Category Archives: Obituaries

Aldona Fanciulli, homemaker and Fulton resident

Aldona Dudak Fanciulli, 71, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday Oct. 23 at University Hospital.

She was born in Binghamton, a daughter to the late Aldona and Peter Dudak. Aldona resided in Fulton for the past 36 years and was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, R. James Fanciulli, who died June 16, 2006.

Aldona is survived by her children, Jim (Lorie Bricker) and Rick (Lisa Loughrey) Fanciulli, both of Fulton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harold and Diane Gates of Vestal; two grandchildren, Jimmy, Jr. and MacKenzie. There are no calling hours or funeral services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements

Betty J. Calabro, loved to camp at Fair Haven

Betty J. Calabro, 87, of Fulton, died peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

She was born to the late Peter Root and Alice (Parish Root) Hurlburt of Dexterville, N.Y. She was a resident of Fulton for most of her life.

Mrs. Calabro was past employed with Lebro Real Estate, Fulton and Kelly Services, Buffalo, N.Y She also co-owned and operated Hanlon Hots, Fulton.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and she especially loved camping with her family at Fair Haven, N.Y.

Mrs. Calabro was a past communicant of Holy Family St. Michael Parish. She was pre-deceased by her husbands:  Louis Luciano, Donald Hanlon and Henry Calabro, her son Ricky Luciano, and stepfather Clarence Hurlburt.

Mrs. Calabro is survived by four children: Louis (Charo) Luciano of Maryland and Florida, Patricia (Gary Flynn) Scaringi of Fulton, Elizabeth Hanlon of Florida, and Donald Hanlon of Indiana; two sisters, Mildred Bullard and Jean Root, both of Florida; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday Oct. 22 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours also were held Tuesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Penny Anne Schneider, worked for The Valley News

Penny Anne Schneider, 61, of Fulton Mills Apartments, Fulton, passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse, on Friday Oct. 18, 2013.

Born in New York City to her late parents, Janet (Rosekrans) and Bernard Fleisch on May 13, 1952. She was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business School, Syracuse.

Penny was the former owner/operator of the Fulton Cab Co. She also had worked for the Oswego Valley News Co., also located in Fulton.

Penny was of the Catholic faith and very involved in the Bible study group at the Fulton Mills Tenant’s Association.

She was the former treasurer of the FMTA, and an active participant with the various functions of the FMTA.

Penny was an author and recently was a contributing writer for a project sponsored by the Fulton Public Library.  Her works will be published soon.

Surviving are one brother, Richard Fleisch; one sister, Judy Baldwin; a cousin, David G. Tibbitts of Baldwinsville; threeclose friends, Gail Lawrence, Marjorie Foil, and Diane Wallace all of Fulton.

There are no services planned at this time. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Patane, former receptionist for Dr. Arena

Mary E. Patane, 96, of Hannibal, passed away Friday Oct. 18 at Blossom View Nursing Home in Sodus.

She was born in Hannibal, a daughter to the late Fred and Ellen Malone.

Mary retired in 1987 as the receptionist for Dr. Angelo Arena in Hannibal where she worked for 25 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Myron L. Patane, who died Jan. 8, 1996.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Helen (Richard) Gigliotti of Marion; a son, James (Pauline) Patane of Goffstown, NH; grandchildren, Anne Gigliotti, Kellie Herrick, Michael and Ryan Patane; one great granddaughter, Mackenzie Herrick; four siblings, Theresa Patane, Agnes LaClair, Paul Malone and Maurice Malone.

Calling hours and the funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial were Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Calling hours and funeral were at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal and Mass was at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Patane may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 923 Cayuga St., Hannibal, NY 13074 or to Hospice, 1120 Main St., Newark, N.Y. 14513.

Bernice I. Collins, avid bowler and visitor at yard sales and casino

Bernice I. Collins, 68, of Fulton passed away peacefully Tuesday Oct. 15 at home.

She was born in Oswego, N.Y., to the late Robert and Viola Dunsmore Bullock Sr. Mrs. Collins has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.

She was retired from Birdseye, Fulton.  Mrs. Collins was an avid bowler. She enjoyed camping at Brennans Beach, traveling to Florida, finding a bargain at yard sales and going to the casino.

She was predeceased by her siblings:  Ockie Bullock, Donald Bullock, Robert Bullock Jr., Olivia Shadt, Bertha Bullock and niece Lisa Bullock.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert M. Collins of Fulton; three children: John (Becky) Connolly Jr., of Oswego, Tammy (Tim) St. Onge of Fulton, Michelle (Kevin) Wells of Hannibal; stepson Jason Malone of Hannibal; sister Patricia (Larry) Phillips of Fulton; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon  Saturday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating.  Burial will be held privately at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours are before the funeral from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Kevin Patch, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Kevin Patch, 40, of Fulton died at his home Thursday, Oct. 10.

He was born in Rutland, Vt. and he has been a resident of Fulton for seven years.

Mr. Patch enjoyed music, hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his mother:  Irene Skovira Champine in 2000.

He is survived by his parents: Brian and Veeda Patch of Vt.; brother, Jeff (Sarah) Patch of Vt.; stepbrother, John Godlewski of Portugal; three nephews: Jacob, Jarrett, and Alexander; and his close friend, Penny.

Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (today) in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

Guy R. Dennis, loved life, dancing, spending time with his wife

Guy R. Dennis, 83; of Fulton died at Morning Star Care Center, Oswego.

He was born in Oswego to the late Aaron and Hazel (Borden) Dennis. Mr. Dennis has been a resident of the Oswego County area all of his life.

He retired from Comstock Corp, Red Creek, NY as a sanitation engineer. He absolutely loved life, dancing and spending time with his wife.

Mr. Dennis was pre-deceased by his wife, Grace Lawrence Dennis in 2009.

He is survived by several cousins especially Colleen Anderson of Lycoming, N.Y.

Graveside services and burial for Guy and his wife Grace Dennis were held Wednesday at North Scriba Cemetery with Rev. Elyse Skyles officiating. There were be no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Roger D. Neilson, former football coach at Pulaski and Fulton

Roger D. Neilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Paul, Robert, Jean, Rosemary, and his parents Edith and William.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy Porter Neilson, his son, Thomas, his son James and daughter-in law, Deelyn, and their children, Ryan, Abbie Layne, and Mitch.

Roger had a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg State University and a master’s degree from Syracuse University.  Roger was a high school teacher, principal, and football coach, and his highly successful coaching career included leading the Pulaski Blue Devils to a 30-3 record and four Oswego County League championships from 1957-1961.

The 1958 Pulaski team went undefeated and unscored upon.

After coaching at Pulaski, he became the freshman football coach and a physical education instructor at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. and later served as athletic director and head football coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.

He later coached the 1966 Fulton Red Raider football team to a championship.

Roger and his wife, Nancy, retired from teaching in 1985 and lived for over 25 years in Seven Lakes, N.C. before moving to Williamsburg, Va. in 2010.

Roger was also an avid golfer and he registered three holes-in-one in his lifetime. Roger served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran.

A small family memorial service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Roger Neilson Football Scholarship Fund, Pulaski Academy Central School, attention: Dorothy Atkinson, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, N.Y., 13142.