Katherine Losurdo Mazzoli, 85, of Johnson Road, Oswego died Thursday July 2, 2020 peacefully at her home with her daughter by her side. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (Ponto) Losurdo. Katherine was a former employee of the Oswego County Savings Bank, New York Telephone Co, and she retired from the Oswego Hospital where she worked as a switchboard operator and in the admitting department. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Katherine’s most beloved time of her life, after raising her own children, was being with her wonderful grandchildren Christie and Wesley. From sleepovers to pudding parties, her grandchildren were everything. She also never missed the opportunity to play games on her iPad or watch Criminal Minds with her daughter. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Frank Mazzoli October 18, 2015, and her siblings Joseph, Anthony, Samuel, and Peter Losurdo, Maryrose Losurdo, Jane Losurdo, Maizie Losurdo, Grace Turner, and Nataleen Ferlito. She is survived by her children Diane Jones of Oswego, and Frank Mazzoli Jr. of CA, grandchildren Christie Jones of Oswego and Wesley Jones of Rochester. Graveside services will be Tuesday 12 noon at St. Peter’s Cemetery with Rev. John Canorro. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
July 2, 2020
Charles G. “Chas” Merritt
July 2, 2020
Charles G. “Chas” Merritt, 62; of Fulton passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Fulton, NY to Mrs. Patricia (McNamara) Merritt of Fulton and the late Charles Merritt. He has remained a lifetime resident and active community member of Fulton, NY. Chas was a helper and coach during all his adult life with numerous sports such as Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, and Football. He was affiliated and actively volunteered with the Fulton G’Ray Bodley High School Red Raiders, Bishop Cunningham High School Crusaders, Nazareth College, and SUNY Oswego College sports programs. Chas was an avid fan of University of Notre Dame , the NY Yankees and Oswego Speedway having worked in the pit crews for Jack Patrick Racing and Joe Hawksby Sr. Race Team. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Chas volunteered with organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the church bazaars, the City of Fulton parades and numerous other community activities. In addition to Chas’ Mom he is also survived by his siblings and their spouses: Melissa & John Bricker of Fulton, Melinda Merritt of VA, Marybeth & Daniel Hammond of Cohocton, NY and Mark Merritt of Fulton; 2 Godsons: Christopher Acome and Alexander Tarolli; 2 nephews: Aaron Acome of NC, Anthony Goodman of FL, 4 nieces: Kerry Tarolli of Camillus, NY; Allyson Bricker of Albany, NY; Karli Bricker and Kara Bricker both of Endicott, NY; 5 great nephews: Kelsey, Brennan, and Connor Acome, and James and Tyler Tarolli, 3 great nieces: Brianne, Emily and Olivia Acome and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Patrick Merritt. A Funeral Service will be held in 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 7th at Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be conducted in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling Hours will be held 4:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fulton Basketball Program c/o Sean Broderick 57 S. Pollard Dr. Fulton, NY 13069. Please note that face masks and hand sanitizing will be required. Visitors will be invited in as others exit to remain within the limited capacity per NYS mandates.
July 1, 2020
Eugene J. Shufelt, 78, of Oswego and Hannibal died Wednesday July 1, 2020 in the V. A. Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Levant and Josephine (Conine) Shufelt. Mr. Shufelt retired for International Paper Co. of Oswego after many years of service as a sheet cutter. He was a Marine serving in the United States Military. Mr. Shufelt was a member of the American Legion Post 268, Oswego. He is survived by his beloved children Eugene (Cindy) Shufelt of Oswego and Pamela Chrisman of Hannibal. He is also survived by his sister Kay (Dave) Nettles of Georgia, and grandchildren Justin, Brittany, Madison, Ashley, Tessa, and 6 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday July 3, 2020 at 11:00 at Riverside Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego, NY.
June 28, 2020
Paisley Marie Abbott, infant daughter of Kenneth Ledger and Nicole Abbott both of Fulton passed unexpectedly at home. In addition to Paisley’s parents she is survived by her siblings: Destiny Ledger, Alexz Ledger, Bella Ledger Zariah Ledger, Kamrin Ledger, Zander Ledger, Hunter Smith, Sonja Smith and Jemini Abbott, Paternal Grandparents: Charles and Diane Ledger, Maternal Grandparents: Karen (Louis) Brown, and Ronald (Cheryl) Abbott Jr., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Service and Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
June 27, 2020
Eugene “Sonny” Huard, 81; of Fulton passed away Saturday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Eugene and Cecile (Loiselle) Huard Sr. Sonny was a 1958 graduate of Fulton High School. He retired from Carrier Corp., Syracuse after 33 years of service. Then he became the superintendent of St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton for several years. Sonny was a former member of the Fulton Polish Home and he enjoyed gardening, camping and spending time in Florida. He and his beloved wife of 59 years Jean Huard who pre-deceased him December 2018 loved to spend time together, travel and enjoyed sharing in their loving children and grandchildren’s lives. Sonny was also pre-deceased by his siblings: Joyce McIntyre, and Francis Huard. He is survived by his beloved family: 3 children: Jeffery (Sharon) Huard of Minoa, NY; Jill (Robert) Huard-Bruns of Oswego, NY; Julie (Kenneth) Banks of Lakewood, OH; 3 siblings: Claudette (Patrick) Smith of Fulton, Margo Huard and Marsha (Russell) Virginia both of Baldwinsville, NY; 8 grandchildren: Alexander, Eleanor, Christopher, Grace, Lucas, Allyson, Nathan, and Katie and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held privately in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating. Burial will be held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Please note that face masks and hand sanitizing will be required. People will be invited in as others exit as we are still at 25% capacity to adhere to NYS mandates.
June 22, 2020
Angelo “Buck” Godici, 94; of Fulton passed away peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Angelo was born in Southington, CT to the late Pasqale and Philomena (Celello) Godici. Mr. Godici was a lifelong resident of Fulton, NY. He was a United States Veteran of the Airforce during WWII having served in the European Theater from 1944-1945. Upon returning to the states he graduated from Ithaca College where he earned a Batchelor’s of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Godici worked at the Fulton Consolidated School System where he was a Teacher and Coach for over 30 years prior to his retirement in 1988. He was also the Director of Camp SuSIE during his tenure with the school district. Buck enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, and wrestling. He was married to his wife Shirley who pre-deceased him in death February 2019. They were married for 70 years. Mr. Godici was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his children: Nicholas (Louise) Godici of Carlsbad, CA, Nancy (Bill) Caltabiano of Baldwinsville, NY; Michael (Eileen) Godici of Hilton, NY; and Thomas (Gillian) Godici of Manhasset, NY; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Angelo was also pre-deceased by his siblings: Mary, Josephine, Nancy “Sister Seraphine,” Frank, Michael, and Augustine. The Family has chosen to have a Celebration of Life in July when their family and friends may attend. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St., Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.
Arthur W. Wills, 47 of Fulton and Oswego died, Wednesday June 17, 2020 at his home in Fulton after a sudden attack. He was born in Syracuse the son of Jeanette Wills and the late Arthur W. Wills. Arthur enjoyed computer technology, reading, and sharing dinners with family and friends. He will be missed by his mother Jeanette Wills of Oswego, sisters Julie (Walter Mason) Bonnell of Oswego, Jennine Dana of Oswego, and his nieces and nephews. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
June 20, 2020
Mary Ann “Cooky” Pierce, 81; of Volney passed away peacefully at home after a courageous and long battle with cancer. She was born in Oswego, NY to the late John and Anna (DeSantis) Battista. Cooky had been a resident of Oswego during her early years and then a longtime resident of Fulton after she married. Her greatest joy was her family. She cherished time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Cooky enjoyed simple things like long car rides with her husband, reading The Devotionals and the daily missal. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and she would watch mass daily. Mrs. Pierce was pre-deceased by her siblings: Carmella “Ella” Battista, Thomas “Pat” Battista, Michael “Ike” Battista, Rose Peterson, Theresa Hibbert, and Margaret “Jenny” Battista. She is survived by her husband of 54 years William “Bill” Pierce of Volney, their children: William (Tina) Pierce of Fulton, Crystal (Scott) Pierce-Best of Baldwinsville, and Frederick Pierce of Volney, siblings: Frances Hibbert of Volney
and Samuel Battista of Oswego, grandchildren: Haley and Trevor Best, and Paige, Reese, and Lloyd Pierce. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family. A Funeral Service will be held privately at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Father George Wurz officiating followed by a committal service and private burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Please note that Face Masks, Hand Sanitizing, and Entrance Limitations are still being implemented with the NYS 25% capacity and social distancing mandates.
June 16, 2020
Donald F. Samson, 86 of Volney, NY; passed away Tuesday morning at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Samson was born in Oswego, NY to the late Harold and Flora Samson. He remained a lifelong resident of Volney and was also a snowbird of Florida where he and his wife wintered for over 20 years. Mr. Samson was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Carpenter’s Local #747, Oswego after 25+ years of service. Mr. Samson was a horse racing fan and enjoyed playing pin pong, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and pool. He was also an avid reader. Mr. Samson was pre-deceased by his brothers: Neil and James Samson. He was survived by his wife of 38 years Almeda Samson of Volney, his children: Eric (Pam) Samson of TX, Teresa (Alan) Cady of Fulton, Ronnie Samson of ID, Terry (Chuck) VanBuren of Fulton, Dennis (Joann) Samson of Volney, Donna McKnight of TX, Kelly (Paul) Bristow of IA, Scott (Tracy) Samson of Oswego, Deana (Ian) Levine of Burnt Hills, NY; Karen (Mark) Zeske of TX, Kathleen Broderick of Red Creek, NY; Charles (Judy) Dillabough of TX, Raymond (Marsha) Dillabough of West Monroe, NY; siblings: Harold (Rose) Samson of CA, Ellen Woodruff of Volney, NY; Edna Taylor of AZ, Howard (Joan) Samson of Volney, Shirley (Rick) Samson of KS, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held privately at Oswegotown Rural Cemetery, Oswegotown, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Christine Lynn Marie Smith 39, of Oswego died Thursday June 11, 2020 unexpectedly at the Oswego Hospital. Christine was an awesome mother, daughter, companion, friend, aunt and godmother. Christine enjoyed playing cards, and relaxing by coloring. She is survived by her children Logan, Kaylee of Camillus, Joey of Syracuse, and stepchildren Brittney, Dean, April, and Jacob all of Oswego. She is also survived by her siblings Lisa Perez of E. Syracuse, Stephanie & Karen Dice of Syracuse, Michael and Steven of Fulton, Regina & Terri Easley of Syracuse. Christine also leaves behind her life partner and forever love Richard Crandall Jr., of Oswego, adopted mother Lorrline Crandall of Oswego, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and her many godchildren. Please note that Facial masks and Hand Sanitizing will be required and please understand we are at 25% capacity and you will be invited in as others exit calling hours. The calling hours will be Monday June 22,.2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.