Category Archives: Obituaries

Carl O’Connor Sr., Army veteran

Carl F. O’Connor Sr., 80, of Hannibal, died Monday, March 19, 2012.

Mr. O’Connor was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Auburn, a son to John and Virginia Joslyn O’Connor. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, who died in 2003; daughter, Dorothy; sister, Dorothy; and brother, Thomas.

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Grace Galletta, legal secretary

Grace Galletta, 85, of Oswego, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Mrs. Galletta was born in Fulton to the late Thomas and Angelina (Cincotta) Mirabito. Mrs. Galletta was a legal secretary for attorney Hosmer Culkin of Oswego.

Mrs. Galletta was a past president of St. Joseph’s Golden Age Group and she enjoyed the Saturday night card club with her close friends at the Harbour House.

She was predeceased by her husband, Angelo Galletta. who died in 1984; her brother, Angelo Mirabito; and sister, Katherine Mirabito.

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Thomas El-Hage, former Palermo resident

Thomas J. El-Hage, 80, of Baldwinsville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Palermo, where he had resided most of his life, Mr. El-Hage moved to Baldwinsville in 2003. He had worked as a sales manager for Combined Life Insurance Company of New York, Mexico Academy Central School as the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 32 years, NYS Conservation Department/DEC and was a self-employed landscaper/general contractor.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Baldwinsville and a former communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton.

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Carrold Puffer, born in Fulton

Carrold Andrew Puffer, 68, resident of Laurel Baye Health Care and formerly of Honea Path, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Barnwell County Hospital.

Born in Fulton, he was a son of the late Carrold A.Puffer and Scillenia Puffer.  He was an U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran and was a construction worker.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Todd of Honea Path; sons, Kirt Ernest Ennley, Danial Scott Puffer and Lee Andrew Puffer, all of Atlanta, Ga., Cap Anderson and Troy Anderson, both of Kansas, and Bud Puffer of Fulton; a brother, Thomas Puffer of Texas; and a number of grandchildren.

A private family service will be held. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Harley Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Mack, Florida resident

Eleanor Bacon Mack, 89, died Friday, March 16, 2012 in Florida.

She was a 40-year resident of Pine Grove Road, Cicero, before moving to Port Orange, Fla. in 1998. She was a graduate of CCBI and worked for Farmers and Traders Life Insurance.

Later she was secretary for her husband’s companies, Mack Auto Parts and Cicero Auto Sales.

Mrs. Mack was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the former Fort Brewerton Chapter No. 180 Order of the Eastern Star.

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Joseph Catalone, Army veteran

Joseph A. “Moe” Catalone, 73; of Fulton died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego to the late Samuel and Ann (Zeno) Catalone.

Mr. Catalone was a United States Veteran having served in the Army as a Paratrooper from 1962 to 1964.

He retired from the Pipe Fitter Local #73. He was also a union member of the Laborer’s Local #214.

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Walter Hubbard, retired from GE

Walter “Walt” J. Hubbard, 91, of Hannibal died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of Hannibal.

In 1983, he retired from General Electric in Liverpool after 32 years as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of the Hannibal Community Church where he served as trustee and custodian for many years.

Mr. Hubbard had delivered Meals-on-Wheels in the Hannibal area. In October of 1964, he joined Hannibal Volunteer Fire Company and in March of 2008 became an Honorary Member.

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Dorothy Dunbar, retired from Birdseye

Dorothy L. Dunbar, 79, of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at home. Born in Oswego, she had recently moved to Rochester four months ago.

Mrs. Dunbar and her late husband Leon travelled extensively for 25 years, living in such countries as Morocco, Spain and Taiwan, as well as many states including Maine, Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Texas and Long Island, NY before returning to the Hannibal area in the early 70’s.

She later retired from Birdseye Foods in Fulton.

She is predeceased by her husband, Leon A. Dunbar. Surviving are her son, Tom Dunbar of Rochester; a sister, Gwendolyn Adams of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held March 19 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.