Francine Naioti Canale

February 7, 2010

Francine Naioti Canale of Fulton died Sunday at University Hospital.  She was born in Manhattan to the late Francis and Marion Champagne.  She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.  Mrs. Canale retired fro the Fulton consolidated School System after her service for several years as a History Teacher at the Fulton Junior High School.  She was an avid reader and supporter of the library.  Mrs. Canale enjoyed gardening and animals.  She was well known for completing the morning crossword puzzle in pen.  Mrs. Canale was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Tigers, and Notre Dame College Football team.  She loved children and acted as a mother to many. She was pre-deceased by her first husband Barney Naioti and second husband Ben Canale.  She is survived by her son Barney (Tina) Naioti of Fulton, and her daughter Terri (Rod) Alzmann of West Islip, NY, her brother Bradley (Lou) Champagne of Syracuse, and 4 grandchildren:  Jessica, Rod, Jaime, and Andrew.  Funeral Services will be held at 8:30 AM Saturday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. and 9:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.  Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

4 thoughts on “Francine Naioti Canale

  1. We at Kathy’s Cakes came to know Mrs. Canale in Decamber when she brought in a Fig Cookie receipe for us to make for her. Our conversations couldn’t have lasted more than a half hour. Still, from now on when I make ” The Fig Cookie ” that time will always come to mind. Our prayers are with you.

    Sharlene Poyneer

  2. Barney and Terri-I was so terrible saden to hear about your mother’s death. I didn’t even know she was ill. Your mom was an incerdible person and someone we will all miss. I wish I would be able to attend the wake and funeral but we are going to be out of town this weekend.
    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Those who devote their lives to sparking an interest for learning in young people, encouraging them to reach beyond their believed capabilities– well, they are our true heroes. She was certainly one of mine. Amazingly, she was an even better person than teacher, which is saying a lot. An unforgettable educator, mentor and friend. My deepest sympathies.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful person and a wonderful teacher. I have very fond memories of her and all the fun times we had in her class 1981-1982.

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