Category Archives: Obituaries

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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Robert “Bart” Bartholomew, Fulton alderman

Robert “Bart” Henry Bartholomew, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away April 20, 2014 at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home.

Bart was born June 29, 1931 in Sterling, NY, the son of Gaynelle Leona Albring and Hobart McKinley Bartholomew.

He attended Hannibal and Red Creek schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army 17th Airborne at age 18. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in Guam and Korea from 1949 through 1952. He later served in the Army Reserve and was honorably discharged holding the rank of staff sergeant.

He married Barbara Burton in 1954.  Bart lived in Fulton NY most of life, moving to Sterling NY in 1985 and then to Port Charlotte, FL in 2007.

Bart was active in his church and in his community.  He was a charter member and first physical education director of the Fulton YMCA (1960); and he was a founder and first executive director of the Oswego County Pioneer Land Search and Rescue Team (1971).

He served as scoutmaster and later commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America.  Bart was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church USA and, during the 1960s and 1970s, served as a teacher and church school superintendent at the First Presbyterian Church, Fulton, NY.

He also served as an alderman for the city of Fulton’s 6th Ward during the early 1970s.

After moving to Sterling, Bart was a trailblazer and board member for the Friends of Sterling Nature Center.  He also was a member of American Legion Post 658 in Fair Haven, NY, Masonic Lodge #144 Fair Haven, NY and a volunteer with the Fair Haven Fire Department.

He was employed as a millwright most of his life, retiring in 1990.  He owned and operated the Sea-Way Trail Bicycle and Canoe Center from his Sterling home from 1983 through 1990.

Bart especially enjoyed family, camping, canoeing, bicycling, running, cross country skiing and taking part in triathlons.  He also enjoyed clowning; and, as “Ho Ho” the clown, he attended international clown School in Lacrosse, WI and entertained in Upstate New York during the 1980s.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; sons, Mark (Tracey) of Palm Harbor, FL, Dean (Jay Williams) of Brooksville, FL, Richard (Teresa) of Bossier City, LA; John (Nora) of Oswego, NY; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; twin brother, Richard of Bartow, FL.

He was predeceased by an older brother and three sisters.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at First United Church of Fulton.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton, NY 13069; the Oswego County Land Search and Rescue Team; or the Fair Haven Volunteer Ambulance Company, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Arrangements are by the National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Florida.