Shirley M. Mieczkowski

October 4, 2019
Shirley M. Mieczkowski, 90; of Fulton passed away peacefully Friday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Mrs. Mieczkowski was born in Fulton, NY to the late Louis and Doris (Richardson) Kastler. She had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Mieczkowski was a former member of the State Street Methodist Church, Fulton, the Greenshirt Club, and the Oil of Olay Supper Club. She was predeceased by her husband John J. Mieczkowski on March 17, 2019. Mrs. Mieczkowski was also pre-deceased by her siblings: Elizabeth Thompson, Merlin Kastler, Linwood Kastler, and Beverly Best. Mrs. Mieczkowski is survived by her sons: Stephen (Lynn) Mieczkowski of Martville, NY; James (Roberta Morgan) Mieczkowski of Liverpool, NY; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 10:00 AM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Inc., with Rev. Linda Harris officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.

Eleanor McGraw

September 26, 2019

Eleanor “Ellie” Vescio McGraw, 87, of Fulton died Thursday September 26, 2019 in the Oswego Hospital. Mrs. McGraw was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Angelo and Rosina (Crae) Vescio. She retired from General electric, Syracuse after thirty-nine, as a manufacturing leader. Mrs. McGraw was a life member of the Fulton VFW Auxiliary, and a past member of the Fulton Women’s Club. She enjoyed crafting, baking, and ornately decorating cakes. Mrs. McGraw was a former member of Holy Family Church. She was predeceased by her husband Robert James McGraw in 1998, and several siblings. Mrs. McGraw is survived by her son Michael McGraw of Fulton, her sister June Vescio Johnston of Fulton, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday September 30, 2019 at 12 noon at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton. Calling hours will be Monday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 PM prior the service. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Connie McCann

September 25, 2019
Connie McCann, 51, of Fulton died Wednesday September 25, 2019 in the Oswego Hospital. Connie was born in Oswego the daughter of Linda (Ritchie) McCann of Oswego and the late Morris McCann. Connie lived all her life in Fulton. She worked in the maintenance department for A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital and at Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton. She later worked for Aramark Co. in the cafeteria at the Oswego Hospital, and the snack bar at the Oswego Health in Fulton. Connie enjoyed both playing BINGO and volunteering at Holy Trinity’s BINGO. In addition to her father Morris McCann she was also predeceased by her brother Morris A. McCann, and sisters Angel Rose, Carolyn, and Missy McCann. Connie is survived by her mother Linda McCann of Oswego, fiancé Mark Busch and her siblings Stephen McCann of Fulton, Catherine (Edward) Hennigan of Oswego, and Michael (Tammie) McCann of Oswego, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. The family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jacqueline Denise Akins

September 21, 2019
Jacqueline Denise Akins, 47; of Fulton passed away peacefully early Saturday morning at St. Luke’s Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Clifford and Constance (Trombley) Akins. Jacqueline had been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She enjoyed watching her favorite DVDs and listening to music. Jacqueline is survived by her brothers: Ronald (Lynn) Deyo of Adams, NY; Rick (Kelly) Deyo of NC, Jason (Karen) Akins of Constantia, NY and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted 10:00 AM to Noon Wednesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc ., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. . Funeral Service will follow at Noon in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Sandra Rude officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

James L. Blanchard

James L. Blanchard, 55, of Oswego died Sunday September 15, 2019 at his home after a sudden heart attack. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Rufus and Frances (Weeks) Blanchard. James remained a resident of the Fulton, Oswego area all his life.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, and was a collector of Coke a Cola memorabilia. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Jack Blanchard. James is survived by his seven siblings Mary Anne Johnson of Fulton, John Blanchard of Arizona, Gerald Blanchard of Oswego, Patricia Jayne of Florida, Richard Blanchard of Fulton, Janet Rollis of Canastota, Susan Blanchard of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Tuesday September 24, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego with a service at 3:30 PM. Burial will be in Martville Cemetery.

Dorothy J. Hanson

Dorothy J. Hanson, 90, of Spring Hill, Florida died Sunday September 8, 2019 at Oak Hill Hospital FL. Mrs. Hanson was born December 5, 1928 in Erie, PA the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Winchek. Mrs. Hanson was a resident of Oswego before moving to Spring Hill, FL 26 years ago. She worked as a geriatric caretaker, and was a Respiratory Therapy Technician at the Oswego Hospital for 15 years. She was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, FL. She loved reading, gardening, and her dogs, which she had a special bond with her “puppies.” Mrs. Hanson also enjoyed country music, collecting porcelain dolls and crystal figurines. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Hanson, her son Joseph Guernsey, her “Joy”, her much loved grandson, Kevin R. Sheridan, and her siblings. Mrs. Hanson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law William & Linda Guernsey of CT, daughters and sons-in-law; Margaret & Sam Paura of Oswego, Laurie & Kevin Sheridan of Oswego; Kathy & Paul Eannetta of FL. In addition she is survived by 12 grandchildren Melissa (Travis) Winch, Steven (Kristen) Paura, Lisa (Nick) Agrait, Anne (Jason) Farrell, Rebecca Guernsey, Amy Fawcett, Julie (Carlos) Rezende, Jennifer (Frank) Bisson, Jackie (Brett) Yorgey, Paula Rose Eannetta, Matthew (Tina) Guernsey, Ashley (Gino) Knopp, and several great grandchildren. Private burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Hanson loved all animals, donations will be appreciated to any NO-Kill Shelter such as Oswego County SPCA, PO Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.

Ferdinand “Fred” Squitieri

Ferdinand “Fred” SquitieriFerdinand “Fred” Squitieri, 86 of Minetto died Friday September 6, 2019, peacefully at home with his family by his side. Mr. Squitieri was born in NY, NY the son of the late Anthony and Alvira (Pastena) Squitieri. Mr.Squitieri has been a resident of the Oswego area for most of his life. He was a member of the IBEW Local # 43 for over fifty years. He was an electrician at the International Paper, Oswego for many years before his retirement. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 227. Fred enjoyed drawing, painting art work, carpentry, fixing things and most of all he had a great sense of humor. Above all he loved spending time with his family. Fred is survived by his wife of fifty – eight years Patricia “Pat” Familo Squitieri of Minetto, and their children Selene Squitieri of FL, Anthony (Roz) Squitieri of Camillus, Timothy (Sandrine) Squitieri of Fl, his grandchildren Cassidy Squitieri and F. Austen Squitieri. He is also survived by his siblings Annette DeCare of Syracuse, Al (Anne) Squitieri of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings Hope D’Agostino, and Rose DeRenna. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego

Samuel Distin

September 3, 2019
Samuel Distin, 84; of Volney passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse due to the injuries sustained from a fire in the family home a month ago. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Delos and Serena (Sherman) Distin. Mr. Distin was resident for all of his life. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Distin was past employed with Nestles, Fulton for 16 years and retired in 1993 from Alcan, Scriba. He was a devoted Christian and a member of the Landmark Church, FL., and Fellowship Baptist Church, Parish. Mr. Distin enjoyed traveling to Florida and was an avid Yankee fan. He was a family man who was most happy when he was spending time with his family. He was pre-deceased by his siblings Joyce Wright and Don Distin. Mr. Distin is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years Marlene Distin of Volney, their 4 children: Steven (Paula) Distin of Volney, Brad (Laurie) Distin of NC, Barry (Tymberly) Distin of OH, Serena (Andy) Shepard of Volney, his brother Milton Distin of FL, 12 grandchildren: Craig Distin Gregory Distin, Ashlee Hannon, Brad Distin Jr., Rachel Distin, Bryan Distin, Matthew Disitin, Joshua Distin, Amanda Distin, Nicole Shepard, Justin Shepard, Jared Shepard, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Pastor Joe Mann officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Donald “Butch”. Kunzwiler

September 2, 2019
Donald “Butch” Kunzwiler, 82; of Fulton passed away peacefully Monday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego after a long illness. He was born in Oswego, NY to the late Wray and Antoinette Margaret (Toporowski) Kunzwiler. Donald was a longtime resident of Fulton, NY. He began his career in Lyons, NY having worked in the Education System for over 35 years as an Administrator and Principal. Mr. K. returned home and worked in the Fulton School District where he served as Principal overseeing 5 Elementary Schools and finally retiring as the Principal at Fairgrieve Elementary School in the early 90’s. Donald was the past president for the Fulton Youth Hockey and the Fulton Polish Home. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Oswego Country Club. Donald had a passion for children having a well-rounded education including extracurricular activities. He loved to attend his sons’ and grandchildren’s sporting events having also volunteered many hours as a coach for baseball, football. Mr. K was a tireless mentor to numerous local children through the years. He was also an avid communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto. Don was survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Carolyn Kunzwiler of Fulton, their sons: Jeffrey D. (Amy) Kunzwiler of Fulton, Michael K. (Mary) Kunzwiler of Oswego, 6 grandchildren: Krysten Amy, Kyle Kunzwiler, Brady Kunzwiler, Sophie Kunzwiler, Michael J. Kunzwiler, Marissa R. Kunzwiler and several nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his older brothers: Robert, Floyd, and John Kunzwiler. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Guy Baccaro. Entombment will follow in All Saint’s Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. In light of Don’s lifelong dedication to education the family has requested that in lieu of flowers to please consider bringing school supplies that could be distributed in honor of Don throughout the community.

Tammy L. Taranto

August 23, 2019
Tammy L. Taranto, 57; of Fulton passed away Friday at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Syracuse, NY after a brief illness. Tammy was born in Syracuse; NY and she has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She was past employed as a security guard. Tammy is survived by her daughter Jessica Grimes of Fulton, her mother Thelma Fitzgerald of Baldwinsville; Longtime Companion: Robert Elmer of Fulton, 3 siblings: Samuel (Tracy) Grimes III of NJ; Lisa Fisher of Baldwinsville, Kelly (Katrina Weeden) Fitzgerald of Baldwinsville, her nephews: Joey (Katie) Fisher, Matthew Grimes, and niece: Abigail Grimes. A Graveside Service and Burial will be conducted 9:30 AM Wednesday at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.