Julie A. Panetta, 73, of Adams, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Mannsville. She was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 19th from 5-8 pm at the Piddock Funeral Home in Adams. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with her sister, the Rev. Cathy Hamilton, officiating. There will be no burial.
Julie was born in Watertown NY on May 26,1944, daughter of Harold Claude and Rosina (Ray) Townsend. She attended Adams Center School and graduated in 1962. She married and had three wonderful children. The marriage ended in divorce.
Following her divorce she went back to school and earned her associates degree in bookkeeping. She got a job working for Bradley Hardware and worked there many years before moving over to Cheney Tire where she worked until she retired in 2013.
Julie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michael Parish of Mannsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Wendy Panetta of Adams Center; and a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Panetta of Athens PA; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Parish, Melissa Parish, Michael Parish, Victoria Panetta and Abigail Panetta. Also one great-granddaughter Ava Rose Parish and another great-grandchild is expected in June. Also surviving are one brother and his wife, Mike and Mary Townsend of Syracuse; four sisters and their husbands, Sharon and Ed Higgins, Cathy and Tom Hamilton all from Adams Center; Rebecca and Craig Wagner of Adams; and Sandi and Albert Smith of Buffalo. There are also many nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents.
Julie loved many things but her family is what mattered most to her. She spent most of her time with her children and grandchildren. She especially loved spending time with her great-granddaughter.
She was an avid crafter; painting , knitting, crocheting and wood-working. She also loved to read.
Julie loved her Thursday lunches with her friends, the Kazoo Cuties. She also loved her Friday night dinners with her sisters and brothers-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St, Watertown, NY 13601.