Theresa C. Hawley

Registered Nurse


(January 26, 1915-May 18, 1999)


COLTON--The funeral for Theresa C. Hawley, 84, United Helpers Canton Nursing Home, formerly of Colton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church with the Rev. Howard J. Venette, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk.

Mrs. Hawley died Tuesday morning at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, where she had been a patient since Monday.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Buck Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hawley served in the Navy Nursing Corps as a lieutenant commander from Oct. 2, 1952 to June 3, 1961, and was a registered nurse, doing private duty nursing. She was employed at Potsdam Hospital for a short time.

Born Jan. 26, 1915, in Colton, daughter of John and Theria Scovil Creighton, she was a graduate of A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing, Ogdensburg. She married James William Tyo on Sept. 6, 1939, in Colton. He died April 20, 1951. She married Jean P. Hawley on Feb. 4, 1961, at St. Paul’s Church, South Colton, with Monsignor Robert J. McCarthy officiating.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving besides her husband are 15 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Four brothers, James, William, Daniel and Robert Creighton, and six sisters, Anna B. Hayes, Josephine Meehan, Blanche Boyer, Mary Creighton, Helen LaRue and Mabel Hickey, died before her.


( This obituary was provided by Joan Tyo Lalonde, and appeared in the Wednesday, May 19, 1999 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page 29).