November 18, 2015
Catherine Giannetto, 74; of Martville, NY died peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, November 18th at Francis House, Syracuse, NY. She was born in Fulton to the late Arthur and Ruthalene (Beebe) Smith. She has remained a resident of Martville for most of her life. Mrs. Giannetto was past employed with Nestles, Co., Fulton for 10 years before retiring in 1996 from Hutchins Psychiatric Center, Syracuse, NY for over 16 years. She was a member of the Fulton Moose Lodge, and a past member of the Italian American Club. Mrs. Giannetto was an avid bowler and longtime member of the Fulton YMCA and First United Church of Fulton. She loved her family, friends, and her animals. Mrs. Giannetto was pre-deceased by her “little Guinea” Joseph R. Giannetto Sr. in April of 2006 and sister: Lillian Klock. She is survived by her 2 children: Joseph R. Giannetto Jr., of Fulton, Sally Giannetto Parkhurst of Fulton, brother: Ronald (Diane) Smith of Eastwood, NY, 5 grandchildren: Racquel (Jim) Keller, Kasey Jo (Michael) Parkhurst, Morgan Alise Parkhurst, Eddie Parkhurst, and Rachel Parkhurst, 2 great grandchildren: Jimmy Keller III, Colton Keller, several nieces and nephews and her little friends Katerina, Angel and Muffin. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, 1:30 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton where Rev. Meredith Williams will be officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions may be made to Francis House 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY.
November 16, 2015
Samuel Tesoriero, 84; of Oswego, NY passed away Monday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego, NY to the late James and Sarah (Corso) Tesoriero. Mr. Tesoriero was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He studied for 3 years in the seminary and later graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a Bachelor Degree. He worked for years as a Teacher in the following school districts: Solvay, NY; Frankfort, NY; Westmoreland, NY; and Kingston, NY. In his younger years Mr. Tesoriero enjoyed acting and boxing. He also enjoyed playing softball in the Oswego Softball Leagues. Mr. Tesoriero was a devoted and self-appointed caretaker for two of his widowed sisters for several years. Mr. Tesoriero is survived by his brother James B. “Terry” Tesoriero of Oswego, and his sister Ida Godkin of Norwich, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Tesoriero was pre-deceased by his siblings: Catherine “Lena,” John, Frances, Anthony, Ann, Mary, Theresa, Virginia, Sarah, and Margaret. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Greg Kreinheder. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY.
November 14, 2015
Richard F. Cole
Richard F. Cole, 69, of Fairhaven died November 14, 2015, peacefully at home with his family by his side. Mr. Cole was born in Fulton, NY the son of the late Marvin and Marjorie (Cook) Cole. Mr. Cole was a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of the VFW. He was a salesman for many years and most recently worked at Sun Chevrolet, Chittenango, and Village Chevrolet, Fayetteville. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards with family and friends, and spending time in Fairhaven, Florida and the Adirondacks. Mr. Cole is survived by his children Brent Cole of Brooklyn, NY and Serra Cole – Longo of Fairhaven, NY; his sister Lydia (David) Parsons of Fulton, sister-in-law Beth Cole of Fl.; grandchildren: Samantha, Alissa, Cole, and Jared; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cole was predeceased by longtime partner Sandra Johansen, and his brother Marvin Cole. Funeral services and calling hours will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
November 12, 2015
Albert Reitano, 91, of Oswego died Thursday November 12, 2015 at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Mr. Reitano was born in Oswego the son of the late Bartolo and Josephine (Famularo) Reitano. He was a former employee of the Ames Iron Works, of Oswego, and he retired from Mohawk Beverage, Oswego after several years as the bookkeeper. Mr. Reitano was a communicant of St. Joseph Church where he was a lector, sang in the choir and was a bingo volunteer. He was a swimming instructor for many years at the YMCA. Mr. Reitano studied at St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester. In addition to his parents his was predeceased by his siblings Nancy Reitano; Anna Lewis; Amelia Fitzgerald; Lucille Green; and Bart Reitano Jr. He is survived by and was the beloved uncle to Kenneth Fitzgerald; Thomasina Larson; Linda Klimek; Patricia Sabin; Kathy Carroll; Carol Kidwell and Mark Green. He is also survived by his great and great great nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday November 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Private burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Oswego. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126. Donations may be made to the Human Concerns E. 4th. St. Oswego, or the Salvation Army W. 2nd St. Oswego.
November 8, 2015
Patrick Langdon, 76; of Hannibal passed away at home Sunday, November 8th. He was born in Hermansville, NY and he has been a resident of Fulton for most of life until recent years when he moved to Hannibal to be with his daughter. Mr. Langdon retired from Oswego County Social Services where he worked in Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance for several years. He loved all sports including Baseball, Soccer, NASCAR, Basketball and Football. He was an avid fan of all Leagues National, International and Collegiate. Mr. Langdon was pre-deceased by his wife Linda Langdon in 2010. He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Ryan) Barkley of Hannibal, NY. There will be no funeral service. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 18th at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
October 29, 2015
Robert Thomas, 75; of Oswego passed away Thursday October 29, 2015 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Clay, NY to the late Carl and Bernice (Wagoner) Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a United States Veteran having served in the Army, he was stationed at Fr. Knox, KY in 1957. He retired as a Carpenter and Welder by Trade and was a member of the Carpenter’s Local #177 Union, NJ. He was also a past member of the Millwright Local #747 Oswego, where he worked as a welder. Mr. Thomas enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Dexterville 7th Day Adventist Church. Mr. Thomas is survived by his 4 children: Deborah A. Stanton of SC, John M. Thomas of Hannibal, Heidi E. Thomas of Oswego, Samuel J. Thomas of Syracuse, NY, sisters Joyce Brandano of NH, and Barbara Synder of Geneva, NY; and 3 grandchidlren: Nunzio, Nasir, and Jason. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Monday 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego. Burial will be in the Roosevelt Cemetery.
October 21, 2015
Beverley Jean Downs, 83; of Fulton passed away Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She was born in Fulton to the late Seymour and Gertrude Cole. Mrs. Downs was a lifetime resident of Fulton. She was past employed as a Clerk with the Fulton Police Department and Oswego Valley News, Fulton. Mrs. Downs was a member of the Eastern Star, Fulton. She was pre-deceased by her husband Thomas Downs in 2005. Mrs. Downs is survived by her children: Jay Downs of Oswego, NY, Valerie Jean Toennessen of WI, Willa Danowski of MI, and Diana Wenner of Rochester, NY and several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second Street South, Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.
October 19, 2015
Catherine Probe DeGroff, 93, of Oswego died Monday in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Hannibal the daughter of the late Alexander and Florence (Miner) Ritchie. Mrs. DeGroff is a former employee of the Oswego Hospital, housekeeping department. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Lee DeGroff in 1992, and daughter Florence Smith in 2000. She is survived by her children Wayne (Doreen) DeGroff of TN; Robert (Glenda) DeGroff of Hannibal; Roberta Arnold of TX; Catherine Howell of Fair Haven; Cecelia McKleen of CA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Burial will be 9:00 a.m. Friday in the Hannibal Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
October 18, 2015
Frank J. Mazzoli, 83, of Oswego died Sunday October 18, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Angelo and Rose (Giaquinto) Mazzoli. He was the assistant vice president of the Physical Plant at SUNY Oswego until his retirement in September 30, 1990. Mr. Mazzoli served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the ELKS, and the Oswego Snow belters. Mr. Mazzoli was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, a past trustee, usher and bingo worker. He was past president of the Oswego Board of Education, and he helped to form the Black Knights, drum and bugle corp. He is survived by his loving family Katherine Mazzoli of Oswego; daughter Diane Mazzoli Jones of Oswego; son Frank Mazzoli of CA; brothers: John (Gloria) Mazzoli of Oswego; George Mazzoli of New Haven; half-brothers James (Robin) Pagliaroli of Ohio; two grandchildren Christie, and Wesley Michael Jones. He was predeceased by his siblings: Angelo Mazzoli, Edward Mazzoli, Louis Mazzoli, Florence Coffin, Susan Cernaro, Joseph Piano, and Mary Fetheroff; half-brothers: Robert Pagliaroli, Thomas Piano and half-sister Frances Laurie. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church, Oswego where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Guy. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
October 19, 2015
Xander James Rowe, infant son of Michael and Shelby Rowe passed away Monday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. Xander is also survived by his brother Jaxon Rowe of Fulton, maternal grandmother Sandy Davis, paternal grandfathers Clinton Rowe and Jonn’e Harvey all of Fulton, maternal great grandparents James and Rose Miner of Fulton, maternal great great grandfather Anthony Corsoniti of Fulton, maternal aunt Rebecca (Matt) Britton and maternal uncle Scott Britton both of Williamstown, NY, paternal aunts: Raelyn (Russ) Rowe of Fulton and Sarah Harvey of Central Square, NY, paternal uncle Clinton Rowe of Fulton, and several great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Xander was pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather Richard Davis and Paternal Grandmother Bernice Rowe. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second Street South, Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.