Rita M. Siver

December 10, 1933 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 85)


Rita M. Siver, 85, of 19506 Evans Road, Dexter, passed away peacefully at her home on March 12, 2019.

She was born on December 10, 1933 in Henderson, NY, daughter of Timothy and Anna M. (Mitchell) Shannon.  Rita graduated from Sackets Harbor High School in 1951.  She then married Robert M. Siver on October 2, 1954 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and the couple resided in Brownville. 

She worked many summers as a telephone operator at Camp Drum and then became the secretary for Immaculate Conception where she served the parish for several years.  Mr. Siver was a self employed contractor in the local area.

She and her husband square danced for over twenty years, she enjoyed clogging and belonged to the Country Classic Cloggers, she enjoyed knitting and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Among her survivors are her beloved and devoted husband of 64 years, Robert M. Siver, her seven loving children and their spouses, Debra Jenness, Dexter, Robert and Debra Siver Jr., Watertown, Mark and Elizabeth Siver, NC, Kimberley and Merton Irey, Brownville, Daniel and Laure Siver, Chaumont, Wayne and Mary Siver, NC, Christopher and Amber Siver, Pamelia, 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, a son-in-law James Jenness, a great grandson Timothy Daniel Queior, four sisters, Teresa Alton, Rosemary Jackson, Marguerite “Peg” Lange, Helen Scee, and her twin brothers Lyle and Lloyd Shannon all passed before her.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held at the Siver family home on Evans Road in Dexter from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday March 15.

A Funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Michael Gaffney, Pastor and Rev. Douglas Comstock officiating.

Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 731 James St., Suite 408, Syracuse, NY 13203.

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March 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Siver Family Home
19506 Evans Road
Dexter, NY 13634

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

Brownville, NY

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