Category Archives: Obituaries

Joanne E. Starzec

Joanne E. Starzec, 94, of Fulton died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Starzec was born in Fulton the daughter of the late John and Anna Dudeck. She was a former employee of Sealright prior to becoming a lunch room monitor and Phillip Street Elementary School in Fulton. Mrs. Starzec was a member of the PLAV, and a communicant of St. Michael’s Church and Holy Trinity. She was predeceased by her husband George Starzec in 2006, and her daughter Kathleen Starzec in 1975. Mrs. Starzec is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Elaine and Charles McIntyre of Fulton; her sister Patricia Tracy of N.C.; grandchildren Tyson McIntyre, Trevis McIntyre, Krysia McIntyre; and great-grandson Drake McIntyre. Funeral services were held Saturday ­­in Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours were held Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton.

Christine Ann Simmons

Christine A. Simmons, 55, of Mexico, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton on January 24, 1960 and was a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Luke Health Services for 25 years. Chrissy loved riding horses and going camping.
She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her daughter, Kayla Ives; her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Chatterson Simmons; nine siblings, William (Julie) Simmons of North Carolina, Daniel Simmons of Hannibal, Patrica Sherman of Hannibal, Peggy (Duane) Shephard of Hannibal, Sandra Simmons of Texas, Cynthia (David) Fountain of Texas, Samuel Simmons of Hannibal, Catherine Simmons of Alabama and Michael (Desiree) Simmons of Hannibal; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and a funderal service were held Wednesday, December 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.  A graveside service was held Thursday, December 17 at Hannibal Village Cemetery.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Oswego County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 442, Fulton, New Yok 13069, in her memory.

Helen (Locke) Hall

Helen (Locke) Hall, 87, of Hannibal, passed away in the arms of her family on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Born in Fabius, N.Y., she was one of six children of Charles and Lizzie Locke. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Randall (Patricia) and Douglas (Barbara); their children, Melissa, Christopher, Melanie, and Lisa; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Lila, and Ava.
Helen attended high school in Fabius and went on to study nursing at Morrisville Technical Institute and graduated with her associates degree in Practical Nursing in 1950. She worked the majority of her career as an LPN and Charge Nurse at Harr-Wood Nursing Home in Oswego. Through the years, she was an active member at the Hannibal United Methodist Church, was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women, and was a recipient of the UMW Mother of the Year award. In her later years, she was a very active member of the senior group known as the Sterling Silver Swingers, and helped organize their monthly trips to regional areas of interest. She was also a member and matron of the Order of the Eastern Star for several years. Helen was beloved by her family and friends, adored spending time with her great-granddaughters and was known for her loyalty, honesty, and good sense of humor.
Calling hours and services were held Thursday, December 17 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street in Hannibal.  A graveside ceremony was held Friday at Hannibal Village Cemetery in Hannibal.

Howard W. Rose, Sr.

Howard W. Rose, Sr., 88, of Fulton died Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Rose was born in Fulton to the late Howard and Nellie (Sivers) Rose. He remained a life resident of Fulton. Mr. Rose was a United States Veteran having served in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was the recipient of the WWII Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal.  He later retired from D&K Machine Shop, Fulton. Mr. Rose was pre-deceased by his wife Sonia Rose in 1982; siblings Charles Rose in 2004, Ralph Rose in 2004, Glenn Rose in 2003, Theresa Miner in 1985, Burton Rose in 2006; and grandson Lawrence Seeley in 2008. Mr. Rose is survived by his companion Eileen “Jackie” Usakewicz of Syracuse, N.Y.; five children Howard (Christine) Rose Jr., of Baldwinsville, Michael (Ann) R. Rose of Fulton, Roxanne (Martin) Ingleston of Texas, Leslie (Lawrence) Seeley of Baldwinsville and Melodie (Anthony) Squitieri of Fla.; his sister Leona Abrams of Okla.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton, with Rev. Sandra Rude officiating. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Anthony J. Corsoniti Sr.

corsoniti 001Anthony J. Corsoniti Sr., 101, of Fulton died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 in Oswego.
He was born in Fulton, the son of the late Anthony and Rosa Corsoniti.  Mr. Corsoniti was a muck farmer at his farm the Corsoniti Farm’s and he was the owner and operator of Brother’s Service, a gas station in Fulton. He served in the United States Army, and was a member of the Italian American Club and the Elks. Mr. Corsoniti was predeceased by his wife Mildred Corsoniti. He is survived by his children Rose (James) Miner of Fulton, Anthony (Gloria) Corsoniti Jr. of Camden, Joseph (Roselyn) Corsoniti of Fulton; his sisters Rose Tenery of Fla., Mary Latino of Fulton; grandchildren Kathleen (Dave) Hartpense, Sandra Davis, Gretchen, Lindsey, Susan, Bonnie, Christian; his great-grandchildren Scott and Rebecca Britton, and Shelby Rowe; and great-great-grandson Jakson Rowe. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings Nancy, Florence, Joe, Nunzi, Catherine, Elizabeth, Nicholine and Frank. Graveside services will be held Monday at noon at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., Fulton.

John A. Altman Jr.

John A. Altman Jr., 84, of North Volney, died Wednesday at Upstate Hospital with family by his side.  He retired from General Electric after more than 40 years.  John was a member of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth (Youmans) and John A. Altman Sr.; sisters, Katy Bergman, Emily “Mike” Schmidt and Elizabeth “Pat” Fisher and a brother, Fred Altman Sr.  John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dora Jean; children, Ruth (Ed) McDougall, Richard (Dawn) Simoneau and John (Rita) Altman III; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Freda “Fritz” Woodworth, Sister Christine Marie and Clara Gardner as well as many nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, with a graveside service afterwards at North Volney Cemetery,  county Route 4, North Volney. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter: 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Sandra C. Richardson

Richardson, Sandra C.Sandra C. Richardson, 67, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton passed away Saturday after a long illness. Sandy had worked for OCO as a cook for many years. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo and spending time with her family. Sandy was predeceased by her husband, Dennis Richardson, who passed away in 2007. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her children, Roy (Lee-Ann) Coe of Fulton and Tommy (Karen Rude) Coe of Oswego; grandchildren, Rochelle, Zachary, Courtney, Jordin and Megan; great-children, Richard and Gemma; sisters, Shirley Cable and Sheila Besaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 at Foster Funeral Home. A 6 p.m. service will immediate follow at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  In memory of Sandy, contributions may be made to OCO Nutrition Service, 239 Oneida St., Fulton, 13069.

Catherine S. McManus

Catherine S. McManus, 83, of Fulton passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Oswego, N.Y. to the late Charles and Catherine (Stewart) Kelly. Mrs. McManus had been a resident of Buffalo, N.Y. for 19 years and resided in Fulton for 22 years. She was past employed with Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. McManus is survived by her husband Edward McManus of Fulton; their two sons Timothy McManus of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Andrew McManus of Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and a service were conducted Saturday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton with Rev. Sandra Rude officiating.
Burial will be held privately at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego. Mrs. McManus’ wish was to not receive flowers and would prefer people remember her by donating to a charity of their choice.