Category Archives: Obituaries

Beverly Deacons Owens, Fulton High grad, retired from Oswego County Employment and Training



Beverly Deacons Owens, 74, of State College, Penn., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at The Hearthside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, State College.

Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Fulton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Dora Arlene Tilton Wells.

On March 2, 1996, she married Danny Owens, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2014.

She is survived by one son, Clarence J. Deacons and his wife, Jan, of Fulton, NY and one daughter, Wendy Deacons Steele and her husband, Richard, of Millsboro, Del.; three grandchildren, Tabor Deacons, Dean Miller and Hailey Steele; three great-grandchildren.

Beverly was a 1957 graduate of Fulton High School in New York.

She retired in 1995 from the Oswego County Employment and Training Office.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at

Stuart W. Turner, carpenter, veteran, lifetime Phoenix resident

Stuart W. Turner, 82, life resident of Phoenix, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday April 8, 2014.

He was born July 27, 1931 to his late parents, Grace E. (Winne) and William H. Turner.  He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1949.

Stuart served in the U. S. Army, Korea.

Stuart was a carpenter. He was a superintendent for Hueber-Brever, Co., Syracuse for many years.

A member of the Phoenix United Methodist Church; Schroeppel Historical Society; a trustee for Phoenix Rural Cemetery Board and organizer of the weekly cemetery volunteers group; a participant of the school “canal days” child educational yearly event on Lock 01; a charter member of the John Deere Two Cylinder Club and member of VFW Post 5540.

He was an accomplished craftsman and enjoyed fine woodworking projects. Stuart also repaired mantle and wall hanging clocks.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Ann Marie (Spriggs) Turner on March 26, 2008; and his siblings, Jane, Martha, Bob, and William.

Surviving are his three daughters, Sandra (Ken) Gomez, Sharon Cook, and Judy Turner and her husband Bob O’Connell; a son William Turner; six grandchildren, Erica Gomez, Paul Gomez, Courtney Cook, Kelsey Cook, Jacob Dievendorf and Ann Dievendorf; one sister, Winne (Rod) Bunyea; and Stuart’s companion, Florence Baur.

Calling hours were Friday April 11 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Graveside service with military honors was Saturday April 12, in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.

Contributions in Stuart’s memory to: Phoenix Fire & Emergency Fund, 457 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135


Catherine J. D’Amore Tesoriero, former secretary to school superintendent in Oswego

Catherine J. D’Amore Tesoriero, 97, of Oswego, died Sunday April 13, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Mrs. Tesoriero was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Sam and Adeline (D’Amico) D’Amore.

She was a graduate of the Oswego High School class of 1934, and she received a Professional Secretarial Standard Cerificate from National Secretaries Association.

Mrs. Tesoriero was a member of the National and New York State Association of Educational Secretaries, and a chapter member of Oswego County Educational Secretaries Association and Clerical Association of Oswego City School District.

Mrs. Tesoriero was a member of the senior advisory council for the City of Oswego. She was employed with the City of Oswego for 14 years in various offices, including vital records as a statistical registrar. Mrs. Tesoriero worked for 24 years for the Oswego City School District, retiring in 1979, as the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools.

She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego.

Mrs. Tesoriero was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Tesoriero, daughter Florence, and her sisters Yolanda Lee, and Isabelle Molinari.

She is survived by her children Anthony (Martha) Tesoriero of OH, Karen (Dale) Connors of Va.; her brother Dr. Patrick D’Amore of Fredonia, NY; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday April 16  (today) in St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

Calling hours were Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church Preservation Fund.

Allan L. Button Jr., loved Taekwondo, racing, camping, spending time with family, friends



Allan L. Button, Jr., 40, of Fulton passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.

Born in Oswego, Allan had been a life resident of the area.

He had worked at Reymore Chevrolet in Central Square and was currently enrolled in college for business management.

Allan enjoyed Tae Kwon Do, working out, racing, camping, music concerts, and spending time with his family and many, many friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Allan L. Button, Sr., and brother, Todd Button.

Allan will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife, Faith Seeber Button; son, Logan Button; his mother, Bettyjean Reynolds; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 Tuesday April 15 with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

Gloria McGinley Donahue, owned Fulton Diner

Gloria McGinley Donahue, 57, of Fulton, died Thursday April 3 at University Hospital.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to Shirley Deyo McGinley and the late Fred McGinley. Gloria lived most of her life in Fulton.

She had owned the former Fulton Diner.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 16 years, Duane Donahue, Sr.; seven children, Tiffany Montana, Jason Butterfield, Cory Olsen, Richard Olsen, Justin Montana, David Davis and Nicholas Montana; her mother, Shirley McGinley; two brothers, Robert and Thomas McGinley; five sisters, Roberta McGinley, Jenninge Berrus, Audrey Reynolds, Karen Lang and Colleen Jarvis; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Friday, April 11 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Anna E. Rogers, devoted mother, wife, grandmother

Anna E. Rogers, 81, of Oswego died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Morningstar nursing home.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Clarence and Kathleen (Stetts) Roland.

She was a former employee of Fitzgibbons Boiler Works, Oswego and a proof reader for the Palladium Times newspaper, Oswego.

Mrs. Rogers was a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Oswego, and she is a communicant of St. Peter’s Church Oswego.

Mrs. Rogers was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gilbert Rogers of Oswego; their children, Diane (John) Sawyer of Oswego, Russell Rogers of Oswego; four grandchildren, Noah and Ian Rogers, and Amanda and Gregory Sawyer; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rogers was predeceased by her son Alan Rogers in 1977, and her siblings Donald, George, Arthur, Rose Roland, Dorothy Gillen and Barbara Lazzaro.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 10, in St. Peter’s Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. George Wurz.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours were Wednesday, April 9, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

Kathleen A. Osborne, managed Tops stores in Fulton, Auburn

Kathleen A. Osborne, 66, of Fulton died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Osborne was born in Rome the daughter of Agnes Reber of Rome and the late Albert Reber.

She was the manager of Tops Friendly Markets in Fulton and Auburn.

Mrs. Osborne enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her dogs Cooper and Maggie.

Mrs. Osborne was predeceased by her husband Clyde Osborne and her sister Diana Schon.

She is survived by her children Debra (Michelle King) Dixon of Durhamville, N.Y., Todd Osborn of Liverpool, her mother Agnes Reber of Rome, stepsons Shawn Osborne of Fulton, Wesley Osborne of Fulton, siblings Thomas (Alison) Reber of Fulton, Donald (Gail) Reber of Sherrill, Elaine Kerfien of Fulton, Albert (Holly) Reber of Camden.

Mrs. Osborne was the loving grandmother to her grandchildren Jacob and Elizabeth Osborn, Karlee and Taylor Nichols, and Nicholas Osborn and Cassie Osborn and her great grandchildren Harper and Izabella.

In addition she is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home 224 W. Second St. South, Fulton.

Marian Cooper Ducret, Hannibal High grad, worked for Fulton schools

Marian Cooper Ducret, 96, of Rome, Ga., passed away April 5, 2014, at Horizon Bay in Rome.

Marian was born in Sterling, N.Y., April 27, 1917, daughter of the late Howard Cooper and Amy Stone Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin Charles Ducret in November 1990.

She had been a resident of Rome since 1985 and a member of West Rome United Methodist Church and a member of the C. Riley Sunday School Class. She was a longtime member of Lavender Mountain Quilt Guild.

Mrs. Ducret was a graduate of Hannibal High School and prior to retirement worked for Fulton City School System.

She was an avid quilter and painter and enjoyed travel and card games.

Mrs. Ducret is survived by a daughter, Joanne D. Gaba, Rome; a son, David Ducret (Ronda), Smithfield, Maine; five grandchildren, Jeff and Chris Gaba, Marisa Ortega, Renee D’Alessandro and Paul Ducret; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Gifford, Hannibal, N.Y.; and seven nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Sterling Center, N.Y., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to West Rome United Methodist Church and Heyman HospiceCare.