Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

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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.

Merton Rice, Nestles retiree

Merton G. Rice, 88, of Dansville, previously of Oswego, died Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Merton was employed at Nestle Co. in Fulton and retired in 1988.

He was an active member of the Hamer Sing-a-long Group and Oswego Valley Snowbelters Chorus. He was an Army Air Corp veteran, serving during World War II.

Merton was predeceased by his wife, Bessie Shepard Rice in 1965; brothers, Philip, Homer, Allen and Gordon; sisters, Maude Bueg, Grace Schnur and Louisa Rimkevitze; grandson, Jonathon Rice and great-grandson, Ryan Strong.

Surviving: his son, Ellis (Vanessa) Rice of Fulton; daughter, Sally (Greg) Ringelberg of Dansville; brother, Archie Rice of Florida; sister, Agnes Hawelka of Fulton; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Ira United Methodist Church, 12479 Ferris Road, Cato. Burial will follow at Roosevelt Cemetery in Schroeppel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Hospice. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Beverley Raponi, avid bowler, horsewoman

Beverley J. Raponi, 82, of Hannibal, passed away on Wednesday Oct. 30 at home surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Lysander, she lived in Baldwinsville, Fulton and Hannibal. Beverley retired as a personnel manager at Pass & Seymour, Inc. in Solvay and previously worked for Black Clawson in Fulton and Kuntz Real Estate.

She was co-owner of Nut’n’Fanci Restaurant in Fulton, R.B.R. Arabians and R&D Pugs and Yorkshire Terriers and partner with her daughter, Renee Donhauser, at Scrubby Doo’s in Hannibal.

Beverley was an avid bowler at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton and loved horses and to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her companion of 42 years, Raymond K. Wideman of Hannibal; four children, Gale (Tracey) Raponi of Sterling, Kim (David) Cole of Hannibal, Renee (David) Donhauser of Fulton and Rhonda Raponi of Hannibal; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (June Dunbar) Frawley; nieces and nephews; step-children, Kim (Tim) Alexander and Karl (Karen) Wideman and step-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Gerald A. Frawley.

There are no calling hours or services at this time. Memorials in Beverley’s name may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Fulton, 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Mathew Bivens, truck driver, mechanic

Mathew Bivens, 33, of Fulton died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

He was born in Oswego, NY and he has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life.

Mathew worked as a truck driver and mechanic with Upstate Tree Services, Fulton. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time and laughing with them.

Mathew is survived by his mother,  Penny Peters of Fulton; his father, Kenneth Bivens of NV; one sister,  Stacey (Dawn) D’Angelo of FL.; three brothers, Kenneth Bivens Jr., of Syracuse, NY, Ryan Bivens and Derek Bogart, both of Hannibal; maternal grandparents John and Juanita Stoughtenger of Granby; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no funeral services.  Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours were Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Diane Mills, loved writing poetry

Diane S. Mills, 51; of Fulton died at home after a long illness.

She was born in Fulton and has been resident of Fulton for 20 years.  Mrs. Mills enjoyed writing poetry, and working on latch hook. She also loved making puzzles and playing video games.

Mrs. Mills was pre-deceased by her father, Theodore Lamie.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years,  Alanson “Lance” Mills of Fulton; three children, Elissa Marietti of FL., Elizabeth Mills of Fulton and Eliott Mills of Fulton; her mother, Marion Lamie of Cicero; four siblings,  Jacklyn (Scott) Brown of Cicero, NY, Jan (Mike) Connor of FL., James Lamie of PA, and David (Caroline) Lamie of Fulton; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton with Rev. David Nethercott officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

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

The family has requested that contributions may be made to the Upstate ALS Research Fund 750 E. Adams St. CAB-326 Syracuse, NY 13210.