EDWARDS, NY- Loretta J. Averill, 75, of 42 Old State Highway 58, Edwards, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 surrounded by her family at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to North Country Cremation Service, owned and operated by Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown, NY.
Loretta was born on January 26, 1942 in Watertown, NY to the late Edward and Catherine Call-Miller. She worked at Clifton Fine Hospital in Star Lake, NY as a kitchen aid.
On June 27, 1959 she married the love of her life, Roger Averill. They shared 54 wonderful years of marriage together until Roger’s passing in August of 2014.
When she was younger Loretta enjoyed many years of being a foster parent. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and was an avid camper. She especially enjoyed her dogs, cats, and she had various animals throughout the years including ducks, geese, chickens, a tarantula, parakeets and fallow deer.
Loretta is survived by her children; Michelle Sovay (Thomas Wimer), WV, Roger Averill, Glenfield, NY, and Brandy Averill, Edwards, NY, her siblings; Sonya Perkins, Chaumont, NY, Edward (Jenny) Miller, Watertown, NY, Roma (Jackie) Miller, Watertown, NY, and Gary Miller, Watertown, NY, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband and parents, Loretta is predeceased by a daughter; Lucinda Averill-LaFrance, her sisters; June Jeffers and Marie Madill, and a brother, Robert Miller.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Any donations made in Loretta’s name should be sent to Crouse Hospital ICU, 736 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210.
Online condolences may be made to www.northcountrycremationservice.com.