She was born in Oswego and was the daughter of the late Harriet (Hopkins) Gilmore and Louis Gilmore of Oswego.
Christine was a graduate of the Oswego High School and CCBI and attended SUNY Oswego.
She was an Employee Benefits Technician for the Oswego County Department of Human Resources, retiring in 2016 with 28 years of service. Chris also was a well known Avon representative for many years. Mrs. Clary was a long time volunteer for the Girl Scouts, leading Troop #11027 and acting as District Cookie Coordinator for many years. She also was a volunteer and organizer for Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser.
Christine was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a passion for flowers, birds, and all animals but especially her faithful dog Comet, and felines Honey and Oliver.
In addition to her father she is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Raymond W. Clary, two sons Brandon M. (Danielle) Clary of Fulton and William D. Clary of Watertown and one daughter Katelyn M. (Sam Kilgore) Clary of Oswego, three brothers Louis (Lynne) Gilmore, Jr. of Florida, Robert (Becky Dodge) Gilmore and William (Bonnie Trembly) Gilmore both of Oswego, sister Debra L. Gilmore of Oswego, and one grandchild Patrice Clary.
Also surviving are father-in-law Raymond U. (Sharon) Clary of Fulton, sisters-in-law Kathleen (Christopher) Blum of Oswego, Margaret Clary of Florida, Meegan (Jeff) Adkins of Fulton, and brother-in-law Michael (Bonnie) Clary of Fulton. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law Mary A. Clary. Christine is survived by many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Corliss Varnum, Oswego Hospital Oncology, Oswego County Hospice, friend Shelley Love and niece Kara Dodge for their love and dedication to Christine.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oswego. Calling hours at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Sunday 1-5 PM. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. 8170 Thompson Road Cicero, NY 13039, Friends of Oswego County Hospice 44 East Bridge St. #204B Oswego, NY 13126 or the Oswego county Humane Society 1542, 29 West Seneca St. Oswego, NY 13126.