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Richard DeForest, enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, cooking, playing cards

Richard C. DeForest, 55, of Groton and formerly of Fulton, passed away May 9.

He enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, playing cards, cooking, social networking and spending time with family and friends.

Richard loved life and new adventures.

He was the son of the late, William and Thelma Combes DeForest, Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley DeForest Hobby.

Surviving are siblings, William DeForest, Jr. of Hannibal and Patricia DeForest Irland of Fulton; a nephew, Justin Irland, a niece, Jessica Hobby Snow; a great-nephew, Lane Snow and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, June 7 (today) at Hannibal Center Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Hannibal.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Fairley first-graders showcase learning

Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.
Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May as first-grade teaching team Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase starring all the hard-working first-graders. Continue reading

Hannibal senior band concert June 10

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal High School’s Senior Band Concert will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

The senior send-off concert is a bid farewell to graduating seniors and foreign exchange students. The concert showcases student’s musical development that’s happened throughout the course of the year. Select students will also be awarded medals for solos and All-County. Continue reading

In and Around Hannibal: Quilt of Valor

Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.
Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.

Have you ever heard of a Quilt of Valor?

I hadn’t until last week when Jean Derby called me and told me that one was going to be presented to a special somebody in Hannibal…but it was a secret and I was not to tell.

Well the secret’s out, so now I can tell. The recipient of the Quilt of Valor is the Rev. Moritz Fuchs, Fulton native and a dear man, dear to the hearts of many throughout Central New York and especially to those parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Hannibal. Continue reading