Martha Grow

November 17, 2010

Martha Grow, 81; of Fulton died Wednesday at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.  She was born May 19, 1929 in Utica, NY to the late Bartholomew and Florence (Ricchi) Falanga.  She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.  Martha was married to Merlin Grow on August 15, 1946 and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage before he passed in 1999.  Mrs. Grow was a full-time homemaker and Mom.  She was also a licensed practical nurse and worked for the Oswego Hospital and Loretto Nursing Home, Oswego.  Mrs. Grow was pre-deceased by her brother James Falanga.  She is survived by her 7 children:  Kurt (Carol) Grow of CO, Karl (Sandra) Grow of OH, Kevin (Vikki) Grow of Baldwinsville, NY; Kristopher (Lori) Grow of Fulton, Kristin (James) DeCare of Oswego, NY; Karla (Donald) Hall of New Haven, NY; and Karyn Grow of Fulton, NY, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 1 sister-in-law and 6 nieces and nephews.  Funeral services and Burial will be held privately.  There will be no calling hours.  The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

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  1. Karyn,
    We just heard your wonderful mother passed. We want you to know how very special she was to all of here at the Ladies Home and we still talk about her often and her little ‘come backs’. She was with us such a short time but won all our hearts!

    Her passing is a loss to the whole community- the great and caring children she raised, the grandchildren she truly loved and that she offered so much to us with her nursing and advocating for those who could not advocate for themselves.

    Our hearts are with you all.

    Lee Ann

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