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.