Agnes Irene Barnard

April 13, 2016
On April 13, 2016 Agnes Irene Barnard passed away peacefully with family members around her. She was 90 years old. She was the beloved wife of John D. Barnard, who preceded her in death, and devoted mother of Suzanne Barnard, John Barnard, Kevin Barnard and Peter Barnard. To her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, “Noni” will be remembered as the strong, loving grandmother, whose Italian heritage was gently passed down through amazing spaghetti dinners and stories of her family’s deep traditions. Irene, whose husband and friends called “Aggie”, lived much of her long life in Oswego, New York. She recently moved to Baltimore to be with her daughter, yet still maintained ties to her family and friends in upstate New York.

Irene will be buried next to her husband in the family plot in Claverack, New York. A memorial service will be held in late July, 2016 in Claverack. Irene was much loved and, until we meet again, we will make sure to remind her whenever we think about her… More! Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego is in care of local arrangements.

Lillian Familo

April 26, 2016
Lillian FamiloLillian (Onofri) Familo, 90, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s Health Services. Born in Oswego, Lillian was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary (Vona) Onofri and the beloved mother of Lillian (George) Howell, Irene (David) Ford, John (Patty) Familo, Sam (Sue) Familo, Dorothy (David) Hamm, and Alice (Bill) Scott, and the cherished grandmother to 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Lillian is also survived by her sister Louise Crisafulli, brother Francis (Mary) Onofri, and sister-in laws Genevieve Loughrey and Marie Bellow. She was predeceased by her siblings James Onofri, Anna Giambo, and Victoria Loughlin.
Lillian retired from the Oswego County Department of Personnel where she worked as a Senior Typist for twenty plus years and was a life- long communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Oswego. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she taught how to make jigsaw puzzles, play cards, bingo, many games and the fine art of porch sitting. Lillian will be greatly missed for her easy going spirit, famous homemade Italian gnocchi and the world’s best jello. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, and taking walks.
Lillian’s family would like to thank the staff at Bishop Commons and St. Luke’s for the care and kindness they bestowed.
Funeral services will be held Friday April 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Greg Kreinheder.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday April 28, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Commons Activity Funds, 4 Burkle Street, Oswego NY 13126

Dorothy A. Ciaramella

Dorothy A. Ciaramella, 79, of Oswego died Friday February 26, 2016 in the Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Ciaramella was born in Long Island, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Viola Cameron. She has been a resident of the Oswego area most of her life. Mrs. Ciaramella was predeceased by her husband Richard Ciaramella in 2014. She was the loving mother and is survived by her children William (Tina) Babcock of Syracuse; Patricia Cameron of WA; Cynthia Valensuela of NC; Richard Babcock of Altmar, NY; Thomas (Tiffany) Babcock of Almar, NY; stepson Kevin (Amelia) Ciaramella of PA, and several grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday April 28, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St Oswego.

Helen Czeck

April 20, 2016
Helen Czeck, 94; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in Frankfort, NY to the late Samuel and Bertha (Dynip) Romanick. Mrs. Czeck was past employed with Nestles, Co.; Fulton. She ran the store at St. Vincent De Paul, Fulton and she was a past member of the Holy Family Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters Court Pere Le Moyne. Mrs. Czeck was pre-deceased by her husband, Lewis Czeck, of 68 years in December 2015. She is survived by their 4 children: Dolores (George) Ahart, Judy (Michael) Sterling, Michael (Flo) Czeck, and Ted (Debbie) Czeck all of Fulton, her sister Dora Roik of Fulton, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Monday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Robert J. Viscome

April 17, 2016
Robert J. Viscome
Robert J. Viscome, 86; of Fulton, NY passed away at home Sunday evening. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Sam and Tessie (Gualtieri) Viscome. Mr. Viscome was a United States Veteran having served in the Marine Corp from 1952 to 1954. He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after 20 years of service and he also retired from Local #633. Mr. Viscome was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. He was pre-deceased by his grandson: Dylan Blair, and 4 siblings: Tony Viscome, Al Viscome, Vickie Czerow and Fred Viscome. Mr. Viscome is survived by his wife of 66 years Alice (Carpenter) Viscome of Fulton, 5 children: Ann Marie (Dan) Mahaney of Hannibal, Debbie (Jay) Burris and Laura Viscome both of Baldwinsville, NY; Robert S. Viscome of Fort Worth, TX, and Susanne Viscome of Fulton, his sister Tessie Raponi of Fulton, 8 grandchildren: David and Tim Miller, Kara Mahaney, Rachel Burris, Elizabeth and Brendan O’Toole, and Samantha and Montana Blair, 3 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Donations may be made to the Seneca Hill Manor Senior Day Care, 2 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

Carl M. Schwitter

April 12. 2016
Carl M. Schwitter, 76, of Oswego Town died Tuesday April 12, 2016. He was born in Oswego January 26, 1940, the son of the late Balz and Elizabeth (Schiesser) Schwitter. Mr. Schwitter retired from Alcan as a Metal truck driver after many years of service. Mr. Schwitter served in the United States Army from 1962 until 1965. He was a member of the VFW Post 5885, and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially going out for dinner with his family. He is survived by his siblings Kathryn Creighton of Fulton; Alice Ketcham of Oswego; Mildred Durfee of Chittenango; James (Shirley) Schwitter of Oswego; Doris Schwitter of Oswego; John (Carole) Schwitter of Hannibal, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings David Schwitter, Mary Jones, Francis Schwitter, Robert Schwitter, Janet Engle, and Barbara Lisk. Funeral services will be Monday April 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Calling hours will be Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego, NY.

Mary Jean Miller

April 10, 2016
Mary Jean Miller, 57, of Oswego, died Sunday April 10, 2016 at her home after a battle with cancer. Mary Jean was born in Fulton the daughter of Beverly Riley of Scriba and the late Richard Miller. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her son Jesse Holden, and brother Andrew Miller. Mary Jean was a former employee of General Motors, and a child care provider. She was a friend to many and loved life, laughter, and she did things her way. In addition to her mother she is survived by her sisters Carol Carter of Oswego; Joyce Ticson of CT., her aunt Diana Kelly of Scriba, nieces and nephew, and many cousins especially Rosanne Maxon and her family. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126. Burial will be private.

Dawn DeForest

April 9, 2016
Dawn DeForest, 58; of Fulton passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9th at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY with her loving husband Alan DeForest by her side. Dawn was born in Potsdam, NY to the late Raymond J. Bogart and survived by her mother Charlotte Bogart of Fulton. Dawn was a “force of nature.” She was mercurial, restless, vital, and curious about everything that went on in the world. Dawn was passionate, determined, and indomitable. The single most important message that Dawn always tried to express to the people she knew, cared and loved is that no matter what happens today that “family is the most important thing that you will ever have happen in your life. Always cherish that.” Dawn is survived by her husband of 35 years
Alan DeForest of Fulton, 3 children: Kellie (Bill) Phillips of Fulton, Kristie (Tom) Marsallo of Minetto, NY, Richard “Tim” (Alexa Compson) DeForest of Fulton, her 3 sisters: Cindy (David) Halstead of Fulton, Judy Bogart of Oswego, NY; and Laura Bogart of Scriba, NY; her beloved grandchildren: Daniel, Jack, and Billy Phillips; Erica Colasurdo, Alexa DeForest, and Mia and Aaron Marsallo and also several beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral service or calling hours. Burial will be held privately. Dawn’s wish was for her family to have a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date when the weather is warm. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Circle Syracuse, NY 13210. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second Street South Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.