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.
September 30, 2018
Barbara L. “Sarge” Trepasso, 70; of Fulton passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sunday evening. Mrs. Trepasso was born in Oswego, NY to the late Raymond and Betty (Vivlemore) Laurent. She remained a resident of Fulton, NY for most of her life. Mrs. Trepasso retired as a Plant Manager from North End Paper, Fulton after 40 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Barb is survived by her husband of 48 years Thomas Trepasso of Fulton, 3 children: Michelle Ballentine of Erie, PA; Karen (Chuck) Kimball, and Julie (Russell) Warren both of Fulton, siblings: David (Theresa) Carosella of TX, Barry (Susan) Laurent of FL, Jeanette Lyons of Oswego, Deborah (Brian) Cannizo of NC, 4 grandchildren: Sara, Joshua, Nicole, Cameron, grand-dog Mario and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted: 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. A Memorial Service will be held 9:30 AM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton with Rev. Joseph Scardella officiating with Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 8148-0142 or Make a Wish Foundation of CNY, Inc., Suite 900, 120 Madison St., Syracuse, NY 13202.
September 26, 2018
Concetta Marie Dickquist, 99; formerly of Fulton, NY died peacefully at Hospice of the Comforter in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Dickquist was born in Fulton, NY to the late Vincent and Equida (Vecchio) DiBernardo. She had moved to Florida to be closer to her family. Concetta will forever be remembered for her style, grace, humor, hard work and being a wonderful cook. She was a compassionate and loving caregiver to her family. Concetta’s happiest times were with her family. She had been employed by General Electric, Syracuse as a Team Leader. Concetta was a past communicant of Holy Family Church and a current member of Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, NY. She loved to walk, talk and travel and bowl with her best friend Anne Lalik. Together they were on various bowling leagues for over 60 years and October 7th, 2000 Anne and Kay (as Concetta was known to many) were inducted into the Fulton Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Concetta enjoyed travelling to NC and FL to stay with her children during the winter months. She always loved to cook and have her family together. She also enjoyed playing high stakes BINGO at the casino and local churches. Concetta was pre-deceased by her husband Michael J. Dickquist in 2001, and siblings: Carmella Bifera, Rose Pannofino, Joseph DiBernardo, and Jack DiBernardo. Concetta was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her surviving sons: Michael Dickquist of Fulton, Dennis Dickquist of Orlando, FL, and David (Amy) Dickquist of Salisbury, NC, grandchildren: Tamara Townsley, Victoria Dickquist, and Michael V. Dickquist; great grandchildren: Kaydn, Chloe, Lucy, Jonathan, Kaylyne, Tia, Tommy, Nicholas, Madison, Ethan, and Isabella, close family friends and caregivers to Concetta: Kathy LaDuke and Alan Root and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held
8:00 to 9:45 AM Tuesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
September 12, 2018
Kristy Lea Draper, 40; of Fulton passed away after a sudden attack of illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Kristy was born in Oswego, NY and has been lifetime resident of Fulton. She had been employed with Mimi’s Drive In, Fulton for three years as a waitress. Kristy enjoyed being involved with the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club, and Dirt Sportsmen. She loved listening to music and using her i-phone. Kristy was a great caregiver and Mama. She is survived by her husband of 23 years Jeffrey Draper of Fulton, children: Brett Draper of Fulton, Karlee Draper of Fulton, Cassandra Draper of Parish, NY; and Alivia Diefenbacher of Fulton; her parents Terry and Chris Fitzgerald of Fulton and Michael Diefenbacher Sr., of Fulton; 3 brothers: Michael Diefenbacher Jr., of Fulton, Thomas Deloff of Fulton, and Timothy Clark of Fulton; 5 step-siblings: Kim Deloff of Fulton, Mike Deloff of Cicero, NY, Stephanie Fitzgerald of Fulton, Chris Fitzgerald of Oswego, and Daniel Fitzgerald of Fulton, 1 granddaughter: Aubree Draper and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Burial will be held privately.
December 4, 2017
Chester Bogdziewcz, 89;
of Fulton will be given Military honors 11:00 AM Saturday, September 8th graveside in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton by the New York State Funeral Honor Guard. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
August 29, 2018
Kenneth J. Verdoliva, 78, of Oswego died Wednesday August 29, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Oswego the son of the late John and Mary (Knopp) Verdoliva. Mr. Verdoliva retired from Hammermill Paper and later International Paper as a meter engineer after forty years of service. He loved spending time with his family, and especially with his grandchildren, he also enjoyed gardening. Mr. Verdoliva was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Verdoliva, and his brother Mike Verdoliva. He is survived by his children Ken (Cecelia) Verdoliva of PA, John Verdoliva of LA, Theresa Verdoliva of Oswego, and Lisa Molinari of PA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren Megan, Kevin, Vanessa, Sabrina, Kenneth, Anthony, Gabrielle, and Matthew, 4 great grandchildren Justin, Madison, Syrus, and Chase, and his brother Ronald (Donna) Verdoliva of Oswego. Funeral services and burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
August 29, 2018
Lena Sophia Aluzzo, 84; passed away peacefully Wednesday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late James and Carrie (Towsley) Butler. Mrs. Aluzzo remained a life resident of Fulton. She was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Aluzzo also enjoyed crocheting. She is survived by her two daughters: Darlene (Don) Baum of NC, and Gina Scerbo of Fulton, 4 grandchildren: Donny Baum, Jackie (Brandon) Harvard, Joseph (Brittany) Scerbo, Lindy (Kenny) Calkins; 4 great grandchildren: Kairra, Bella, Talon, and Emery and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Aluzzo was pre-deceased by her siblings and great grandchild Geonna Angelina Calkins. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.
August 29, 2018
William Owen Cady, 90; of Fulton passed away at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford, NY. Mr. Cady was born in Lakeland, NY to the late Asa C. Cady and Gladys (Knapp) Cady. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Cady had worked for Tip Top/Ward Foods, Albany, NY and he retired from tractor trailer driving after working for several years as an independent transport hauling retail goods. Mr. Cady was pre-deceased by his son Christopher Cady. He is survived by his daughters Cathy Cady of Mechanicville, NY and Colleen Cady of CA, 2 siblings: Doris VanDusen of Jordan, NY and Daniel Cady of KY. Funeral Services and Burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
August 29, 2018
Deborah A. Segretto, 64; of Fulton passed away at her home Wednesday after a short illness. She was born in Scranton, PA to Vince and Dorothy Fischi. Mrs. Segretto was previously employed as a Nurse with Broward Health Medical Center. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed painting, crocheting and growing plants. Mrs. Segretto is survived by her husband Phillip Segretto of Oswego, 2 sons: James Segretto of Albany, NY and Michael Segretto of MI; her siblings: Jimmy Fischi and Judy Thompson both of FL, grandchild: Olivia Segretto and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.