May 1, 2020
Maureen M. (McGrath) Ferazzoli, 77; of Fulton passed peacefully at home with family by her side. Mrs. Ferazzoli was born in Oswego, NY to the late Maurice “Moose” and Winnie (O’Mara) McGrath. She had been a longtime resident of Fulton, NY. Mrs. Ferazzoli was past employed with Fosters Fountain, Fulton, and George Valette Law Office, Fulton. She retired from Oswego Valley Abstract Company, Oswego. Mrs. Ferazzoli was known for her quick wit and sense of humor. She also enjoyed being a frequent patron of Mimi’s, Fulton Mrs. Ferazzoli will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 44 years: James Ferazzoli a retired sergeant of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department. In addition to her parents she was also pre-deceased by her step-mother Irene (Noseworthy) McGrath. Mrs. Ferazzoli is survived by her 2 sons: James W. (Lennet) Ferazzoli and Daniel J. (Cathleen) Ferazzoli of Liverpool, NY; her 3 siblings: Daniel (Kathy) McGrath of Clifton Springs, NY; Joseph McGrath of Pulaski, NY; Betsy (David) Dralle of Rochester, NY; 2 grandchildren: David Whitmore, of Syracuse, NY; and Emily Whitmore of Chicago, IL and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a private viewing followed by a private funeral service. Burial will also be held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
May 5, 2020
Grace Gioia, 60, of Oswego Town died Tuesday May 5, 2020 in St. Joseph Hospital after a short illness. Grace was born in Ludington, MI, the daughter of the late Elery and Dona (Edwards) Sanders. She worked as an LPN at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego Seneca Hill Manor, and Hutchings in Syracuse. She enjoyed playing games and watching movies. She predeceased by her husband John L Gioia in 2014, and granddaughter Holli Gioia. Grace was a loving mother and grandmother and will be forever missed. She is survived by her children Shannon Gioia of Oswego, John L. Gioia II of Oswego, Elery (Alicia) Gioia of Redfield, and Timothy (Allison) Gioia of Oswego. She is also survived by her grandchildren Adrian V. Haynes, Natalie R. Haynes, Alexander J. Haynes, John L Gioia III, Lacey M. Chillson, Nathan L. Gioia, Noah L. Gioia, Michael A. Gioia, and 2 step-grandchildren Alexander Hahn, and Zacharia Hahn. Funeral services and burial will be private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
April 25, 2020
Esther M. “Sue” (Dunn) Cafolla, 76; of Fulton, NY passed away peacefully at Moses Come Health Care Center, Greensboro, NC after a long illness. Mrs. Cafolla was born in Phoenix, NY to the late Walter and Mildred Dunn. She was a resident of Fulton, NY for most of her life. Mrs. Cafolla retired from Dr. H. Zakariyya’s Medical Office where she worked for several years as an Office Manager. She enjoyed crocheting, drawing and oil painting. Mrs. Cafolla and her husband also loved to winter in Liberty, NC nearby their son. She was pre-deceased by her brother James Dunn. Mrs. Cafolla is survived by her husband of 55 years: Peter A. Cafolla of Fulton, NY, their 3 children: Peter (Shannon) Cafolla, Tom Cafolla of Liberty, NC; Jon Cafolla of Pulaski, NY; 3 siblings: Joyce (Tony) Iamaio, Tom Dunn and Francis Dunn; 2 grandsons: Alex (Kelsey) Cafolla, and Christian Cafolla and several nieces and nephews. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a Celebration of Life in the future when family and friends may be included. Burial was held privately.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements
April 29, 2020
Eleanor Burdick, 78; of Fulton, NY went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning at her home. She was born in Plattsburgh, NY to the late Neva (Parker) Warner Catalano and Cecil Warner. For many years Mrs. Burdick worked with the Christian Organization in conjunction with Child Protective Services as a foster parent for infants and young children. She and her husband cared for several children prior to their safe adoption with their forever parents. She and her husband are also longtime supporters of the Holt International Children’s Organization sponsoring 3 children in foreign countries. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Ronald Burdick Sr. of Fulton; their 5 children: Ronald Burdick Jr., of Fulton, Kevin (Regina) Burdick of NH, Michelle (Eric) Neugent of Baldwinsville, NY; Susan (Jeff) Quinn of AZ, and Heather Burdick of CA; her brother and sister-in-law: Clarke & Mary Anne Warner-Long of Fulton, 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a private graveside service and burial at Pennellville Cemetery, Pennellville, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
April 29, 2020
On the evening of April 29th 2020 the sky gained a star and the heaven an angel as Mary Jean Frances Heppell Foley, 92; of Fulton passed from her earthly body. Born in 1927 Mrs. Foley was the 12th child of the late John Joseph Philemon and Yvonne Blanche (Riverin) Heppell of Rimouski, Canada. Mrs. Foley had a zest for life. She was educated at St. Mary’s School, and graduated from Fulton High School: Class of 1945, where she varsity lettered in 3 sports. Mrs. Foley remained a lifetime resident of Fulton, NY. Mrs. Foley was accepted to Oswego State Teachers College but the aftermath of WWII interrupted her dream of becoming a teacher. Mrs. Foley met and fell in love with her late husband Frederick Foley of Oswego creating a love that lasted 72 years. Mrs. Foley’s devotion of “Friendship, Love, and Loyalty” has never waivered. She retired from Nestles Co., Fulton. Mrs. Foley was involved with her parish St. Mary’s Church, later named Immaculate Conception Church, and now named Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. She was a longtime member of Catholic Daughters of America, a member of the Fulton Women’s Club, and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Foley was an avid golfer, and a member of the Nestle Workers Social Group. She was also involved in many community organizations one known as “One of the Golden Girls,” a past volunteer with the Fulton Cracker Barrel Fair, and she was an avid attendee of the Fulton Common Council meetings. Mrs. Foley was pre-deceased by her son-in-law: Jerome Lass. Mrs. Foley was very proud of her Canadian Heritage and her 4 daughters: Jeanne (Alex) Arnold Jeffress of Liverpool, NY; Carol (Michael) Cappelletti of Hannibal, NY; Susan (James) Suydam of Fulton, NY; and Trish Lass of PA; her sister Carmen Baron of Fulton, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Bill and Gloria Foley 9 grandchildren: Aaron and Katelin Arnold, Jason, Mike and Stephen Cappelletti, Sabrina Ervin, Sarah Scipione, Patrick Suydam, Allison Kerwin, 23 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a private graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton where Rev. Joseph Scardella gave the final rite of committal prior to burial. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. .
April 28, 2020
Christopher Scriber, 79; of Granby went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening at his home. Mr. Scriber was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Ivan and Emma (Obleman) Scriber. He has lived in Granby, NY for most of his life. Mr. Scriber was a United States Veteran having served in the Airforce from 1959-1963. He was retired from Nestles, Co., after 32 years of service as a mechanic in the refrigeration department. Mr. Scriber was an avid outdoorsman having been a wood cutter. He enjoyed making creations with pipes and wood. Mr. Scriber was pre-deceased by his son: Paul Scriber and brother: Walter Scriber. Mr. Scriber is survived by his wife of 53 years: Linda Scriber of Granby, NY, their daughter: Anne (Barry) Fluery of Liverpool, NY; 5 grandchildren: Adrianna Loveland, John Paul Loveland, Jessica Gilmore, Anthony Gilmore, Ashlee Gilmore; great granddaughter: Madelynn Danielewicz; 9 sisters and brothers-in-law: Vaughanda (Gary) Larson, Helena Rockwood, Richard (Sue Ann) Shatrau, Sharon Poyneer, Mike (Karen) Shatrau, Brenda Shatrau, Peter Shatrau, Timothy (Michelle) Shatrau, Christopher (Denise) Shatrau and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a Celebration of Life in the future when family and friends may be included. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
April 26, 2020
Marian Murphy Stanton, 83, passed Sunday April 26, 2020 at The Manor at Seneca Hill, with members of her family by her side, after a six month life-battle as a result of an injury from a fall at her home in Fulton. Marian was born in Fulton, the daughter of Richard and Marie (McDonough) Murphy, graduated from Fulton High School, attended Syracuse University, and graduated from Katherine Gibbs School in New York. She worked as a legal secretary in New York city and Chicago before leaving her career to return to Fulton taking third-generation management of the popular Murphy’s family store.She transformed the longtime Murphy’s into a full-service gift shop featuring china and glassware lines, collectibles, greeting cards and stationery. She closed shop in 1995 and went on to an active retirement in both her home and metro communities. Marian was one of the organizers, incorporators, and served as the first president of the Fulton Historical Society, which purchased the historic Italianate Pratt House and is today maintained as an active society and museum of the city’s history. She was an avid reader throughout her life and, serving as a member and president of the Fulton Public Library Board, she successfully fought to fund the historic Carnegie Library as a school district public library. She also succeeded in seeking grant funds to facilitate library improvements including a ramp and an elevator construction for handicapped access. She had served on the board of Oswego College Foundation, the board of the The Manor at Seneca Hill, as a longtime member of the local Salvation Army board and was active in the Greater Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
At time of her passing, she was active as a proud leader of the Syracuse James Joyce Club which holds fortnightly meetings, annual marathon readings of Joyce’s Ulysses and is one of the most active Joyce clubs in the world. She was also a member of the Irish American Cultural Institute’s Syracuse chapter, and an active member of the Corinthian Club. Marian was a member of the faith community and Eucharistic minister at St. Lucy’s Church on the near west side of Syracuse, and was a regular volunteer at the Samaritan Center in Syracuse. She is survived by her daughter Susan (Rob) Raby, grandchildren Jedidiah, Lynch and Isaiah Raby, nephew and niece Michael (Annie) and Jennifer Murphy, great niece Frances Murphy, sister Eleanor (Ed) Vayner of Fulton and brother Richard (Joan) Murphy of Webster. She was pre-deceased by nephew David Vayner. Contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to Trinity Catholic School, 115 E. Fifth St., Oswego 13126, the Fulton Public Library, 160 So. First St., Fulton 13069 or to the Samaritan Center, 215 No. State St., Syracuse 13203 Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service and calling hours will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the Murphy family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd St Fulton.
Martin J. Smith, 57, of Oswego died peacefully Tuesday April 21, 2020 at his home. He was born in Syracuse the son of the late Allen and Gloria (Layboult) Smith. He enjoyed fishing, working on small engines, but what he felt was most important was the special time he spent with his family. Martin is survived by his loving wife Irene Smith of 28 years, and their children Alicia, Jeremy, Joshua, Martin Jr., Samantha, Collin, Cory, Erin, Jeffery, Kyle, and Heather. He is also survived by several grandchildren, and his siblings Judy, Debbie, Sue, Shelly, Al, and Kevin, and several nieces and nephews. Services and burial will be held privately. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
April 14, 2020
William M. Romanoff, 72; of Oswego passed away peacefully Tuesday April 14, 2020 at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late William and Anne (Rypokis) Romanoff. He was a resident of New Haven most of his life until more recently when he moved to Oswego. Mr. Romanoff retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 33 years of employment. He enjoyed “his” Yankees and watching movies. Mr. Romanoff was pre-deceased by his wife Marguerite Romanoff, and brother David Romanoff. He is survived by his daughter: Shawna (Stephanie Hannock) Romanoff of Oswego, step children: Margie Clark, Carolyn Nelson, Billy Criss, Tammy Stevens; siblings: Paul Romanoff of Oswego and Linda Allen of Indiana, and 4 randdaughters and 1 grandson and several nieces and nephews. Due to the national outbreak the family has decided to have a private committal service graveside with private burial at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY has care of the arrangements.
April 13, 2020
Katherine A. Cahill, 82; of Fulton passed away peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Fulton to the late Claude and Viola Freeman. Mrs. Cahill had been raised in Fulton in a large family having several brothers and sisters. She remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Cahill was pre-deceased by her husband David Cahill in 2005 and several of her siblings. She is survived by her daughters: Kerrie (Joe) Cahill-Dupell of Fulton, Michele (Andrew) Hammond of Fulton, her sister: Yvonne Freeman-Martin of LaFayette, NY; 2 grandchildren: Lucas Hammond, Zachary Hammond and several nieces and nephews. Due to the national outbreak and per Mrs. Cahill’s wishes the committal service and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be conducted privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.