Category Archives: Obituaries

Jennifer Beyrau: Loved animals and photography

Jennifer M. Beyrau, 42, of Volney, passed away July 21.

She  was born in Syracuse, a daughter to Kathleen Ling and the late Joseph Beyrau.

Jennifer loved her animals and photography. She was a member of Believer’s Chapel in Fulton.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her grandparents, Dorothy and Francis Lydon.

She is survived by lifelong companion, Kenneth F. Darling III of Volney; her son, Dakota R. Beyrau of Volney; her mother and stepfather, Kathleen and Frederick Ling of Fulton; a brother, James Beyrau of Lyons; a sister, Lisa (Shawn) Wadsworth of South Onondaga; aunt and uncle, Richard and Marcia Lydon of Skaneateles Falls; twin nieces, Abigail and Morgan Wadsworth; niece, Stephanie Cira; a nephew, Anthony Cira.

Funeral services were July 25 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Calling hours were July 24 at the funeral home, 910 Fay St.

Friends may visit the guest book at fosterfuneralhome.com.

Clara E. Fadden Coniff, clinical therapist

Clara E. Fadden Coniff died Saturday, June 8, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C., after a lengthy illness.

Clara was born October 3, 1955 in Fulton, NY, the daughter of late James R. Fadden and Bernice F. Maas Fadden. She was a graduate of Hannibal Central High School, Hannibal, N.Y.; received an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Design from SUNY College at Alfred, N.Y.; a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in Industrial Arts from SUNY College at Oswego, N.Y.; and a Masters of Social Work from East Carolina State University in Greensville, N.C.

Upon receiving her Masters of Social Work, Clara was employed as a clinical therapist in Sampson, Duplin, Pender, and Onslow Counties, N.C., specializing in children and families. She also worked in Crisis Counseling. Her work allowed her to take her compassion and caring for others and make a difference in their lives.

Clara is survived by three sisters and four brothers: Ellen (Albert) Zaranka of Durham, N.C.; Robert (Marilyn) Fadden of Seattle, Wash.; Peter (Irene) Fadden of Walworth, N.Y.; Charles (Karen) Fadden of Hannibal, N.Y.; Phillip (Cathy) Fadden of Rockford, Ill.; Mary (Gregory) Mayotte of East Fishkill, N.Y.; and Alice (Marta Sloper) Fadden of Homer, N.Y. Clara leaves 11 nieces and nephews and 8 grand-nieces and nephews. Clara is also survived by her stepsons John, Edward and William Coniff and a step-granddaughter, Syriana.

Clara lived her life as she wanted and exited this world into God’s arms as she wished. She was intelligent, interesting, loving of all, compassionate to those in need, and giving beyond reason.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 20, with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Burial will be at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal. Contributions in Clara’s name may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego or The Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, 13126.

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Louise Abraham, Fulton TV bookkeeper

Louise E. Abraham of Fulton died Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego.

Born in Scranton, Pa. to the late William and Elizabeth Spohrer, she resided in Fulton most of her life. As the oldest of five girls and as a result of her mother’s illness, she was often called upon at an early age to do the cooking, cleaning and shopping for the family.

She attended church and graduated high school from St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Scranton. In 1941, she met and married George Abraham, also of Scranton.

In the early 1950s, they moved to Fulton and established Fulton TV, which later become Fulton TV & Appliance Inc. She was the bookkeeper and receptionist, a position she would maintain for over 40 years, first with her husband and later with her son Stephen.

In a time before cell phones, she became a licensed amateur radio operator and communicated with other radio operators from around the world.

She was happiest when she was busy and hard work was never a chore to her. She enjoyed reading and the company of her family most of all, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband George Abraham in 1995.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane (Jerome) Miller of Tully; three sons, George (Haike) Abraham of St. Petersburg, Fla., Stephen (Teresa) Abraham of Fulton, and Douglas (Gina) Abraham of Matthews, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Marhevka of Millington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Adnah Cemetery Association, 706 East Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.

Nancy M. King, licensed practical nurse

Nancy M. King, 72, of the Town of Clay, Liverpool, died Thursday July 4, 2013.

She was born April 1, 1941 in Syracuse to her late parents, Elizabeth (Jacobs) and Robert Glahn. She was an licensed practical nurse for several nursing homes in the area. She was a member of the Andrews Memorial Church, North Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her two brothers, Robert and Donald Glahn.

Surviving are her husband, Howard J. King, Jr.; her sons, Howard J. (Diane) King, III of Clay, Mark  (Melina) King of Hastings, and Jeffrey (Julie) King of Lysander; her daughter, Kellie (Tom) Barker of Fulton; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins.

There are no services.

Contributions may be made to the Donor Family Network, 3138 South Street Road, Marcellus, NY 13108.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.

Josephine Belfiore, executive housekeeper at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital

 

OBITS-BelfioreJosephineJosephine T. Belfiore, 91, of Fulton, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

A native of Guttenberg, N.J., she resided in the Fulton area since 1943.  Mrs. Belfiore received her certification of administration from Cornell University and was the executive housekeeper at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton for 27 years before her retirement in 1985.

She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton.

Mrs. Belfiore was predeceased by her husband, Paul A. Belfiore; a great-grandson, Christopher D. Montgomery; and a sister, Catherine Zagame.

Surviving are a son, Ross A. Belfiore of Fulton; two daughters, Grace M. (Leland) Briggs of Fulton and Pauline A. (Charles) Patnode of Oswego; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Timothy Perkins, auto mechanic

Timothy W. Perkins, 68, of Hannibal died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oneida and resided in the Hannibal and Fulton areas for the last 23 years. He worked as a mechanic for eight years at the East Syracuse Auto Store, retiring in 1985.

He enjoyed camping with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Doris; children, Norman Merrill, Michael Merrill, both of Hannibal, Raymond Merrill of Volney, Maxine Hines of Fulton, Tammy Perkins of Florida and Tina Widger of Syracuse; a brother, Paul (Margie) Goodell of Williamson; sister-in-law, Maxine (Tom) Blowers of Oneida; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today, July 5 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Perkins may be made to the American Lung Association of New York State, 155 Washington Ave., Suite 210, Albany, NY 12210.

Mary Holland, owned Canalview Gifts

OBITS-HollandMaryMary M. Holland, 89, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Lackawanna, she had resided in Fulton since 1957. She had owned and operated Canalview Gifts in Fulton for 15 years.

She was a communicant Holy Family Church and member of the Fulton Women’s Club and the Interior Decorating Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Merton J. Holland, son, Dennis Holland and sisters, Kathleen Mosier and Joan Sitz.

Surviving are her children, Beth Holland of Fulton and Kenneth Holland of Phoenix; six grandchildren; a great grand-daughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street in Fulton with services immediately following.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

David Sturgis, building and grounds superintendent

David N. Sturgis, 71 of Fulton, died at home Monday, July 1, 2013 after a brief illness.

He retired as superintendent of buildings and grounds for the Fulton Consolidated School System after working there 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sturgis of Fulton; children, Terry (Stanley) Perkins, Douglas (Colleen) Sturgis and David Sturgis Jr. all of Fulton, and Daniel (Tina) Sturgis of Rochester; sisters, Mary (William) Joice, Martha (Willard) Becker and Christine Sturgis, all of Fulton, and Margaret Mack of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Harriett Sturgis, and brother, Peter Sturgis.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 5 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street in Fulton.