Category Archives: Obituaries

Franklin LaDeau, former Boy Scout leader, district commissioner

Franklin LaDeau, 76, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, April 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a sudden illness.

A native of Glens Falls, he lived in Sterling since 2000. Frank retired in 2000 from Finch, Pruyn & Co. in Glens Falls after 13 years and previously worked at Ciba-Geigy in Glens Falls for many years.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1763 in Wolcott and was a former Boy Scout Troup Leader, District Commissioner and recipient of the Boy Scout Wood Badge Beads.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Barbara LaDeau of Sterling; three step-sons, Robert (Ellen) Kidwell of FL, Richard (Leigh) Kidwell of NJ and Stephen Kidwell of Ballston Spa and nine grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Fire Department Ambulance Squad, 14447 Short Cut Road, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Irene Duciaume, enjoyed joking, playing cards

Irene Duciaume 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday April 23 in Michaud Residential Nursing Home, Fulton.

She was born in North Volney, NY to the late Herbert and Alice (Broadwell) Stevens.

Mrs. Duciaume was a lifetime resident of North Volney. She was past employed with Taggerts, Oswego and Birdseye of Fulton after 10-plus years of service.

Mrs. Duciaume was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed joking and playing cards.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Fabian Joseph Duciaume; siblings Jack, Herman, Herbert and Earl Stevens and Iola Polson.

Mrs. Duciaume is survived by her children Richard L. Duciaume of FL, Clarence F. “Duke” (Donna) Duciaume of TX, Marlene V. (David McConnell) Baker of Fulton, Benita I. (Vernon) Reynolds of Oswego; seven grandchildren; eight  great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was  Saturday April 26  at North Volney Church 2680 County Route 6, Fulton with the Rev. Tammy Nipper officiating.

Burial will in North Volney Cemetery, North Volney, at the convenience of the family.

There were no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions may be made to North Volney Church, 2680 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069 or Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Gladys I. Lewis, G.E. retiree

Gladys I. Lewis, 96, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 23.

A native of Palermo, Gladys was a retired member of Palermo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She retired as an inspector from General Electric, In Liverpool, after 25 years of service.

Gladys is survived by her son, Donald (Beverley Ball) Smith; and grandchildren Jill (Alan) Smith Pitts and Jeffrey Smith.

A graveside service will be held privately in Upson Corner’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to University Hospital, Comfort Care Program, 10th Floor or Oswego County Hospice.

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-line Guest Book.

Lois Helyn Brackett, former school bus driver

Lois Helyn Brackett, 70, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Palmyra.

Calling hours were April 29 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 30 (today) at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Maag officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Cemetery.

Memorials, in her name, may be made to the Cracker Box Palace, 6450 Shaker Road, Alton, New York 14413 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.

Lois was born Nov. 7. 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of Laurance H. and Lois Helyn Ritchie Paquette.

She was a 1962 graduate of Fulton High School and had taken courses at the Community College of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua. She was a member of the Woodlane Community Church.

Lois drove bus for the Newark School District, before her 29 year career as office manager at Paradise Veterinary Practice in Marion.  She competed in Dog Agility competitions and had won many ribbons.  Lois was proprietor of Glamor Paws Grooming and also bred, raised and trained horses.

Lois was dedicated to her family and is survived by her son Tim (Kathy) Brackett of Manchester; two daughters Tammy (Jean) Brackett of Alfred and Tara (Gary) Carr of Palmyra; her eight perfect grandchildren, as she would say, Christopher, Sara, Emily and Clavin Brackett, McKenna Jaden, Trentyn Carr and Samanatha Sims; her sister Janet (Charles) Giarratano of Newark; and her devoted dog Bella.

She was predeceased by her loving companion Donald VanHoute on Jan. 31, 2014.

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