Alfred Joseph “Joe” Lescarbeau

February 1, 2009

Alfred Joseph “Joe” Lescarbeau, 73, of Fulton, NY went home to the Lord on Sunday at home after a courageous 14-month battle with cancer.  Joe was born in North Adams, MA, to the late Henry and Clara Keating Lescarbeau, on October 9, 1935.  He graduated from Drury high School in 1953.  He served as an Army Specialist in Korea from 1955-1956.  He graduated from Siena College in 1961, whereupon he joined the Glens Falls Insurance Company. Joe’s career path would eventually lead him to join the Streeter and VanSanford Agency as Vice-President in 1972 with Verner Drohan as his most respected and admired boss.  Joe was a communicant of Holy Family Church for 36 years.  He was a member of the Fulton Kiwanis club where he was instrumental in the rebuilding of Kiwanis Kid Haven Field, and received the Harry Seabury Award.  Joe was past president of the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Board, and also served on the Seneca Manor Board and with United Way.  Joe was an avid swimmer and golfer where he enjoyed his Tuesday golfing buddies.  Joe loved his family and was a very honest, hard- working man with great integrity.  Joe was pre-deceased by his daughter Danielle Lescarbeau and sister Eva Mangano.  Joe is survived by his wife of 46 years Carole Ann (Sullivan) of Fulton, his son Robert of Fulton;  daughters Gisele Lescarbeau of Rochester, NY and Nicole (Peter) Sutorius of Portsmouth, RI; his 4- month old grandson Nathan Joseph Sutorius; a brother Henry Lescarbeau of North Adams, MA;  sisters Claire (Val) Robert of Deltona, FL; Ceil (George) Breen of Nassau, NY; Gloria (Jim) Gaffey of Hayesville, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves a special Basque Foreign exchange daughter Eider Cordoba, of San Sebastian, Spain, and very special young friends Seth, Zachary, Ryan, Gregory, and Brandon along with many friends, and his neighbors of Frawley Drive.  Funeral Services will be on Thursday at 9:30 am at Holy Family Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.  Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.  Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or Catholic Charities c/o Judy Egan 365 W. 1st St. Fulton, NY 13069.

7 thoughts on “Alfred Joseph “Joe” Lescarbeau

  1. Lescarbeau Family,
    My prayers are with you all. I will be unable to attend the calling hours but wanted you to know that I thought very highly of Joe. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. He always went out of his way to say hello to me whenever I saw him around town. I always appreciated his kindness and I respected him. I know that I will have the memories of growing up in Cicero when we all got together throughout the years especially on Christmas Eve. Even after your move to Fulton you still came to celebrate. When I last saw him at Susie’s wedding he was smiling. I will forever remember his smile. My LOVE to you all…Shelly

  2. My prayers are with you all. What a wonderful, kind man, he will truly be missed. My LOVE to you all…Shelly

  3. Al was a great human being he will be sadly missed. Through my 12 years in Fulton, I got to know AL in Kiwanis , as my Insurance Agent, but mostly as a golfer. I have fond memories of playing at Emerald Crest with him.

    He will be sadly missed.

    Al rest in peace.

  4. Dear Lescarbeau Family,
    We are so sorry we can not be there, but we are thinking of you all.

    With love, Karen, David and Marty Bernstein

  5. Dear Carol & Family:

    I am so sorry I am not able to come to Al’s viewing, as I have had surgery on my foot and I cannot walk on it for three more weeks. Please accept my sympathy to you and the children. It was such an honor to have known Al and to have worked with him at Streeter’s for all those years. I will have those memories to cherish. We all had good times and fun together.
    My prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
    Love to all, Ellen

  6. Dear Carole and family,
    You have our deepest condolences on the passing of Joe. He was a very kind man, and we are very sorry we couldn’t be in NY to help you during your difficult time. I will always remember him as he was in Italy when I met him, enjoying the sun on the balcony, making sure the wine was acceptable to drink, and that the pasta was done to perfection! He was always quick with a smile, and you could tell he just loved his time visiting Nicole and Peter in Naples! We love you all greatly and you are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.
    Much love to you all,
    April, Jeremy, Joaquin, Alejandro, and Mateo Bustillos

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