Category Archives: Obituaries


Trevor Malambri, Navy veteran

Trevor Malambri
Trevor Malambri

Trevor J. Malambri, 41, of Granby, died Oct. 3, 2012

He was born in Oswego and has been a lifetime resident of Granby. He was a United States veteran having served in the Navy from 1993 to 1995. He worked as a millwright with local #1163, Syracuse, since 1999.

He was a trustee at the Fulton United Methodist Church and he has been actively involved with the Boy Scouts Troop #722 and #715 for many years. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Rosario Malambri; paternal grandparents, Victor and Viola Malambri; and maternal grandfather, Leo Clemens.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Amy (Bristol) Malambri of Granby; three children, Anthony Malambri, Trenton Malambri, and Amaya Malambri, all of Granby; parents, Rosario and Claudette (Clemens) Malambri of Granby; maternal grandmother, Audrey Clemens of Hastings; three siblings: Regina (Mark) Villani of Syracuse, Rochome (Chris Babcock) Malambri of Fulton, and Tyrone (April) Malambri of Fulton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Fulton United Methodist Church, Route 176, Fulton, with Rev. Mark Kimpland officiating. Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours were conducted Sunday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.  Contributions may be made to the Malambri Children Fund c/o Empower Federal Credit Union PO Box 11127, Syracuse, NY 13218.

Lawrence DelBrocco, Little League coach

Lawrence DelBrocco, 65, of Oswego, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton, the son of the late Lawrence and Antoinette (Pascucci) DelBrocco. Mr. DelBrocco was the instructor at the training center for the Laborer’s Local #214. He was affiliated with the Oswego Little League where he was a Little League coach from 1985 until 1992. He was president of the Hot Stove from 1985 until 1992 and president of the Oswego Men’s Bowling Association. He was an ASA Softball umpire.

He was inducted into the Softball and Bowling Halls of Fame. Mr. DelBrocco coached St. Paul’s Leprechaun League. He was the supervisor for City Youth Basketball and was a referee for City Basketball for many years.

Mr. DelBrocco is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Kay DelBrocco of Oswego; children, Lawrence “Jody” DelBrocco of Oswego and Debra (Chad) Carson of Oswego; and grandchildren, Zachary and Sara DelBrocco and Brady, Eric, and Chloe Carson.

Funeral services were conducted Monday in Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, and in St. Joseph Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hourswere held Sundayat the funeral home.


Mary Jane Rivera, Fulton resident

Mary Jane Rivera
Mary Jane Rivera

Mary Jane House Rivera, 74, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at the Manor at Seneca Hill.

She was born in Fulton and was a life resident. She was a cook at several local restaurants, including RFH’s. She was a life member of the Merton R. Kemp Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary and very active with their Toys for Tots campaign.

Shewas a NASCAR fan, enjoyed playing Bingo and Bunco and spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Irene Fredenburg House, and her stepmother, Dora Green House.

She is survived by her five children, Mary (Jeff) Manford of Fulton, Arthur (Renee) Hicks Jr. of Phoenix, Lynn (Chris) White of Scriba, Papo Rivera of Fulton, and Carroll (Robert) Bonnie of Fulton; three brothers, Melvin J. House of Fulton, Charles (Martha) House of Hannibal, and Michael J. House of Fulton; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours and services were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Chris Jones, 203 East Bridge St., Oswego, NY 13126. To leave a message of sympathy for the family, please visit


Jack Thompson, Air Force veteran

Jack I. Thompson, 73, of Phoenix, died Monday October 1, 2012.

Born in Phoenix to his late parents, Anne F. (Egan) and George B.

Thompson on September 24, 1939, he was a United State Air Force veteran, serving from 1957 to 1961.  A professional truck driver, he drove for Marsellus Casket Co. for 15 years. Prior employment also included a snowplow driver for the Town of Schroeppel Highway Department.

He served as a captain and held the office of president for the Phoenix Fire Department. He was a social member of the VFW Post 5540, Phoenix; a member of the Syracuse Hog Chapter; the Star Motorcylcle Club; and the Upstate Cruise Motorcycle Club.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Karen (Fryer) Thompson, Feb. 8, 2003; his son, Shaun I. Thompson, in 1999; and his brother, Gerald R. Thompson, in 2005.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Dean E. and Andria Thompson of Clay; daugter-in-law, Diane Thompson of Central Square; four grandchildren, Kyle, Allyson, Chad, and Brandon; a sister, Kathy Thompson Watson of Charleston, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Fire Station, 457 Main St., Phoenix, 13135. Burial with firefighter and military honors to follow in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix. Calling hours are in the fire Station the same day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY  13126. Allanson-Glanville- Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.

Nettie Baldwin, former county residen

Nettie Baldwin, 96, of Gastonia, N.C. died Sept. 18, 2012 at the Brian Center Health and Rehab, Gastonia.

She was born Nov. 22, 1915 in Oswego County, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Nettie Stewart Huntington.

A memorial service will held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Oct. 13 at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Volney.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest registry is available at

Betty Mace, retired from GE

Betty R. Mace, 87, of Fulton, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at The Manor at Seneca Hill.

Born in Hannibal, she was a daughter to the late Wayne and Lottie (Andrews) Perkins. She resided in Fulton most of her life. She and her late husband, George, raised one daughter, Connie. She retired from General Electric in Liverpool where she worked for over 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the Fulton V.F.W. Post #569 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Floyd Stanton) Henderson; two grandchildren, Maureen (David) Miceli and Matthew (Crystal) Henderson; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Colby Henderson, Nicholas Miceli and Michael Brooks, all of Fulton; and one niece, Maxine Perkins of Watertown.

There were no calling hours. Graveside services were held Sept. 27 at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton was in care of arrangements.


Marie MacCaull, nursing instructor

Marie Elizabeth Hyatt MacCaull died peacefully with her family by her side Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at the age of 88.

She was born in Ogdensburg March 30, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Bill (Slant) and Ann Thorpe Hyatt.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy class of 1941 and A. Barton Hepburn School of Nursing class of 1944. She married Raymond A. MacCaull Aug. 11, 1945 at St. Mary’s Rectory in Ogdensburg.

She had worked at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and retired as a Nursing Instructor at Oswego County BOCES in 1982.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ray and a daughter, Ann MacCaull.

She is survived by her children, William (Patricia) MacCaull of Sterling, Carolyn (George) Trippany of Massena, Susan (Donald) Dodd of Slate Run, Pa., Mary M. Green of Hannibal, R. Joseph (Melonye) MacCaull of Oswego and Martha (Robert) Allen of Newark. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held today, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. when her ashes are placed with her husband in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 252, Hannibal, NY 13074.Foster Funeral Home was in care of arranegments.


Paul Giuffrida, born in Oswego

Paul Anthony Giuffrida, 57, died Oct. 1, 2012 in his home in Dallas, Texas after a long battle with ALS.

He was born in Oswego Sept. 11, 1955 to Salvatore and Nina Giuffrida. He attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Fulton and Oswego.

After high school, he joined the U.S. Army where he met Sherrie Swanson, to whom he was wed Nov. 27, 1976. They lived together in a number of cities throughout the U.S. before settling in Dallas in 1991.

He retired from Tiger-Drylac Powder Coating in 2008 where he was senior sales manager for the Central US. He enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Giuffrida; his brother, Fred Giuffrida of San Francisco; three nieces; one nephew; and two grand-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in Dallas, Texas at the Giuffrida home Saturday, Oct. 13. Another service will follow in the Fulton and Oswego area the following week at a place to be determined.

Contributions may be made to the ALS Associations Walk to Defeat ALS. The website to contribute is