unknown - August 29, 2011
Gertrude Louise Walsh Duckett, 99, devoted wife and mother passed away peacefully Monday Aug. 29, 2011. She was born in Scipio but lived all her adult life in Skaneateles. She is predeceased by her husband, John, of 53 years, a son, John Jr. and her parents, Francis and Letitia Walsh. She was a devout communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church.
She is survived by a son, Larry (Karen) Duckett, a daughter, Linda (Gordon) Doyle, grandchildren John and Brian Duckett, Kylie (Justin) Henderson, Greg (Kari) Doyle and 5 great grandchildren, Kayla Doyle, Abby and Kody Henderson, Emma and Olivia Doyle. Gertrude lived and loved life to the fullest. Her family was the joy of her life. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing and crocheting. She was an avid reader and loved country music. She was blessed to be able to stay in her own home until age 96. The family would like to thank the staff at Finger Lakes Center for Living for the dedicated and compassionate care she received there up until the time of her passing.
Funeral mass: Thursday Sept. 1 in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Skaneateles Fire Department or SAVES. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.