Theresa Way

Obituary of Theresa M. Way

Theresa Mary (Reyell) Way, 76, of Beekmantown, passed away Wednesday evening, July 1, 2020 at home while under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country. She was born to the late Norris and Elizabeth "Bessie" Reyell on October 24, 1943 and grew up in Beartown. Theresa attended a one room schoolhouse in Beartown through the eighth grade and was in the first graduating class of Beekmantown High School in 1960. She went on to complete a course of study at OLVA Secretarial School. Following OLVA, Theresa began her career with Clinton County, working for the Highway Department, with a few years in the Probation Department before returning to the Highway Department until her retirement in early 1990. It was while working for the County Highway Department that she met the love of her life, Lowell Way. After a six month courtship, they married in April, 1969 and remained deeply in love for the past 51 years. In addition to her husband, left to grieve her passing are her two daughters and son-in-law: Martha Breyette of West Plattsburgh, and Jessica and Scott Dukett of Casa Grande, AZ; one son and daughter-in-law: Jeremy and Darcy Way of Peru; five grandchildren: Brandon Way of Plattsburgh, Abigail Breyette of West Plattsburgh, Kennedy, Lincoln and Sullivan Way of Peru and Constable; one step-granddaughter, Emily and Tyler Jarvis of Peru; three brothers and one sister: Francis "Buzz" and Linda O'Connell-Reyell, Fred and Kathy Reyell, David Reyell and companion Art McKee, Cindy Reyell and companion Tom Gillott, all of Beartown; and several nieces and nephews. Theresa was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be forever missed. She always put her family first, and there is nothing she wouldn't do for them. "Meme" was well known at the Skating Club of the Adirondacks, where her granddaughters were skaters. She was also an avid quilter and enjoyed gardening. Theresa's family will greet folks on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 10:15 to 11 am at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 with Rev. Scott R. Seymour, parish priest, celebrating. Masks are mandatory inside of the church. Donations may be made in Theresa's memory to Hospice of the North Country or St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
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