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Mary B. Phares, registered nurse at Crouse and A.L. Lee hospitals

Mary B. Phares, of Fulton, died at her home on Saturday, June 28 of natural causes.

She and her twin sister, Ann, were born in Utica on June 16, 1918, the daughters of the late Graham and Carrie Fuller Bushell, and moved to Fulton when they were two years old where each was a lifelong resident.

Mary is survived by her son, David Phares of Sharon, MA and grand-daughters, Erin Phares of East Boston, MA and Maura Phares of Mansfield, MA; a niece, Sharon Irwin of Martville; a grandniece, Cheryl Horning and grandnephew, Richard Burdick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Homer Phares, in 1974 and by her twin sister, Ann Foster, in 2012.

Mary was a graduate of Fulton High School and became a registered nurse at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton and at Nestle Company in Fulton.

Mary can trace her ancestry on her mother’s side (Fuller) of the family to the Pilgrims. She was an active member of the Volney and Granby Senior Citizens and Fulton Women’s Club.

Calling hours were Wednesday, July 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton with burial in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in fulton.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Church of Fulton.

Joyce V. Clary, enjoyed her flower garden, cooking, spending time with family

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Joyce V. Clary, 74, of Martville, passed away on Friday, June 27 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

A native of Granby, she lived in Victory before moving to Martville. Joyce was the daughter of the late, Ovid and Doris Bassett Wilcox and a graduate of Red Creek Central High School.

She enjoyed her flower garden, cooking and spending time with family.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Richard Clary of Martville; a son, Jeff (Billie June) Clary of Martville; a daughter, Lesa (Hope) Clary of Hannibal; grandchildren, Colleen Clary and Lacey Sidman; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Chase, Colton and Carson Sidman; siblings, Natalie Fitch of Fulton and Donald Webb of Fairport and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 252, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements. 

Franklin V. Bartlett, veteran, avid outdoorsman

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Franklin V. Bartlett, 91, of Fulton passed away Tuesday July 1 at Oswego Hospital.

Frank was a life time resident of the area and had retired from Local 73 after many years. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1942-46. Frank was an avid outdoorsman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn; parents, Frank and Aleata Bellinger Bartlett; sisters, Hattie, Ida Pearl and Margaret; a brother, Harold; a grandson, Harry Bartlett, Jr.

He is survived by his companion, Terry Davenport; children, Franklin Jr., Holly Rathbun, Barry, Harry (Judy), Alan, Rachel (granddaughter, Lily) and Zacharey; step-children, Sarabeth Bartlett, Bill and Doug Hillick; sisters; Arlene Barlow, Kathleen Myers, Gloria White, Sue Zappala, Pat Gregory and Charlotte Pizio; brothers, Ross, Donald and Bill Bartlett; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousin.

A service will be 10 a.m. Monday July 7 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday July 6 at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.