Loretta Marotta, Fulton crossing guard

Loretta E. Marotta, 76, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at home with her family by her side.

Born in Baldwinsville, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She had worked at SYROCO and was a crossing guard for the Fulton City Police Department. She was a communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception, now known as Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

She was a very active life member of the VFW Post 569 Ladies Auxiliary in Fulton and she enjoyed bingo, bowling, playing bunko and scrapbooking.

She was predeceased by her husband, Umberto Marotta; granddaughter, Ashley Pluff; brother, Norman Smart; and sister, Eleanor Burchill.

Surviving are her children, Joseph (Barbara) Marotta of Granby, Angela Marotta of Fulton, Diane Towsley of Clay and Michael Marotta of Fulton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Barbara) Smart of Fulton and James Smart of Houston, Texas; several half and step brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours were held Monday, at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

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