October 28, 2014
Ernest Valelunga, 91; of Fulton passed away Tuesday peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late James and Anna (Fichera) Valelunga. Mr. Valelunga remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was past employed with Valelunga’s Grocery Store, Fulton for 10 years, Valelunga’s Muck Farm and the West Side Hardware where he was partnered with his brother-in-law Joseph Galletta. He also owned and operated Rural Supply Hardware, Fulton before retiring from General Electric, Syracuse after 10 years of service. Mr. Valelunga enjoyed fishing and was an avid fisherman. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Nancy Quinn in 2005, and sister Catherine Galletta in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris Valelunga of Fulton, their 3 children: Vincent Valelunga of Fulton, Patricia (Daniel) Hall of Fulton, and Sharon (David) Reiter of AZ, sisters: Laura Browning of Scarsdale, NY and Mary Anne Brunwin of CA, 3 grandchildren: Eileen (Aaron) Quinn Fritton, and Dayna and Devin Reiter, 2 great grandchildren: Kylie and Cole Fritton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.
October 25, 2014
Charles E. Ahern, 74; of Oswego died Saturday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Ahern was born in Oswego the son of the late Dr. Charles and Mary Ahern. He moved back in 2005 to his hometown Oswego after living in California for several years. He retired as a sales manager from Thrifty Drug Corp., CA. Mr. Ahern served in the United States Army. He was also a communicant of St. Mary’s Assumption Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Linda Arduini Ahern of Oswego, daughters Marybeth (Scott) Ahern Johnson, and Lee Ann Ahern both of CA., his sister Denise (Paul) Ahern-Forberg, and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Friday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY with Rev. Richard Morisette officiating. Burial will be held in California at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff of Morning Star and Oswego Hospital for their exceptional care and respect.
October 24, 2014
Mary Leotta, 95; of Fulton passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in New York City, NY to the late Guiseppi and Providenzia Tomarchio. Mrs. Leotta has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop in Fulton for several years. Mrs. Leotta was a former member of the Italian American Club, Fulton and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. Mrs. Leotta was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and was the heart of her family. Mrs. Leotta was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph Leotta in 1988 and her sister Frances Figiera in 2003. She is survived by her children: John (Nancy) Leotta of Fulton and Virginia Leotta of Fulton, her sister Angie Farfaglia of Fulton, 3 grandsons: Matthew, Michael, and Robert her great granddaughters Abigail and Sophia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
October 17, 2014
Peter R. Walker 71, died Friday October 17, 2014 at his home peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in Syracuse the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Trait) Walker. Mr. Walker was retired from Niagara Mohawk after thirty years of service. He was predeceased by his brothers John “Dixie” Walker and Martin Walker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 44 years Mary Jean Walker and their children Shannon (Anthony) Walker Seymour of Chicago, IL, Peter (Nora) Walker of Winchester, MA, and John Walker of Oswego who assisted with the caregiving for the past 6 years, his grandchildren Nicholas and Chloe Walker of MA. In addition he is survived by his siblings, Michael “Joey” Walker of Syracuse, James Walker of Syracuse, Margaret Ann Walker of Syracuse, Mary Fallon of Syracuse, and his triplet siblings Sr. Margaret Walker of PA, and Paul Walker of VA. Funeral services will be Tuesday 10:00a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made the Alzheimer’s Association.
October 13, 2014
Teresa M. Patane, 90; of Hannibal, NY died Monday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. She was born in Hannibal to the late Fred and Ellen (Gray) Malone. Mrs. Patane has remained a lifetime resident of Hannibal. She was past employed with the United States Postal Service and Sam Patane Insurance Office where she worked as a secretary. Mrs. Patane was a past member of the Altar Rosary with Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal, and she was an avid volunteer with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, the A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and RSVP. She was pre-deceased by her husband Frank Patane, son Ronald Patane, siblings: Eugene Malone, Charles Malone, Philip Malone, Mary Patane, William Malone, John Malone, Francis Malone, and Helen Wiltsie. She is survived by her son Frederick Patane of Hannibal, siblings: Paul Malone of Granby, Maurice Malone of Hannibal, Agnes LaClair of Liverpool, NY, grandchildren: Kara, Alena, Devon, 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Friday at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal. Burial will be held in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.
October 11, 2014
Betty J. Cianfarano, 86; of South 1st St., Fulton passed away Saturday at Michaud Residential Health Services. Fulton. Mrs. Cianfarano was born in Oswego to the late Joseph and Mamie (Ahearn) Robinson. She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Mrs. Cianfarano retired from Sealright Co., Fulton in 1988 where she worked as a machine operator. Mrs. Cianfarano was very proud of her Irish Heritage and she was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the Syracuse Orange. Betty also enjoyed her trips to the casino and playing BINGO. She was pre-deceased by her husband Dominic Cianfarano in 1986, and her sister Mary Robinson in 1996. Betty was a kind and gently women who loved living life and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by those who love and survive her especially her 2 children: Kathleen (William) Smith and Ralph (Andrea) Cianfarano both of Fulton, 7 grandchildren: Stephen Smith, Michael (Mary) Smith, William (Jennifer) Smith, Elizabeth (Dylan) Sorbello, Jacob Smith, Elyse Cianfarano and Katherine Cianfarano, 3 great granddaughters: Olivia and Paige Smith and Margaret Sorbello and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Canorro. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Donations may be made to the Oswego County SPCA, PO Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069
October 10, 2014
Debra A. Emal, 61, a former resident of Oswego and a resident of Fraser, Colorado for the past 30 years died October 10, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident. Debra was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean (Hutchinson) Bellardini, and she was predeceased by her sister Mary Jean Bellardini. She is survived by her husband of 34 years Robert Emal, her son Jeremy Emal and grandsons Gerrick and Logan all of Colorado, and her brothers Joseph Bellardini of Camillus and Michael Bellardini of Oswego, an aunt, uncle and several cousins. Private services were held in Colorado. The local arrangements are in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
Richard J. Henderson, 75, of Scriba died Tuesday September 30, 2014 at his home after a short illness. Mr. Henderson was born in Oswego the son of Marie (Sheridan) Henderson and the late Spencer Henderson. He was predeceased by his son Dick Henderson. Mr. Henderson retired as a laborer with Laborer’s Local #214. He served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and spending time with his dog. In addition to his mother Marie Henderson he is survived by his longtime partner Deborah Larkin of Scriba and his children Cindi (Scott) Johnson of Maryland, Ron Henderson, Michael Broadwell, and stepsons Gilbert (Andrea) Trout, Benjamin Trout, Daniel Trout, and siblings Bette Paice of Red Creek, David Henderson and Spencer Henderson both of Oswego, and several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego
Kenneth A. Keil, 71, of Hannibal died Sunday in the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Oswego County in 1973. He worked for Niagara Mohawk and Constellation for twenty-seven years in the Electrical Department and Buildings and Grounds. He was a member of the IBEW Local Union #97. Mr. Keil served in the United States Airforce serving from 1962 until 1968. He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabers. Mr. Keil is survived by his wife Shirley Keil of Hannibal, and children Shawn (Sativa) Keil of FL, Matthew (Alissa) Keil of MN, Holly Fantom of Fulton, stepchildren Todd Richardson of Red Creek, Justin Richardson of CA, Ted (Terri) Richardson of Fulton, Cindy Falter of Rochester, Lisa (Randy) Kinville of Fulton, his sister Karen (Harry) Geithe of Buffalo, 21 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a stepdaughter Rhonda Furlong. Funeral services will be Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
September 26, 2014
Madden Katherine Hayden Ladd, 2; of Fulton died Friday at the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Oswego to Ticia Hayden and Mathew Ladd of Fulton. Madden loved everything she encountered in her life especially Dora the Explorer. She enjoyed going to daycare to see her friends and to play and she thought of her beloved dog Cooper as her best friend. Madden is survived by her parents Ticia Hayden and Mathew Ladd of Fulton, her brother Tanner Ladd of Fulton, Paternal grandparents: Cathleen Ladd of Fulton, Alan Ladd of Liverpool, Maternal grandparents: Gregory and Katherine Hayden of Fulton, Paternal great grandparents Gerald and Gladys Guernsey of Fulton, Maternal great grandparents: Tamara and Lyle Miller of Carthage, NY and Bruce Ashcraft Sr., and Carol Moseley of Black River, NY. She is also survived by her Uncle Joshua Ladd, Uncle Zachary Ladd, and Aunt Erin Hayden all of Fulton, and several great aunts, great uncles, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her paternal great grandparents: Florence and Raymond Ladd, and Maternal great grandparents: Ellsworth and Patricia Hayden. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.