Category Archives: Obituaries

Henri J. Gilbert: Hannibal business owner

Henri J. Gilbert, 84, of Hannibal, passed away Aug. 17 at home after a brief illness.

A native of St. Prosper, Quebec, Canada, he moved to the United States in 1959.

He worked several years in the forestry industry and was a heavy equipment operator before starting his own business in 1972.

Henri was co-owner of Gilbert’s Tiles & Septic Tanks in Hannibal with his wife, Gervaise. He enjoyed cutting wood and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Gervaise Gilbert of Hannibal; two children, Christiane (John) Gilbert Waters of Jordan and Serge Gilbert of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Hughes Parker of Port Byron, Ryan Gilbert of Hannibal, Tim (Angel Hutchins) Hughes of Jordan, Brooke Gilbert and Justin Gilbert both of Fulton; two great grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Parker of Port Byron; siblings, Benoit (Jacqueline) Gilbert of Canada, Ligouri Gilbert of West Virginia, Mariange, Claire, Jacqueline, Anitta and Doris Gilbert all of Canada and many nieces and nephews.

Henri was predeceased by siblings, Jeanette, Yolande, Walter, Leonard, Herbert, Clermont Gilbert and brother, Luc Gilbert who died June 29, 2013.

Calling hours and memorial service were Aug. 22 at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

John R. Caruso Jr.: Dairy and crop farmer

John R. Caruso Jr., 53, of Fulton passed away Aug. 13.

He was a dairy and crop farmer and enjoyed gardening, NFL football (especially the NY Jets team), NASCAR racing Earnhardt No. 8 and picking his daughter’s flowers.

John was predeceased by his longtime companion, Rosalie Hutchinson, in May 2013.

Surviving are his children, Joanna (Thomas Hammond) Caruso, Jessica (Don Miller) Caruso, Marie (Elliott Perry) Caruso and Timothy (Tralene Loomis) Paternoster; his father and stepmother, John (Shirley) Caruso Sr.; his mother, Fern Fiore; sisters, Lillian, Sandy and Joan; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There are no services or calling hours.  Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

Marjory P. “Midge” Northrup: Sang in church choir, chorus

Marjory P. “Midge” Northrup, 85, of Fulton, passed away Aug. 15 at Morningstar Care Center in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Marion Haskins Mansfield.

Midge retired in 1990 from Nestle Co. in Fulton and also worked at Mirabito Bros. Grocery as a delivery person.

She was an active member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Volney and sang in its choir. Midge also sang in the Pennellville and Fulton Community Chorus.

She was an avid bowler and hospital volunteer.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold and Nicholas Mansfield.

Surviving are her children, Linda (Joseph) Michalski of Lexington, N.C., Gary Northrup of Fulton and Alan (Cheryl) Northrup of Michigan; four grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor (Lee) Loomis of Palermo and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Aug.18 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Services were Aug. 19 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, county Route 45.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2996 county Route 45, Fulton, 13069.

Lillian DeGroff: Enjoyed gardening, bingo

Lillian DeGroff, 84, of Hannibal died Aug. 18 in Pontiac Care & Rehabilitation Center, Oswego.

She was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (White) Lasora.

She was a member of the Hannibal Fire Department Auxiliary and she enjoyed gardening and playing bingo.

Mrs. DeGroff was predeceased by her husband, Herbert DeGroff, in 1995.

She is survived by her children Richard “Doc” (Julia) DeGroff of Hannibal, Rebecca DeGroff of Hannibal, Ron (Linda) DeGroff of Fulton, Rachael (Scott) Smith of Florida, her brother Jerry White of Connecticut, grandchildren Ricky, Jeremy, Jessica, Elizabeth, Alishia, Scott Jr. and Kayla, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Aug. 22 in the Hannibal Cemetery. Calling hours were Aug. 21 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Randy T. Seguin: Ran small engine repair shop

Randy T. Seguin, 49 of Cortland passed away Aug. 17 at home.

A native of Fulton, Randy had lived in the Cortland area for several years. He owned and operated a small engine repair shop for several years and was an avid outdoorsman.

Randy is survived by his parents, Nancy Carr Scott and Edwin Seguin; sister, Tammy Trovato; brother, Scott Seguin; nieces and nephews.

A calling hour was Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There are no funeral services.

Douglas “Dougie” J. Miller: Residential painter for 20 years

Douglas “Dougie” J. Miller, 39, of Fulton, died Aug. 18.

He was born in Oswego and he had been resident of San Diego for 10 years before moving back to Fulton several years ago.

He attended Herkimer Community College for two years.  Mr. Miller was a commercial and residential painter for 20 years.  He was a Junior Olympic wrestling gold medalist in Southern California, and he enjoyed playing baseball in high school.

He was still involved with the Fulton Men’s League slow pitch softball at the time of his death.  Mr. Miller also was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his parents, Douglas I. Miller of Fulton and Jacqueline Miller of Fulton; paternal grandmother, Joann Miller of Florida, siblings  Cassandra Lawson of Fulton and Gregory Miller of Fulton; five nieces,  Brooke, Lindsay, Sydney, McKenna, Jordynn; one great-nephew,  Wesely, one great-niece,  Isabella; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a large extended family.

Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. today, Aug. 24, at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Secnd St. S., Fulton, with the Rev. Stephen Wirkes officiating.  Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Joan Lee Livingston: Devoted Air Force wife

Joan Lee Livingston of Burke, Va., surrounded by the love of her family, peacefully passed away Aug. 16, going home to be with the Lºord.

She was daughter of the late Lester A. Lee and Ivah Snyder Lee of Cato and sister of the late Herb Bean of Venice, Fla., and Ken Bean of State College, Pa. She was sister of Marilyn Cole of Meridian and David Lee of Cicero.

Mrs. Livingston was the devoted wife of 61 years to Robert Livingston of Burke, Va., mother of Jana Luther of Centreville, Va., David and (Bonnie) Livingston of Winchester, Va. and Raymond Livingston of Front Royal, Va. She also is survived by five grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was a 64-year member of Brutus-Cato Order of the Eastern Star chapter 86.  She was a graduate of Auburn Business School.

Mrs. Livingston enjoyed traveling as an Air Force wife, as well as volunteering as president and recording secretary for the Wives Club.

She was active as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, seamstress and sewing teacher, milliner and cake decorator.  She also enjoyed family traditions.

Services were held in Virginia Aug. 22.

Local services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 24 at Meridian Baptist Church, immediately followed by an Eastern Star Service and then a burial at Cato Union Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Order of the Eastern Star, Brutus-Cato chapter 86 or Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va. 22042.

Friends may visit www.fmfh.com.

David “DJ” Mason: Volney Fire Co. volunteer

David “DJ” Mason, 46, of Fulton, died Aug. 16. He lived all his life in the Fulton-Volney area.

DJ worked as a laborer at Fulton Springs and Gypsum Express. DJ was a loving, kind-hearted father, brother, uncle and friend.

He loved spending time with his kids, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and going to the races.

DJ also enjoyed helping his community by volunteering his free time with the Volney Volunteer Fire Department.

DJ touched the lives of many. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He will truly be missed and forever be in the heart and soul of his friends and family.

DJ is survived by his three children, Tyler David Mason, Jordyn Taylor Mason and Dylan Scott Mason all of Fulton; his parents, David and Eulia Mason of Fulton; two brothers, Edward (RobbieLynn) Mason of Phoenix and Richard Mason of Hannibal; three sisters, Wendy (James) Emond of Granby, Roberta (Edward) Weldin of Fulton and Michelle Mason of Oswego; former wife, Tommi Mason of Volney; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were Aug. 20 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of DJ may be made to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, c/o Foundation for Upstate Medical University, 750 E. Adams St., CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210-9943.