Category Archives: Obituaries

Margaret Calderone, retired account clerk

Margaret E. Calderone, 88, of Oswego, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Adams, she resided in the Fulton and Oswego areas for many years. She retired in 1988 from Oswego County Department of Public Works as an account clerk after 15 years.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fulton. She enjoyed genealogy, reading and puzzles.

Surviving are four sons, William W. (Cheri), Thomas M. (Gloria) and David L., all of Oswego, and August J. (Susan) of Fulton; two daughters, Ann M. Calderone of Syracuse and Jean C. (Michael) Truckey of Erving, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 837 State Route 48, Fulton. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours were held yesterday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

William Frawley, served in Air Force

William “Bill” Frawley, 79, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Mr. Frawley served four years in the Air Force and then went on to American Airlines where he was an aircraft maintenance crew chief for 40 years.

Upon retirement, he continued with his passion through volunteering at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Carvey Frawley of Trophy Club, Texas; children, William Frawley Jr. (Karen Santillo) of Liverpool, Mark Frawley of Keller, Texas, MaryFrances Frawley of Keller, Texas and Steven Frawley of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Amanda Frawley, Tatum Frawley, Corey Crockett and Sean Frawley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 27 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of South Third and Rochester streets, Fulton. A luncheon at The Oasis at Thunder Island, 21 Wilcox Road, Fulton will immediately follow.

Contributions may be made to the Grapevine Library. Those seeking morei information may visit “Remembering Bill” at

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of local arrangements.


Paul George Healy, Chef of the Year

Paul George Healy, 60, of Fulton, died unexpectedly on July 10, 2012.

He was born Jan. 13, 1952 in Syracuse to James and Catherine Healy. He grew up in Syracuse, Niagara Falls and Williamsville before graduating from Jamesville-Dewitt High School where he found his passion for singing and acting.

After high school, he attended Paul Smith’s College where he honed his skills as an accomplished chef. He went on to earn his Certified Executive Chef’s designation and was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs.

After many executive chef  positions, he worked for Aramark. He then went on to work for SYSCO Foods in 2007, the largest food distributor in North America, as both a business review manager and in their marketing department.

Mr. Healy was wed to Andrea Castiglione in May of this year.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton and choir, where he was loved for his humor and compassion as well as his voice.

He was recognized as Chef of the Year by both the West Virginia and Rochester chapters of the American Culinary Federation. He had also served as past president for both chapters and sat on their boards while mentoring many.

He is survived by his father, James G. Healy; his wife, Andrea Healy; two daughters, Kelly and Jamie Healy; a brother, James J. Healy; a sister, Mary I. Healy; his aunt, Jean Kaczenski; a niece, Christine Perkins; a nephew, James A. Healy as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine (Kay) Healy.

The family greeted friends Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Fulton, 1408 State Route 176, Fulton, NY. Chefs are encouraged to wear chef attire to honor Chef Paul.


Gertrude Craw, retired nurse’s aide

Gertrude E. Craw, 90, of Palermo, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She retired from Andrew Michaud Nursing Home in 1984 after more than 20 years of service as a nurse’s aide.

She was predeceased by her husband, Horace “Ted” Craw and by a stepdaughter, Betty (Pope) Sivers in 1987.

She is survived by her children, Yvonne (Edwin) Bradish, Robert (Barbara) Craw, Sharon West, Beverly DuBois, Lois (Brien) Steele, Doris (Donald) McAuslan, Everett (Marlene) Craw, Edward (Mary) Craw and Addie (Roy) Dolbear; one brother, Brindsley (Mary) McCann; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services were held Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Bristol Hill Congregational United Church of Christ, 3199 State Route 3, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Donald Parsons, Army veteran

Donald G. Parsons, born Nov. 23, 1933 in North Victory, died July 6, 2012.

He was a truck driver for Lakeshore Transportation in Oswego from which he retired in 1999. He was also a member of Teamsters Union 317 Syracuse. He belonged to Martville Methodist Church. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.

He and his wife, Diane, moved to Saint Cloud, Florida in 2001.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Janet, his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and William Russell, his father, Edward Parsons; and two brothers, Ernest and Glen Parsons.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years (Diane); three daughters, Donna (Tennessee); Judy (New York); Gidget (Florida) and five sons, Randy (Sue) of New York; Robert (Beth) of Florida; Johnnie (New York); John (Florida); Stephen (Florida). He is also survived by a sister, Irene (Dick) Harris of New York; and a brother Ross (Cathy) of New York. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and several grandchildren and great  grandchildren and a great great grandchild.

There will be no services. Contributions may be made to the Martville Methodist Church.

Shirley Allen, retired from GE

Shirley M. Allen, 83, of Fulton, died July 10, 2012 at University Hospital.

She was born in Solvay to Oscar and Edith (Olmstead) Cole. Mrs. Allen retired in 1990 from General Electric after 43 years.

She was a member and volunteer of the First United Church, Fulton.  Mrs. Allen was an avid reader, and she also enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Allen was pre-deceased by her grandson, Kenneth E. Stoutenger, who died in 1989, and her husband of 57 years, Erwin Allen, who died in 2007.

She is survived by her four children, Richard (Alice) Allen of Fulton, Diane (Mike) Stoutenger of Texas, and Martin (Diane) Allen and Rodger (Tyran) Allen, both of Fulton; three siblings, Barbara Shoemaker of Homer, Thelma Chapman of Marcellus, and Frederick “George” Cole of Camden; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held tomorrow, July 15 at 3 p.m. at the First United Church with Rev. David Nethercott officiating. Burial will be held privately.

Contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126 or First United Church 33 S. 3rd St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.


Norman Holmes, Air Force veteran

Norman E. Holmes, 79, of Hannibal, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

A native of Fulton, he was born July 12, 1932 to Floyd and Gertrude Holmes. He retired as a truck driver from Oswego Asphalt in Central Square after 27 years and was a snow plow driver for the Oswego County Highway Department for ten years.

He was a member of Teamster’s Local #317 in Syracuse.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War and was a member of Prior Stock American Legion Post #1552 in Hannibal.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Jeremy Duger; brothers, James, Floyd and Edward Holmes; and sisters, Bertha Barlow, Margaret Mullen, Shirley Dunsmoor, Mary Sawyer and Alberta Catalone.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marlene Holmes of Hannibal; children, David (Linda) Holmes of Oswego, Theresa Fairbanks of Florida, Cindy (Chris) Castaldo, Mona (Randy) Hendricks and Jean (Steve) Hanlon all of Hannibal, Shelly (Tim) Shatrau, Mark (Vicki) Holmes and Cathy (Doc) Kingsley, all of Oswego and Brenda (Bill) Matson of Hannibal; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Steve Holmes; sisters, Caroline Wallace, Patricia Denny and Elizabeth Branshaw; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today, July 14 at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, with burial to follow in Hannibal Village Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a favorite charity of your choice.


Henri Floch, former Phoenix teacher

Henri J. Floch died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He was born June 1, 1928 in Brooklyn to his late parents, Henri G. and Martha (LeCoz) Floch, who were both newly immigrated from France.

While still a young boy, Mr. Floch got the opportunity to live in France.

He met his wife Doris, of nearly 58 years,also a Brooklyn native, on a blind date while in college.

After graduating from SUNY Oswego, he started teaching the sciences at Phoenix schools.

He was drafted by the U.S. Army soon after the Korean War began.  Upon his return, he resumed teaching. He often credited Principal John C. Birdlebough for shepherding him through all the steps as a new teacher.

Henri and Doris were married in 1954. They started a family by having three daughters. He wrote and published two science textbooks over his career.

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Burkle); daughters, Margot Floch and her husband, Greg Irving,

Nancy Mansson and her partner, Sheila Blais, and Barbara Floch and her partner, Bonnie Foley; grandson, Andrew Mansson and his wife, Christina Mansson; and two great-grandchildren, Henry and Jillian Mansson.

Calling hours will be held Tomorrow, July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

The family is planning on establishing a scholarship fund in Henri’s name in the near future. Contributions may be made to the family at this time.