Wellington De Groat

Obituary of Wellington De Groat



Mr. Wellington “Welly” De Groat

Port Jervis, NY


Mr. Wellington “Welly” De Groat of Port Jervis, NY died Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Achieve Rehab & Nursing in Liberty, NY.  He was 91.

He was born September 21, 1929 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Dennis De Groat and the late Catherine  Hess DeGroat.

Welly was happily married to Carrie Misenhelder on March 29, 1964 in Port Jervis, NY.


He worked for many years on the Susquehanna Railroad doing different types of maintenance.


A family statement read: “Welly was a hard worker. He always had a job to do, from the moment he woke with the sun to the moment he lay his head to rest, Welly was out making the yard look its’ best. He loved to spend time landscaping the lawn, anyone’s yard really. Even at 89, he could still be seen mowing the grass for his niece. Welly also loved to tinker with different tools and machinery, his passion was taking equipment apart, his frustration was in putting them back together. Welly, we will miss seeing you hard at work around the house, but we know Heaven’s lawns will be looking their best now that you are there.”


Surviving are:

His loving wife Carrie De Groat at home, 3 daughters; Ann De Groat of Port Jervis, NY, Caroline De Groat of Newburgh, NY, and Donna De Groat of Montgomery, NY, his brother Dennis De Groat, Jr. of Port Jervis, NY, his 2 sisters Dolores Finch of Port Jervis, NY

and Joyce Slottko and her husband Bill of Scranton, NJ, also many loving nieces and nephews.


Welly was predeceased by his 7 sisters: Katherine Ostrom, Jeannet Vanderveer, Helen Conklin, Evelyn Mills, Nancy Jerome, Virginia Coda, and Elizabeth Conklin.


Visitation will be held at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 am with Pastor Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.


Burial will be at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.





2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc.
100 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Gray-Parker Funeral Home,Inc.
100 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, New York, United States


12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Rural Valley Cemetery
Oakland Valley Rd
Cuddebackville, New York, United States
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