March 17, 2019
John J. Mieczkowski, 96; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Stanley and Sophie (Szymanowski) Mieczkowski. Mr. Mieczkowski has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during WWII. Mr. Mieczkowski was a recipient of the following decorations and citations: European-Africian Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal and the Order of King Albert Forraugerre. Mr. Mieczkowski retired from Black Clawson where he worked as a Machinist. He was past president of the Fulton Bowling Association, a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Fulton and an inductee of the Fulton Bowling Hall of Fame. Mr. Mieczkowski is survived by his wife Shirley Mieczkowski of Fulton, their sons: Stephen (Lynn) Mieczkowski of Martville, NY; James (Roberta Morgan) Mieczkowski of Liverpool, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Syracuse Disabled American Veterans Transportation, Syracuse VA Medical Center/Attn. DAV/HSC Room A174A
800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.
March 16, 2019
Alberta M. Ambuske, 92; of Fulton passed away peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Fulton. She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Albert and Dorothy (Quigley) Weske.
Mrs. Ambuske had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Ambuske enjoyed BINGO, visiting the casino, crocheting and reading. Her passion was her family especially her grandchildren and practicing her faith. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 65 years James Ambuske Sr. in 2013, and siblings: George and Fred Weske, Betty Phillips, Ann LeClair; and son-in-law: Bernie Scout. Mrs. Ambuske is survived by her 6 children: Regina Scout of Fulton, James (Joyce) Ambuske Jr., of Baldwinsville, Helen (Mike) Speck of Fulton, Colleen Ambuske of Fulton, Michael (Amy) Ambuske of Fulton, and Karen (Bill) Fisher of Fulton, 6 grandchildren: Amanda (Randy) Lyttle, Brian Ambuske, Priscilla Ambuske, Josh (Ashlee) Speck, Max (Alanah) Ambuske, Megan (Cody) Ambuske, 1 great grandchild: Ella Speck and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services: 9:30 AM Wednesday in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Donna F. Pauldine, 75, of Oswego died Saturday March 16, 2019 in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late John and Louise (Zollo) Pauldine. She was a florist at Crystal Rose and the owner and operator of Pauldine’s Flower Shop, Oswego. Donna loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends, and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and dance. Donna liked to go Harborfesting and breakfast at Wades Diner. She had a great love for flowers watching them grow, and tending to them. Donna is survived by her children Lisa (Wendy Phinney) Familo of Oswego, Scott (Susan) Familo of Oswego, Jamie (Jennifer) Familo of CA, grandchildren Jaden, Kyle, Ryan, and Jamison. She is also survived by her siblings John (Patty) Pauldine of Las Vegas, Bella Ferrazoli of Oswego, Maryanne Moxley of Oswego, and Louise Musial of Oswego, and several nieces, nephews, and cousin. Funeral services will be Wednesday 6:00 P.M. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego. Burial will be private.
March 11, 2019
Charles “Charlie” E. Miller, 85, of Oswego died Monday March 11, 2019 at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego. Mr. Miller was born in Oswego the son of the late Carl and Anastacia (Craver) Miller. He was a former employee of Hammermill Paper Co., Nestle’s, and retired from Alcan Aluminum as a material handler. Mr. Miller served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Miller was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, and a member of the Elks. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife Santa Miller, and their children Charles (Cindy) Miller Jr. of Oswego, Debora (Kevin) Lyons of Colorado Springs, Carol (Mike) Shannon of Oswego, Donna (Alfred) Archer of Oswego, and Joseph (Lisa) Miller of Kentucky. He is also survived by his grandchildren Shelby Lyons, Chad Miller, April Shannon, Dana Shannon, Sydney Miller, Alfred Archer, Brandon Archer, Zachary Miller, Matthew Miller, and great granddaughter Sylvie Harrison. Funeral services will be 9:30 Friday March 15, 2019 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, or the American Cancer Society.
March 6, 2019
Shirley M. Keil, 81; of Hannibal, NY passed away peacefully after a short illness at home with her family by her side. Mrs. Keil was born in Fulton, NY to the late Charles and Helen (Conner) Van Patten. She has been a resident of Hannibal for over 40 years. Mrs. Keil worked as a Nurse’s Aid at Harwood Nursing Home, Oswego for 19 years and then she worked in home health care. After retirement, she decided to go back to work with the Latchkey Program at Farley Elementary School, Hannibal, NY. Mrs. Keil loved going to the casino, gardening, knitting, crocheting and sewing. In her younger years, she loved moving to new and different places. She was predeceased by her daughter Rhonda Furlong in 2012 and her husband Ken Keil in 2014. Mrs. Keil is1 survived by her 5 children: Cindy Falter of Rochester, NY; Todd Richardson of Red Creek, NY; Lisa Kinville, of Fulton, NY; Justin Richardson of CA, and Teddy Richardson of Fulton, NY; her sister Linda Laning of NC; 15 grandchildren: Kari Falter, Melissa Stout, Aaron Richardson, Joseph Richardson, Nigel Furlong, Amber Furlong, Tiffany Furlong, Jeremiah Kinville, Jacob Kinville, Joel Kinville, Nicholas Kinville, Sarah Kinville, Cody Richardson, Jenna Richardson, and Chase Richardson; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling Hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. The Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., with Pastor Derek Loperfido officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY
March 5, 2019
Mary Ann Bonanno Nichol, 73; formerly of Fulton, NY peacefully went home to God Tuesday, March 5th at Francis House, Syracuse, NY. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Joseph and Ida (Cutuli) Bonanno. Mrs. Nichol has been a resident of Syracuse, NY and Hancock, NY for most of her life. She was a 1963 graduate of Oswego Catholic High School, Oswego, and a graduate of CCBI, Syracuse. Mrs. Nichol worked with the Automobile Club of Western and Central NY as a travel counsellor for 30+years. She was a member of The Red Hats, Onondaga Hill Branch, Onondaga Seniors, and the Italian American Club. Mrs. Nichol enjoyed extensive world travelling including cruises. She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert W. Nichol in 1997. Mary Ann is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Salvatore and Rosemary Bonanno of Fulton, her 2 stepsons: Robert W. Nichol of West Monroe, NY and John P. Nichol of Syracuse, NY, her niece: Marie (Robert) Lagowski of Fulton, her nephew: Joseph (Michelle) Bonanno of Cato, NY; 5 grandchildren: Patricia, Kyle, Christopher, Benjamin and Joshua; 3 great grandchildren: Domenic, Darrius, and Wyatt; 2 great nephews: Joseph and Andrew; and her dear family and friends in Fulton, Syracuse, and Hancock, NY who have been wonderful in friendship, travelling companions and simply devoted to Mary Ann through the good years and more currently during her heroic fight with cancer. A Calling Hour will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Church: 203 Roxboro Rd., Mattydale, MY 13211 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM celebrated by Rev. Robert Hyde. Burial will be held in the spring at Riverview Cemetery, Hancock, NY. Mary Ann was so thankful for the care she received from her family and friends and then in partnership with Francis House, that her wish in lieu of flowers would be that contributions be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY so that others may receive such wonderful end of life care. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Virginia L. Libbey, 62, of Fulton died Friday March 1, 2019 in St. Joseph Hospital with her family by her side. Virginia was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Rowe. She enjoyed riding on motorcycles, going boating, camping and especially being with her family and friends. Virginia is survived by her husband Ellis Libbey of Hannibal, children Lori Brand of Fulton, Ellis (Bobbi Jo Kempston) Libbey of Fulton, grandchildren Kayden, Chelsie and Natalie. In addition, she is survived by her siblings Brenda, Linda, George, Almeana, Kathy, Joyce, Joan, Harold, Henry, Sheldon, Clinton, and Judy. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Kendell Libbey and brothers Don and Ron Rowe. There will be no services at Virginia’s request. The Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton is in care of the arrangements.
February 26, 2019
Ralph “Skip” A. Hayden Jr., 85; of Martville, NY passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation, Oswego. Skip was born in Lysander, NY to the late Ralph and Mary Elizabeth (Langham) Hayden. He had been a lifetime resident of Martville, NY. Skip was past employed as a Machinist having worked in a family owned and operated business. Hayden Brothers Machine Shop was first located in Red Creek, NY and then in Martville, NY. Skip also worked independently as a Truck Driver with Hayden Trucking, Martville, NY and then later with Malone Trucking, Oswego, NY. He was a lifetime member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552, the Fulton Elk’s Club Post #830, and Hannibal V.F.W. Post #5380. Skip’s greatest passion was Ford vehicles. He lovingly restored over a period of several years a 1927 Ford Model T with all original Ford parts. He was predeceased by his son Ralph “Skip Jr.” Hayden III. He is survived by his loving partner and wife of 53 years Joan Hayden of Martville, NY, his children: Deborah Barker of FL, Tracey Lewin of FL, Darlene Simpson of FL, Mark Tompkins of TX, his step-children: Roxanne Wavle of Hannibal, Harry McCarty of Fulton, Cindy McCarty of Fulton, his siblings: Nancy Steffen of FL, and Jac Hayden of NV, and grandchildren: Stacie France, Katrina Bonnie, Jolene McCarty, Craig Hoffman, Alex McCarty, Megan McCarty, Ashley Lewin and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday at the Fountain of Life Church, Oswego St., Hannibal, NY. Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego has care of the arrangements.
February 18, 2019
Donald Fitzgerald, 89, of Oswego, died Monday, February 18, 2019, in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in East Hartford CT., the son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Courtney) Fitzgerald. He was a former employee of Oswego State University in the maintenance and security departments. Mr. Fitzgerald served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a life member of the VFW Post # 5885, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, volunteer with the American Red Cross, and at many organizations. He was a communicant, sacristan, and longtime volunteer of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife of 34 years Delores Ponzi Fitzgerald of Oswego, children James Fitzgerald of Oswego, Donald (Judy) Fitzgerald of Oswego, Karen (Jeff) Burke of PA., stepdaughter Nancy (David) Henderson of Oswego, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother Vincent Fitzgerald of Syracuse. He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Robert and Arthur Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be Thursday 10:00 at Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego.
February 18, 2019
Shirley R. Godici, 92; beloved wife of Angelo “Buck” Godici passed away Monday with her family by her bedside. Shirley was born in Elmira, NY and grew up in Waverly, NY. She graduated from Waverly High School and became a Medical Assistant in Fulton while raising their four children. Mrs. Godici is survived by her husband of 70 years Angelo Godici, their children: Nicholas (Louise) Godici of San Diego, CA; Nancy (Bill) Caltabiano of Baldwinsville, NY; Michael (Eileen) Godici of Hilton, NY and Thomas (Gillian) Godici of Manhasset, NY; her brother: Robert Reed of Spokane, WA, 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Godici was pre-deceased by her siblings: Mary Kester, John Reed, and Alan Reed. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. John Manno officiating.