Clayton- Mrs. M. Joan Slate, age 81, of Strawberry Lane died Monday at Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient for 8 days. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Joan was born November 20, 1931 in the Town of Orleans the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Shipman McDonald. She graduated from Clayton Central School.
She married Francis Slate of Glen Park who died in Massena in 1981. They lived in Massena for 15 years. After her husbands death she moved back to Clayton.
Surviving is a daughter, Tina (Rick) Smith and their daughter Meghan of Newark; one sister, Hilda (Allan) Jackson of Clayton; one brother, John (Bonnie) McDonald of LaFargeville; nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law Milton Rusho of Clayton.
Joan is pre-deceased by one brother, Clifford McDonald Jr., three sisters, Doris Jackson, Dorothy Reff and Helen Rusho all of Clayton.
Donations can be made to T.I.E.R.S. Clayton, NY 13624 and also the Huntingtons Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.
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