Category Archives: Obituaries

Carolyn Matzke, Phoenix resident

Carolyn T. Matzke, 94, of Phoenix, died Saturday Feb. 23, 2013.

She was born in Gouverneur, N.Y. to her late parents, Vera (Briggs) and Frank Thoman July 14, 1918. She was a secretary for the Radiological Society of N.A., Syracuse.

She  was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Phoenix, and active in its Rosary Society. She enjoyed travelling.

She was predeceased by her husband, Otto K. Matzke Sr., Aug. 27, 2006; a grandson, Peter Matzke; three brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are her sons, Otto K. Matzke, Jr. of Phoenix, William A. (Judy) Matzke of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Robert F. (Dennis) Matzke of Matthews, N.C.; one daughter, Marilyn M. (Frank) Stephens of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren (with one on the way); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A church mass only will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel.

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

Sharon Frost, GRB graduate

Obits-FrostSharonSharon Niver Frost, 61, of Fulton, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Fulton, she was a life resident. She was a 1969 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School and of Continental Institute of Cosmetology. She had worked as a monitor at G. Ray Bodley High School and as a pharmacy cashier at Fay’s Drugs.

She was a longtime member of State Street United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed playing bunko, camping in her motor coach and collecting and decorating with primitive and folk art.

She had served as secretary of the Fulton Junior Baseball Association for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Gary Frost of Fulton; children, Jeffrey (Crystal) Frost, Matthew (Jessica) Frost and Kami (Dwain) Storrs; seven grandchildren; brothers, Dennis (Brenda) Niver and Kevin Niver; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held today, Feb. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with services immediately following.

Burial will be in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Anthony Trepasso, Nestle millwright

Anthony C. Trepasso, 69, of Baldwinsville and a formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Trepasso was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Gabriel and Jane (Mangano) Trepasso. He worked as a millwright at Nestle, Fulton for many years.

Mr. Trepasso was a member of the United Food & Confection Workers Local #17.

He is survived by his son, Patrick Trepasso of Baldwinsville; brother, Tom (Barb) Trepasso of Fulton; and sister, Elizabeth (Fran) St. Onge of Fulton.

Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday, Feb. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S, Fulton.

Mary Falise, Minetto election inspector

Mary O. Falise, 86, of Oswego, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

Mrs. Falise was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Sekula) Oleyourryk. She was an election inspector for the Town of Minetto.

Mrs. Falise was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Falise; daughter-in-law, Diane Falise; sons, Michael J. (Marybeth Salisbury) Falise, Stanley P. (Terry) Falise, and Stephen J. (Theresa Corradino) Falise, all of Oswego; sister, Patricia (Earl) Bocko of Oswego, Jack (Rosemary) Oleyourryk of Latham, and Raymond (Irene) Oleyourryk of Oswego;  grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Jamie, Sarah, Ryan, Stephanie; and great-grandchildren, Colin, Alex, Josephine, Harrison, Jonathan, Matthew, and Graham.

Mrs. Falise was predeceased by her brothers,Joseph, John and Edward Oleyourryk, and sisters Helen Fultz, Sally Lisk, and Frances Castle.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Beverly Wettering, Retired from GE

Beverly A. Wettering, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

She was born Dec. 10, 1932 in Fulton, a daughter to the late Lewis and Rachel Greene Gregory. She retired from General Electric, where she worked for more than 40 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; brother, Raymond Gregory; and sisters, Barbara Bump and Carolyn Walts.

She is survived by her brother, Kenneth (Janice) Gregory of Mexico; sister-in-law, Marian Gregory of Fulton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Messages of sympathy may be left at www.fosterfuneralhome.com.

Josephine Stania, Fulton High School graduate

Josephine A. Stania, 71, of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Michaud Residential Health Services.

She was born in Phoenix Sept. 19, 1941, a daughter to the late Joseph and Carrie Risch Brzuchac. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1959 and was previously employed with Easy Bargain Center in Fulton.

Josephine Stania is survived by her husband of 49 years, Stephen J. Stania; a daughter, Stephanie A. Stania; and by a son, Anthony J. Stania all of Fulton.

A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Margaret Madey, Longtime Phoenix resident

Margaret (Mullen) Madey, 100, a longtime resident of Phoenix, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Van Duyn Home and Hospital following a long illness.

She was born April 24, 1912 in Phoenix. She was the daughter of Mary “Mollie” Bresnahan Mullen and John Mullen.  She spent her childhood in Phoenix, graduating from Phoenix

High School. She studied music at Syracuse University, concentrating in piano. Later, she graduated from Oswego Normal School with a degree in mathematics. She often taught in Mexico schools as a substitute teacher.

She then married Mitchell “Mickey” Madey at the St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix.  They ran a meat and grocery store for 12 years, called Madey Grocery, in Oswego. Eventually, she moved back to Phoenix into the family home.

Together, she and her husband spent a few years remodeling the home themselves. They traveled often, driving to various parts of the country including the Southwest and New England states.

For several years, they enjoyed square dancing with the local club. They were active members of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, and she attended Sunday mass every week until her health prevented her participation at church.

She was an avid gardener. She was a long-time member of Century Club of Phoenix. She enjoyed playing bridge and she belonged to many bowling leagues. She delivered Meals on Wheels to people up to three times weekly. In later years, she substitute taught at Phoenix Central School as well.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Mitchel J. Mickey Madey, who died April 23, 1989, and her sister, Julia Boulett.

Surviving are her sister, Marion “Beth” Labourr of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; her nieces and nephews and their spouses, Molly and Charles Carroll of Buffalo, Katherine and Dennis Moran of Scituate, Mass., Judy and Robert Judge and John and Anne Labour, all of Queensbury, and Don and Lillian Labourr of Seattle, Wash.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  A prayer service offering with Deacon Frank Forish will be at 9:15 a.m. at the  Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, followed by a 10 a.m. church mass in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix.

The Rev. Philip Brockmyre will officiate the mass. A spring burial will take place in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.