Category Archives: Obituaries

Douglas L. Canfield, owns Canfield Machine and Tool

Douglas L. Canfield, 87, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord Nov. 7.

The son of Floyd and Huldah March Canfield, Doug was born in Altmar, NY and at the age of 14 moved to Fulton when his father was hired at Nestles.

Doug was a WWII veteran having served in the 936th field artillery battalion. He learned the toolmaker trade after the war and worked for General Electric for 18 years before he felt God direct him to start Canfield Machine and Tool.

Doug is survived by Helen, his wife of 62 years. His only regret in life was not marrying her sooner.

They have four sons: Doug (Ethel), Chris (Windy), David and John (Jen). His five grandchildren, Evangeline, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah and Silas, were the joy of his life.

Doug’s favorite book was the Bible and he wanted everyone to have an opportunity to read it. To that end, he was active with the Gideons for more than 40 years. He worked faithfully with the youth and as a Sunday school teacher at the Fulton Free Methodist Church for many years.

Calling hours were Monday, Nov. 11 at  Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. A memorial celebration was Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton with the Rev. David Grey officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

Carmella McMullen, enjoyed playing Bingo

Carmella M. McMullen, 83, of Fulton passed away Wednesday Nov. 6 with her daughters by her side at Michaud Residential Health Services.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Peter and Mary Firenze.

Carmella was a homemaker and enjoyed playing Bingo. She is now reunited in Heaven with her late husband, “Mickey” McMullen, who died June 2, 1981; sister, Jo Fields; brothers, Paul and Ralph Firenze and a grandson, Richard Overton. Carmella is survived by three daughters, Debra (Gary) Percival, Michele (John) Overton both of Fulton and Marybeth (Troy) Johnson of Lowville; a sister, Christine (Gary) Fields of Phoenix; two brothers, Louie (Bonnie) Firenze and Peter Firenze both of Fulton; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Nov. 10 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Carmella’s family would like to thank the staff at Michaud Residential Health Services for the exceptional love and care provided to their mother and family during this most difficult time.

Ida Taft, lifelong Volney resident

Ida M. Taft, 88, of County Route 6 Volney, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013  at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

She was a life resident of Volney and a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Volney.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Taft and by siblings, Shirley Watson, George Bracy and Norma Downing.

Surviving are four daughters, Christine Clawson of Roswell, GA, Cathy (John) Watson, Pamela Dunning, and Bonnie (Kevin Gareau) Taft all of Fulton; two sons, Jerry (Kathy Bray) Taft and Russell (Debbie) Taft all of Fulton; a sister, Virginia Drake of Fulton; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Nov. 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following at 6 p.m.

Eleanor Roth, retired reading teacher in Fulton

Eleanor Irene Roth, 93, of Fulton, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

Born in the town of Volney, she was a life resident of the Fulton area.

Mrs. Roth retired as a reading teacher from the Fulton City School District. She was an alumna of Oswego State Teachers College and a member N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Roth was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Stanley Becker in 1959 and William Roth in 1993.

She is survived by daughters, Sheila Grant of Sterling and Mary Hicks of Pennellville; sons, Willard Becker, James Becker, Paul Becker and Gary Becker all of Fulton; step-children, Cindy Roth, Wayne Roth and David Roth all of Oswego and Barbara Roth of Florida; sister, Barbara Lathrop of Fulton; 38 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 (today) with services at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton (Volney) with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Contributions may be made to the church.

Mary Arnold, long-time Pontiac Nursing Home LPN

Mary L. Arnold, 66, of Granby passed away Nov. 3, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Oswego, NY on July 22, 1947 a daughter of Arthur & Viola Kath Leavens.

Mary was united in marriage to Gary Arnold Feb. 19, 1969 in New Haven, NY. She worked for several years as a licensed practical nurse at Pontiac Nursing Home.

Mary was a member of the Granby Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving besides her husband Gary, are two daughters, Candy and Terry Britton, Williamstown, Mary and Carmen Telles, Elgin, OK; one son, Gary and Jenifer Arnold, Anchorage, AK, a step daughter, Terry Adorno, North Carolina, a step son, Mike and Debbie Arnold, Fulton, 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister Jean Kingsley, Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, arrangements are under the direction of Watson Funeral Home, 631 S. Main St., Central Square.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence at; www.watsonlarobardierefuneralhome.com

Anna Cutuli, worked at the Silk Mills and Nestles

Anna V. Cutuli, 99, of Fulton died Monday Nov. 4, 2013 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Mrs. Cutuli was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Salvatore and Vincenzia (Manitta) Cutuli.

Mrs. Cutuli worked at the Silk Mills, Fulton prior to retirement after working 32 years at Nesltes in Fulton. She was a former communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton and a member of the Padre Pio prayer group; she is a communicant of Holy Trinity Church.

Mrs. Cutuli was predeceased by her husband Rosario Cutuli in 2002, and her brothers James, Vincent, Sam, Henry, and Louis Strazzere, and her sister Mary Strazzere.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Angela and Bud Maynard of Fulton; brothers Victor Cavone of Fulton, Anthony Cavone of Clay; sister Josie O’Brien of Fulton; grandchildren Colleen Lasher, Charles Maynard, Kris Maynard, and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (today) Saturday  in St. Paul’s Church, Oswego where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.

William E. Miller, owned Fulton Typewriter Store

William E. Miller, 73, of Oswego, passed away Friday Nov. 1 at home with his family by his side.

He was born in Syracuse, a son to the late Ernest E. and Lillian Cluse Miller. Bill lived in Fulton for several years before moving to Oswego 13 years ago.

He took over the family business, Fulton Typewriter Store (FTS, Inc.) and operated it for more than 55 years. In that time, Bill grew FTS, Inc. from a small storefront business to encompass all business supplies and services.

He loved music, playing bass guitar and singing. Bill enjoyed playing tennis, racquetball, loved S.U. sports and travelling during the winter months.

His most cherished time was spent entertaining his grandchildren and having them entertain him.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Bevacqua; nieces, Christine Colucci and Cheryl Hanzlian.

Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Gault Miller; his children, Timothy (Marie) Miller, Wendy (Chris) Sachel  both of Fulton, and William M. Miller of Oswego; four grandchildren, Seth Miller, Samatha Miller, Hayden Sachel and Sydney Sachel. Bill is also survived by his nephews, John, David and Gary Bevacqua as well as several cousins.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Fulton First United Methodist Church, 1408 State Route 176, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Miller may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Samuel J. Imbolli Sr., Korean War veteran

Samuel J. Imbolli Sr., 82, of Granby, passed away Monday, Oct. 28 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Oswego, he had resided in the Granby-Fulton area for many years. He was a graduate of Oswego High School and had attended SUNY Oswego.

Sam was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

Sam was a loving, compassionate and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was an extraordinarily special person to all those that had the joy of knowing him and he will be loved and be a special part of us forever.

May a shared moment with him be a cherished memory of a precious gift and may the glow of his love shine within you forever.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kate French Imbolli; son, Samuel J. (Vicki) Imbolli Jr.; grandchildren, Rowan Samuel Imbolli and Caroline Katherine Imbolli; sisters-in-law, Ann (John) Snell and Joan Richards; brother-in-law, John (Nancy Ann) French and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Rose Tripp Imbolli and granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth Imbolli.

There are no calling hours at this time. Memorial services will be at a later date.

The family wishes to thank all who have made a difference in Sam’s life, he appreciated your love and support. A gift of remembrance for Sam would be offering kindness and hope to anyone in need and making a difference in their lives. He would ask that you forgive those who may have offended you; ask forgiveness of those you may have offended; and then forgive yourself.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4043 Maple Road, Amherst, NY 14226 or to Assumption Food Pantry, 812 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13208.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.