November 10, 2018
Dale A. Bates, 65, of Fulton died Saturday November 10, 2018 at his home. He was born in Alexandria Bay, the son of the late Roland and Bertha Bates. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of theSugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
November 5, 2018
Mary J. Whalen, 76; of Scriba, NY passed away peacefully at home Monday surrounded by her family.
She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Mary (Chalone) and Angelo Capizzi. Mrs. Whalen has remained a resident of Scriba, NY for several years. She was pre-deceased by her husband John Whalen Sr, 2 grandsons: Todd Kingsley, and Joey Hammond III, step-mother: Genevieve Capizzi, 3 siblings: Alfred Capizzi, Joseph Capizzi, and Kathleen Palermo. Mrs. Whalen was a loving wife, mother, and friend. She is survived by her lifetime partner: Bill Madill of Scriba, 5 children: Theresa (Steven) Woolson of Oswego, Michelle Kingsley of SC, Michael Whalen of Oswego, Donna Whalen of Oswego, Colleen Whalen of Oswego, sibling: Peter (Marilyn) Capizzi of Camillus, NY; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Friday at Christ the Good Shepherd of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY.
November 5, 2018
Jean B. Egnew, 91; of Oswego passed away at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Bollington, England to the late Ester (Simcock) and Thomas Braddock.
While living in England she was employed to help manufacture military service uniforms. Her family also allowed use of their family farm as a place of refuge for survivors of the war. While living in the United States Mrs. Egnew was past employed for 20 years with General Electric, Syracuse. She was also a past member of the VFW Auxiliary. Jean loved to sing, play the bones and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Egnew was pre-deceased by her son Tim LaQuire, and daughter Marlene Haselbauer, 2 step-children: Penny Egnew and Dale Egnew, 5 grandchildren, and several siblings. Mrs. Egnew is survived by her husband of 45 years Keith Egnew of Oswego; children: Vincent (Betty) LaQuire of Fulton, Kathleen (Robert) Ruggio of Oswego, and Kim Ellingwood of Scriba, step-children: Merry (Ray) Hauver of NC, Brian (Mary) Egnew, and David Egnew both of West Lydon, NY; sibling: Brian Braddock, 25 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego with a 10:00 AM Memorial Service to follow in the funeral home with Rev. John Smegelsky. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
Vivian M. Woodruff, 99 of Fulton died Sunday November 4, 2018 in Morningstar Care Center. She was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Harlin and Mamie (Johnston) Wright. Mrs. Woodruff retired from Sealright after 35 years of service. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Mrs. Woodruff is predeceased by her husband Robert C. Woodruff in 1980 and their children John and Richard Miller. She is survived by her grandchildren Deborah Massett, Kathlene Williams, James Miller, John Miller, Michael Miller, Katie Miller, Rick Miller, and Laurie Szymanski, and several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Mt. Adnah Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd.St. S. Fulton.
November 2, 2018
Anne M. Carney, 87, of Oswego died Friday November 2, 2018 in St. Luke Health Service, Oswego. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Budd) Gallagher. Mrs. Carney enjoyed sewing, and she was a past member of the Marine Museum. Mrs. Carney was predeceased by her husband William E. Carney, daughter Julie DeGroff, and son-in-law Joe Scanlon, predeceased by siblings Edward Gallagher, and Mary Jane O’Toole. She was a very devoted mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Carney is survived by her children Cathy (Dave) Goettsch of CA, William (Lisa) Carney of Oswego, Patti Scanlon of Oswego, Maureen Carney of Oswego, Monica (Dale MacDonald) Carney of Fulton, Theresa (Nate Johndrew) Carney of Oswego, John (Danielle Pasco Ault) Carney of Liverpool, 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one great great grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday November 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
October 24, 2018
Walter J. Hanlon, 81; of Fulton passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a lengthy illness. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Walter and Frances (Alnutt) Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Hanlon retired in 1992 as the Police Chief with the Fulton Police Department where he served for 34 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Central NY Chiefs Association. Mr. Hanlon enjoyed hunting and wintering in Florida with his wife for several years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Carolyn Hanlon of Fulton, and their son Walter J. Hanlon III of Fulton. Funeral Service and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
October 23, 2018
Lawrence C. Barker, 88, of New Haven, Mexico area, and more resent of Bishop Commons, Oswego died Tuesday October 23, 2018 in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Barker was born in Watertown, NY the son of Charles and Viola (Bendwell) Barker. Mr. Barker worked at Fort Drum military base as an engineer working in the maintenance department repairing air-conditioning units and refrigerators. Mr. Barker also worked for Burkhards Plumbing & Heating. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was predeceased by his wife Mariel Barker and children David Barker and Karen Rapholz. Mr. Barker was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his children Robert (Valerie) Rapholz of Watertown, Janet Barker of Pulaski, Charry Snyder of Oswego, Garry (Kelly) Barker of Watertown, Terry Neice of Oswego. He is also survived by his sisters Alvina Bok of Rochester and Doris Weston of Watertown, 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego. Burial will be private.
October 20, 2018
Bill Dale, 71, of Oswego, died Saturday October 20, 2018 in Seneca Hill Manor with his family by his side after a long illness. Bill was born in Oswego the son of the late Raymond and Vida (Gilbert) Dale. He was a maintenance mechanic for with Niagara Mohawk, and then Constellation Energy where he retired in 2006. He was a former member of the Oswego ELKS. Bill enjoyed his time fishing at Black Lake. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Judy Dale of Oswego, his children William (Ashley) Dale of GA, Melissa Dale of NC, Jim (Kendra) Pagliaroli of Ohio, and Andy (Nicole) Pagliaroli of Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Abby, Annie, Wyatt Dale, and Samantha and Nicola Pagliaroli, and his siblings Jim Dale of CA, and Margaret (Al) Campney of FL. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Alan, and Jack Dale. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St Oswego. Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 120, Oswego NY 13126
October 11, 2018
Alberta Hirschey, 98; passed away peacefully Thursday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, NY. She was born in Beaver Falls, NY to the late Henry O. and Annetta (Coir) Saunders. Mrs. Hirschey has been a resident of Fulton since 2003. She was a licensed Beautician early on in her married life. She also worked several years at the Lewis County Clerks office. Mrs. Hirschey was of the Methodist faith. She was pre-deceased by her husband Raymond L. Hirschey in 1995 and daughter Meridth L. Izyk, her brother William Saunders, and sisters: Myrt Port and Themla Camidge. Mrs. Hirschey is survived by her children: Marcia (Howard) Higby of TN, and Peter Hirschey of Fulton, NY; her grandchildren: Cindy (Hector) Cortes, Theresa (Michael) Staley, Charles (Susan) Higby, John (Michelle) Izyk, Joanne Izyk, Cheryl Izyk and Cassandra (Chris) Jones, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be conducted in the summer of 2019 and burial will be held in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Naumburg, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in her memory.
October 10, 2018
Beatrice “Betty E. Finocchiaro, 70; of Fulton passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home after her courageous 4 ½ year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Betty was born in Fulton to the late James F.A. and Viola (Drinkwine) Brannan. She remained a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Betty worked as a Registered Nurse for 49 years. She first began her career in Manhattan at Lenox Hill and continued in North Carolina where she began a Lamaze Charter Group and a La Leche League. Betty retired from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital where she worked in the ICU for 30 years and her remaining 10 years in Ambulatory Surgery. Betty was a past member of the Holy Family Parish Council and was a founding couple of the Holy Family Marriage Encounter One/One. Betty was considered the heart of the family. The one who always promoted family and friends to gather and spend time together. A testament to her fellowship was how so many friends and family came forward voluntarily to help the family to take shifts to help the family with home care during her last days and precious moments. Betty was pre-deceased by her Grandmother “Mim” Marie LaPorte Brannan. She was a wonderful high school best friend who became the beloved wife to John “Jack” Finocchiaro of Fulton for 38 years, and a loving mom to their 3 children: Kathryn “Katie” (Alan) Schnall of Fulton, Sarah (John McGraw) Finocchiaro of Fulton, and Laura “Lola” (Hollie MacLennan) Finocchiaro of Boston, MA; step-mother: Carol-Anne Charbonneau of SC, 2 siblings: James (Christine) Brannan of Fulton, Robert (Cheryl) Brannan of Marion, NY and grandma “Mim” to Dakota, Brayden, Ethan, Juliet, Lena, and Nora and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Monday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Guy Baccaro. Calling hours will be held 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Donations may be made to Office of Development/Tisch Cancer Institute for Multiple Myeloma, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1049; NY, NY 10029.