January 9, 2019
Andrew R. Bristol, 24; of Central Square, NY passed away at home Wednesday, morning. Andrew was born in Syracuse, NY to Richard and Grace Bristol of Central Square, NY. He worked as a Mechanic at his family’s business-Bristol Racing, Hastings, NY. Andrew began racing in Moto Cross at the age of five. He continued racing professionally (#541) both locally and nationwide. Andrew was a member of the USMX, and CNYMRA Racing Districts. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with his family and friends. In addition, to his parents Andrew is survived by his sister and brother: Jacquelyn (Jeff) Walts, and Travis J. Bristol both of Central Square, NY; Maternal Grandmother: Joyce Weiland of Hastings, NY, Paternal Grandfather: Richard G. Bristol of Altmar, NY; his niece: Aubrey Walts of Central Square, NY, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial and a Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Upson Corners Cemetery, Palermo, NY.
January 7, 2019
Willis D. Carr, 77; of Scriba, NY passed away peacefully at his home early Monday morning. Mr. Carr was born in New Hampshire to the late Earl and Irene (Cheney) Carr. He has been a resident of this area for most of his life. Mr. Carr worked for IUOE Local #545, Syracuse with the Darling Co., Buffalo, NY as an operating engineer with heavy duty equipment. He was pre-deceased by his sister Helen Wright. Mr. Carr is survived by his wife of 57 years Karen Carr of Scriba, NY, 3 children: Terrie (Scott) Purce of Fair Haven, NY; Randy (Maryalice) Carr of Ransomville, NY; Lori Carr of Oswego, NY; his brother: Percy Carr of Oswego; 3 grandchildren: Sarah Purce, Cortnie Purce, Cassandra Carr; and great grandson: Owen. Funeral Service and 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. Donation: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.
January 7, 2019
Earl J. Bocko, 90; passed away peacefully Monday at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego. He was born in Oswego, NY to the late Josephine and Alex Bocko.
Mr. Bocko has remained a life resident of Oswego, NY.
He was a United States Veteran having served in Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Bocko was past employed by Columbia Mills, Minetto and later retired from Alcan, Scriba, NY. He was a member of the Oswego VFW and a communicant and usher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto. Mr. Bocko is survived by his wife of 50 years Patricia Bocko of Oswego, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc., 147 W. 4th St., Oswego has care of the arrangements.
John Robert Zappala, 90, of Oswego passed away Saturday January 5, 2019 with his family by his side. Mr. Zappala was born in 1928 the son of the late Antonio and Catherine (Arena) Zappala from Catania, Sicily, Italy. His lifelong passion was vegetable farming; having acreage in NY and FL. He was president of Oswego Growers and Shippers; which was one of the few onion packaging plants in the eastern US. He was an Oswego County Vegetable Growers Association member. Mr. Zappala is survived by his wife of 66 years Alice Arduini Zappala of Oswego, their children John Zappala Jr. of Dryden, Kenneth (JoAnn) Zappala of GA, Jaime Zappala of Ithaca, Suzanne (Joseph) Riciputo of Fulton, grandchildren Matthew Zappala, Cara and Nicholas Riciputo, Desiree Zappala, great grandson Trevor Zappala, and his brother Samuel (Genevieve) Zappala of Oswego. Mr. Zappala was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Zappala, and siblings Jenny Zappala, Helen Battiato, Maurice Zappala, Angeline Santore, Sarah and Rose Manasseri. Funeral services will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.
Shirley J. Morgia, 81, of Oswego died Friday January 4, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Henry and Sadie (White) Michalski. Mrs. Morgia worked for the Oil Burner Supply Co., Syracuse in the accounting department. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph’s Golden Age. She was a member of the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary, and the ELKS Auxiliary. Mrs. Morgia was predeceased by her husband Samuel Morgia in 2017. She is survived by her children Michael (Lisa) Morgia of Rochester, Laurie (Fred) Sharkey of Oswego, grandchildren Kristina, Ashley and Delaney. Funeral services will be Friday 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Church, where a Mass of Christian will be celebrated. Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego
December 27, 2018
Gertrude “Nancy” Lindsley, 63; of Fulton, NY passed peacefully at her sister’s home in Palermo, NY Thursday afternoon. Nancy was born in Fulton, NY to the late Paul and Gertrude J. (Loomis) Lindsley. She had remained a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Nancy was pre-deceased by her husband Fayette L. Brown and her son Joseph Brown. She is survived by her children: Jennifer (Keith) Raymond of Sterling, NY, F. James Brown of OK, Jessica (Dave) Stevenson of OK, Janmarie (Neil) Hauer of Orwell, NY; Joshua (Katie) Brown of Lacona, NY John (Freya) Brown of Auburn, NY; 7 siblings: Dave (Darlene) Lindsley, Dan (Barb) Lindsley, Jim (Marge) Lindsley, Peggy (Chuck) Bickford, Johnny (Dolores) Lindsley, Tom Lindsley, Joe (Leslie) Lindsley and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held together with her mother Gertrude Lindsley’s service 9:30 AM Monday, December 31, 2018 at 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 Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, NY. Calling hours will be conducted 11:30 to 12:30 pm Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
December 21, 2018
Jean F. Huard, 79; of Fulton; passed away Friday morning at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego after enduring a short illness. Jean was born in Fulton, NY to the late Leon and Ann (Nalle) Wood. She has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Jean was past employed with Sealright Co., Fulton and later retired in 1998 from the Fulton Consolidated School District after 20 years of service as a lunch server. She was a member of the YMCA having enjoyed participating in the water aerobics program. She was an avid poker player with her lady friends, and she loved going to the beach. Jean, her husband and family enjoyed many camping vacations at Fair Haven, NY and in their later years they travelled to several destinations and they began to winter in Florida. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Jean is survived by her husband of 59 years: Eugene “Sonny” Huard of Fulton, their 3 children: Jeffery (Sharon) Huard of Minoa, NY, Jill (Robert) Huard-Bruns of Oswego, and Julie (Kenneth) Banks of Lakewood, OH; 2 siblings: Dawn Allen of Orono, ME, Joseph Wood of Fulton, and her beloved 8 grandchildren: Alexander, Eleanor, Christopher, Grace, Lucas, Allyson, Nathan, and Katie; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Stephen Wood. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Donations may be made to the St. Luke Health Services Activity Fund, 299 East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.
Mary Rose Castiglia, 95 of Fulton and more recently with her daughter in Durham, NC. died Tuesday December 11, 2018 in NC. Mary was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Rosario and Angelina (Patane) Fichera. She worked for many years as the Office Manager at Streeter & Van Sanford Insurance, Fulton. Mary was a communicant of Holy Family Church, and a former member and past president of Holy Family Altar Rosary. She was a former member of the Fulton Schools Parent Teachers Association, and she and her husband were former members of the dance club Shirts & Skirts in Fulton. Mary was predeceased by her husband Joseph Castiglia in 2012, and their son Joseph Castiglia in 1976. She is survived by her children Paul Castiglia of Fulton, and Mary Castiglia of Durham NC, one grandson Jason (Kristin) Castiglia, one granddaughter, Stephanie (Colt)Swift and two great grandsons (Cole and Brayden Castiglia). Maryis also survived by her siblings, Dr. Sam Fichera of Jacksonville, FL and Josephine Francesconi of Fulton. Mary will be remembered for many special qualities including her sense of humor, faith, and kindness. A Memorial Mass will beconducted 10:30 AM Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Guy Baccaro. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The arrangements are in the care of theSugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2ndSt. S. Fulton.
Deborah L. Duciaume, 55, of Oswego died Thursday December 13, 2018 peacefully at home with her family by her side. Deborah was born in Batavia, NY the daughter of the late Adelbert and Carolyn (Weller) Shamp. She was a former housekeeper at the Comfort Inn, in Batavia, NY Deborah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of sixteen years Edward Duciaume of Oswego and children Stephanie (Randy Kiser) Hinz of Warsaw, Joshua (Annalise Stark) Hinz of Rochester, grandchildren Derek and Harper. Deborah is also survived by her siblings Todd (Sheila) Shamp of Oakfield, Stacey (Todd) Gallup of NC, and Lisa (David) Fenton of PA. Memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. January 5, 2019 at Hamilton Homes Community Center, 96 Hamilton St. Oswego. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
December 11, 2018
Alice M. Sobota, 99; of Fulton passed peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday morning at Oswego Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Sobota was born to the late Napoleon and Mary LeBlanc. She has been a longtime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Sobota lived a full life and even at 99 years old she lived on her own. She was a respected and cherished community member and in her younger years was active in both school and church volunteer activities. She worked during the war and became an avid traveler prior to her marriage to her late husband Frederick Sobota who died in 1999. Mrs. Sobota was an athlete having enjoyed cross-country skiing, golfing, tennis and bowling. She was an active mom who helped with photography and additionally became a bowling coach to several community children. Mrs. Sobota was also known for the “Mom Column” which she wrote for the local newspaper. It was important to her to make all children feel special and loved. Mrs. Sobota was pre-deceased by her son Tom Sobota in 2000. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Lorraine Johnson and Nancy Warren both of Cape Cod, MA; and Janice Sobota of Fulton, her two sisters: Dina Koliada of Fulton, and Dora LeBlanc of Norwood, NY; 2 grandchildren: Gretchen Johnson of ME, and Dustin Johnson of MA; 3 great-grandchildren: Benjamin Johnson, Alice Johnson-Cummings, Luke Johnson and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Deacon Nick Alvaro will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Donations may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY 13126.