Category Archives: Obituaries

William Hamilton Sr., farmer, truck driver for OCO

William Hamilton, Sr., 83, of Pennellville died Tuesday June 10 at home.

He was born in Syracuse, NY and was a lifetime resident of Volney until 2010 when he moved to Pennellville.

As a child he grew up on a farm and later in life he continued to work in farming, and silo construction. Mr. Hamilton was past employed as a truck driver and he retired from OCO, Fulton where he worked as a bus driver and aide for 25 years.

He was a past member of the Fulton Moose Lodge and he enjoyed bowling at the Fulton Recreation Club and Lakeview Lanes.

Mr. Hamilton was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Tabitha.

He is survived by his six children:  Cheryl Hamilton of Pennellville, William Hamilton Jr., of Fulton, Michele Bradley of Fulton, Theresa Akarpinar of Granby, Eric Hamilton of Hannibal, Joanne Taylor of Granby; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Margaret Beckwith, spring burial

Margaret Beckwith, 79, of Fulton will be buried at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, June 21,  in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.

Following the burial, a celebration of Mrs. Beckwith’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21st at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Fulton.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Herbert “Butch” Kelly Jr., maintenance supervisor at Interface, National Guard member, NASCAR enthusiast

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Herbert “Butch” Kelly, Jr., 64, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, class of 1969.

Butch recently retired from Interface Solutions in Fulton as a maintenance supervisor after 42 years. He served with the Army National Guard of New York from 1970 to 1976. Continue reading

Arline Stuart, longtime Hannibal resident, member of fire department auxiliary

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Arline Stuart, 90, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday June 5 at St. Luke Health Services.

She was born in Providence, R.I., a daughter to the late Thomas and L. Mildred McLinden and lived most of her life in Hannibal.

Arline was a homemaker and a member of the Hannibal Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a charter communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and the bookkeeper for the Hannibal Resource Center at Our Lady of the Rosary Church for over 20 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Stuart, who died Jan. 30, 1996.

Arline is survived by her children, Robert F. Stuart, Jr. of Oswego, William T. Stuart of Austin, TX , Lee P. Stuart of North Victory and Diane M. Miano of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Laura, Matthew, George, Michael and Amanda; two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 9 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. Burial was in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Calling hours were June 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Lucy Signorile, loving mother and grandmother

Lucy Signorile, 87, of Oswego, died Sunday June 15 in the Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Signorile was a loving mother and grandmother, assisting in raising her grandchildren Kally, Kassidy, Aubrianna, Aaliyah, Bella and Lexi. She loved spending time with them and taking them shopping.

Mrs. Signorile was a member of the Oswego Alliance Church.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank Signorile in 1998 and her great grandson Dominick Carr.

Mrs. Signorile is survived by her children, Mary Signorile of Oswego, James (Mary) Signorile of Fla., Frank (Pat) Signorile of NC; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Calling hours were 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday June 19 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

 

Clyde Bettis, Lysander highway worker

 Clyde J. Bettis, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in the town of Hannibal Oct. 26, 1932 to his late parents, Lela (Weldon) and Ashley J. Bettis.

 Clyde was a dairy farmer for 16 years, eventually working for the town of Lysander Highway Department for 30 years.

 A member of the River of Life Assembly of God, Fulton, he also belonged to a horse riding club, the Dairyman’s League; and the Lysander Volundeer Fire Department.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Richardson) Bettis; his foster children, David and his wife Pam Ragonese of Phoenix, AZ, and Lisa (Ragonese) Aulds of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother Robert W. and his wife,  Orlene Bettis of Phoenix, NY; a sister, Margaret A. and her husband Frank Santulli of Phoenix, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Elden K. Lathrop officiating.

 Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to: River of Life Assembly of God Church, 815 Oneida St., Fulton, NY  13069

Joseph J. Fauler, Air National Guard veteran, VFW life member

6-14_OBITfaulerJoseph J. Fauler, 67, of Fulton, went Home Tuesday after a brief illness.  

Joe had lived in the Fulton area since 1953 and had graduated from Oswego Catholic High.  

He retired from the NY Air National Guard at Hancock Field in 2007 after more than 28 years of military service. He had also worked at Fuccillo Kia, Oswego Industries and Birdseye Foods.  

Joe loved the time he could spend on his family’s land and the serenity it provided.  

His faith led him to Believer’s Chapel of Fulton where he was heavily involved with the food pantry and allowed him to serve his community in many ways.  

Joe was a life member of V.F.W. Post 569, Fulton and participated in its patriotic holiday ceremonies.  

He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Rose Bradley.

Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Bonnie Blaedon; two step-sons, Kenneth E. and Eric N. (Jenny Miller) Gustafson; foster-daughter, Saleta (Lackey) Morgan; his parents, Raymond and Mary Schmelzer Fauler; brothers, Raymond, Francis (Mary Jo Lamb), Paul Fauler; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  

Calling hours were Friday with a service to immediately follow at Believer’s Chapel of Fulton, 614 S. Fourth St., Fulton (across from McDonald’s). 

Contributions may be made to Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego County, P.O. Box 5444, Oswego, 13126 or Oswego County Humane Society, 265 W. First St., Oswego, 13126.  

Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.