Helen Strough, nurse at Lee Memorial

Helen M. Strough, 88, of Fulton, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at home.

Born in Oswego, she was a life resident of the Fulton and Oswego areas. She had worked at Fay’s Drugs before becoming a nurse at the age of 46, an accomplishment that made her very proud.

As a licensed practical nurse, she worked at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. Her love of helping others extended well past normal retirement age as she had provided private home care for many people.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Lauretta Roberts; sister, Lucille Cone; and by a daughter, Ann Bonacorsi.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, James Strough Sr.; sons, Raymond (Gerry) Vivlemore and Mark (Barbara) Vivlemore, all of Oswego; step-children, Darlene Hughes of Fulton, James (Patricia) Strough, Jr. and April (Bruce) Casilio, all of Arkansas; her care giver and special friend, Kay Mason; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton. Burial will be private.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, 13204 or Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

Foster Funeral Home Fulton has charge of arrangements.

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