MASSENA -- Wanda May Robertson, 92, of County Route 37, peacefully passed away early Friday morning, January 25, 2019 at her home after a brief illness.
Wanda was born May 5, 1926 in Massena, the daughter of the late Cecil and Winona M. (Burton) McConnell. She was a 1944 graduate of Massena High School.
On October 27, 1944, she married George S. Robertson at the Massena First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Hotelling, officiating. George predeceased her on February 28, 2007.
As a young woman, she worked at MH Fishmans, Becker’s Modern Style, and Alcoa for a brief time. After her marriage, she worked at the A&P, the New York State Unemployment Office, and was a cashier at ACME Markets.
Wanda was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Massena Senior Citizens and a lifelong member of the Rebekkah Lodge.
Wanda and her late husband had a great love for dancing, especially square dancing and she was a member of the Seaway Squares. She enjoyed playing cards, shuffleboard, visiting the casino, and traveling with the senior citizens. She also enjoyed wintering in Lady Lake, Florida for over 10 years.
Wanda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Gene Ackerman of Massena; her son and his partner, Alan S. Robertson and Linda Perkins of Louisville; her grandchildren, Daniel, Scott, Derek, Trevor, Matthew, Kate, and Justin; her step-grandchildren, Adelle and Nathaniel; 5 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; her brother, Carl McConnell of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Wanda was predeceased by her daughter, Dawn R. Brown on October 3, 2001; her son-in-law, Ray Brown on April 9, 2018; and her sister Veda Strader in 2003.
Friends may call on Monday from 4-7:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Rachael Jordan officiating. Burial will be held privately in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com