Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Frances Welling, Hannibal resident

Frances R. Welling, 93, of Hannibal, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

A native of Rock Hill, SC, she had resided in Hannibal most of her life. She retired as a secretary at the SUNY Oswego Bursar’s Office after 14 years.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Jack B. Welling of Hannibal, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no services or calling hours. Entombment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse. Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of her arrangements.

A. Peter Scott, Retired from Black Clawson

OBITS-ScottPeterA. Peter Scott, 72, of Fulton, died peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Harrison Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Born in Fulton April 13, 1940, he was the son of the late Clare and Genevieve Scott of Fulton. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1957, attended the Delahaney Institute of Technology in Long Island, and worked at Black Clawson until he retired in 2002.

He was an accomplished bowler and was inducted into the Fulton Bowling Hall of Fame in May 2003. He was also a lifelong member of the Elks Club and an avid New York Giants fan.

He is survived by his children, Rick (Michelle) Scott and Bill Zischke of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gidget (Joe) Stevens, Donna (Frank) Barbagallo and Diane (Kevin) Blasczienski, all of Fulton; brothers, Phillip Scott of Fulton and Paul Scott of Oxnard, Calif.; sister, Sheryl Knight of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. with family and friend remembrances beginning at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Charles Cieszeski, Nestle plant manager

Charles Cieszeski
Charles Cieszeski

Charles Cieszeski, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

Born in Neffs, Ohio, he was the son of the late Adam and Mary Cieszeski. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Frances (Harman) Cieszeski in 2004. He was also predeceased by his sister Jesse Robbins.

Surviving are his daughter, Connie (Barry) Tompkins, and his son Charles (Jeanne) Cieszeski of Fulton. He is also survived by grandchildren, Karey (William) Pine, Amy (Jonathon) Johnston, Andrew O’B Cieszeski, Julia Cieszeski, and Gina Babcock; great-grandchildren Olivia Pine, and Audrey, Tavish, and Samuel Johnston; brother, Frank Cieszeski of Neffs, Ohio; and sisters, Freda Jarrett of Albuquerque, N.M., and Elizabeth Shultz of Shadyside, Ohio.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from Marietta (Ohio) College in 1949 and did graduate work at Ohio State and Syracuse Universities. He taught high school science in Plain City, Ohio before joining the Nestle Company.

He worked for Nestle in Marysville, Ohio and Freehold, New Jersey before moving to Fulton in 1957 where he ultimately retired as Fulton plant manager in 1986.

He served in the South Pacific as a member of United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Throughout his life, he was active in many professional and civic organizations, including the Board of Trustees of Fulton Savings Bank, Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Fulton, Fulton Rotary Club, Fulton industrial Management Club, and Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Church of Fulton with Rev. David Nethercott officiating.  Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services, East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.