July 14, 2017
Chris W. Stoughtenger, 65; of Fulton passed away Friday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Francis and Deborah (Best) Stoughtenger. Mr. Stoughtenger was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy from 1978 to 1982. He retired as a Technology Teacher. Mr. Stoughtenger loved to live in different places and therefore taught in several school districts with Worchester School District in Worchester, NY being his last placement prior to his retirement. He was pre-deceased by his brother Michael Stoughtenger. Mr. Stoughtenger is survived by his wife of 28 years Iva Stoughtenger of Fulton, 8 children: Michael Stoughtenger of SC, Larry Stoutenger, Jr., of Fulton, Bonnie Norton of Fulton, Brian Stoutenger of Fulton, Christopher Stoughtenger of Fulton, Colin Stoutenger of Fulton, Krista LaDue of Fulton, Daniel Stoughtenger of Otsego Lake, NY; 7 siblings: Jerry Stoughtenger of Fulton, Estelle Haggerty of Fulton, Deborah Fiorini of Baldwinsville, NY Doreen Ryther of NM, Douglas Stoughtenger of Fulton, James Stoughtenger of Fulton, and Francis “Billy” Stoughtenger of Syracuse; 29 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements
Patricia A McRae, 70, of Scriba died Friday July 14, 2017 in the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late George and Betty (Shurr) Harrington. Retiring in 1999, after twenty-five years from Alcan as a shipping and receiving clerk. She enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid bingo player, a savvy bargain shopper, and taking a chance with Lotto tickets. Mrs. McRae was predeceased by her husband Bruce R. McRae, and sisters Diane Burridge, and Sheila O’Connor. She is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law Tracy (Karen) Canale of Oswego, David (Daneen) Canale of Oswego, beloved grandchildren Anthony, Amber, Brandon, Justin, and Cameron. Mrs. McRae is also survived by her siblings Audrey Delong, Ronald Harrington, Linden Harrington, and Paul Harrington, all of Oswego. Private burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
July 12, 2017
Theresa Spagnola Conley, 61; formerly of Fulton, NY passed away peacefully on July 12th in Asheville, NC with her children by her side. She was born in Fulton, NY on December 18, 1955, the daughter of the late Joseph Spagnola and Gilda (Scerbo) Spagnola. Theresa was a fun-loving person that loved the outdoors. She enjoyed planting and tending to her garden each year, painting and walking her beloved dog Elsie. Theresa is survived by her two children: Dustin (Megan Kelly) Spagnola and Ashley (Scott Sawyer) Conley, her mother Gilda Spagnola, 2 sisters: Linda (Jim) Carioti and Phyllis (Mike) Crisafulli, her brother Joseph (Paul Tyler) Spagnola Jr., along with her many friends and relatives. Donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to: Care Partners and Palliative Care 21 Belvedere Rd. Asheville, NC 28803. A Celebration of Life will be held privately at a later date. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the local arrangements.
Felix Louis Rodriguez, 54, of Oswego died Sunday July 9, 2017 in the Oswego Hospital. He was born in New York City the son of the Jamie and the late Ramona (Cruz) Rodriguez. He lived most of his life on Long Island, then moved to Florida before moving to Oswego. He published along with Matthew Lett the book “Trail of Love and Death,” he always had a very creative mind. He worked as a drywall hanger for American Drywall, in NY, NY, and a former employee of the Oswego Lowes. He is survived by two sons. Services and burial will be private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
July 6, 2017
Robert Anderson, 78; of Oswego, NY passed away Thursday at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego after a long illness. He was born in Oswego, NY to the late Edmund and Ellen (Slight) Anderson. He was a resident of Florida for 33 years until moving to Minetto in 2000. Mr. Anderson retired from Driving a Bus with Lynx, Orlando, FL. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Mary Anderson of Oswego, son Robert Anderson II of Orlando, FL., and he was pre-deceased by his brother Norman Anderson. There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Isabel L. Dufore passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017. Born on July 26, 1923, in Ontario, Canada she was the daughter of William and Evelyn Conliffe. She grew up in Ogdensburg NY where she met and married her husband, John in 1952. After a short period of time in Syracuse NY they moved to Oswego where they founded Dufore’s for Diamonds in 1956. She and John worked side by side in the store for over 40 years. Today John and Isabel’s legacy carries on in the family owned business.
Isabel’s life evolved around her family. She adored all her children and their children. Her greatest happiness and memories were from time spent enjoying her loving family.
Isabel was predeceased in 2009 by her loving husband of sixty-five years, John. She is survived by five devoted children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Gregory and Jean (Canale), David and Michele (Canale), JoAnn and Richard (Mulcahey), Timothy and Julie (Gorman) and Mark and Lisa (Wardour). Isabel and John were blessed with thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; Gregory, Emily (Zach), Thomas; Matthew (Heather), Raeane (Cad), Jonathon; Jill, Ryan (Amanda); Timothy (Heather), Elizabeth, Kaythrine; Joshua, Lisette; Noah, Killian, Timothy and John Thomas. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Turnbull, of Florida. She was predeceased by her brother, William Conliffe and two sisters, Dorothy Whiston and Evelyn (Peggy) Pelletier.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 9 am in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends Friday July 7, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego. Donations may be made to Oswego Health Foundation to support the activities at Springside at Seneca Hill, 10 County Rte 45A Oswego, NY 13126, where Isabel happily spent the last seven years of her life with of the kindness and support of the Springside Community.
Rita L. Vona, 62, of Oswego passed away peacefully Tuesday June 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born in Oswego, the daughter of Delores Miceli of Oswego, and the late Mathew Miceli. Rita worked for the City of Oswego, as the City Registrar, until her retirement in 2017 due to her illness. Rita was also a sales representative for Avon. She truly enjoyed life, and was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 43 years R. Michael Vona, their children Kristopher (Leonor) Vona of Florida, and Kimberly Vona of Florida. In addition to her mother Delores Miceli, Rita is also survived by her siblings Marie (Robert) Steinburg of NC; Joseph (Kathleen) Miceli of Oswego; Ann Miceli of Oswego; David (Maureen) Miceli of Fulton, and her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her sister Cecelia King and niece Jacquelyn Miceli. Funeral services and burial will be private. Contributions may be made in Rita’s name to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego NY 13126.The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St Oswego is in care of the arrangements
June 23, 2017
Jason E. “Jay” Yager Jr., 89; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Jason and Ethel (Allen) Yager Sr. Mr. Yager remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Yager was a United States World War II Veteran having served in the Navy from 1945-1947. He retired from General Electric after 37 years of service as a plumber and steamfitter. Mr. Yager was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 66 years Carmela L. Yager in 2013, their son Jason Yager III in 2000, siblings: Willard Yager, June Niver, Mildred Kelly and Anna Mae VanBuren, and son-in-law Stephen Turner. Mr. Yager is survived by his children: Daniel (Jamie Barron) Yager of Elmira, NY; Christine (Howard) Rose and Julie (Joseph) Crahan both of Baldwinsville, NY and Joyce Turner of Hannibal, his sister Beverly Hudson of Fulton, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. John Canorro officiating. Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
June 8, 2017
Samuel Barbasso, 96, of Oswego died Thursday June 8, 2017 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Mr. Barbasso was born in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Virgo) Barbasso. Mr. Barbasso was a First Sergeant in the United States Army serving during WWII. He was a purchasing agent for Cyclotherm Boiler Works, Oswego for many years, and later worked as a traveling salesman for Rumetco, Syracuse until his retirement at the age of 91. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church where he served as an Usher. He loved to golf and play baseball. Mr. Barbasso was predeceased by his wife Darlene Barbasso in 1988, and his sisters Frances Canale, and Rose Kramer. He is survived by his sister Carmella Wolfe of Delaware, and his nieces and nephews Geraldine and John Knosp, of Oswego; Donna and David Brown; Karen and Michael Walker; Roger and Rosemary Mullens, Joe and Michelle Wolfe; David and Cherie Wolfe; Leon Kramer, and Renee Kramer. Funeral services will be Thursday June 15, 2017 at noon following the calling hours, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
Spring burial for Mary Hoyt who died January 18, 2017 will be Saturday June 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Hillside Memorial Cemetery, Central Square. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.