Category Archives: Obituaries


Dorothy Gibbo, Oswego Industries retiree

Dorothy M. Gibbo, 91 formerly of Fulton, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

A native of Syracuse, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She retired from Oswego Industries after many years. She had enjoyed bowling on various women’s leagues, playing mahjong and playing the organ.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and former member of State Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday Church School to adults with special needs.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Gibbo, in 1997 and daughter, Donna Brinkerhoff, in 1996.

Surviving are a son, Neal Brinkerhoff; grandchildren, Richard Whelsky, Timothy Brinkerhoff, Donna Lee McCalla, Kurt Whelsky, Chad Whelsky, Christi Sharkey, Josh Emeterio, Neal Roger Brinkerhoff, Cindy Chronowski, Caroline Hughes, Christina Markey, Jessica White and Thomas Brinkerhoff; and many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There were no calling hours. Burial was at St. George Cemetery in Burke, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to Morningstar Residential Care Center, 17 Sunrise Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

Margaret Wiggs, Life resident of Fulton

Margaret M. Wiggs, 89 of Fulton, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was a life resident of Fulton. She was predeceased by her husbands, Mason Lyons and Andrew Wiggs.

Surviving are her children, James Lyons of Cicero, Linda (Ray) Furniss of Oswego and Jackie (Terry) Manning of Bridgeport; a brother, Warren Jenkins of Fulton; half -brothers, Raymond Jenkins of Fulton, Richard Jenkins of Ohio and Gary Jenkins of Pennsylvania; half-sisters, Sandra Fields of Florida and Florence Erb of Fulton; grandchildren, Christopher (Naomi) Lyons, Douglas (Kimberly) Lyons, Jillian Manning and Colleen (Ryan) LaNeve; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. with services to follow at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Gilbert’s Grove/Pathfinder Court Senior Community Center, 1100 Emery Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

Angeline Audlin, Born in Fulton

Angeline “Angie” Audlin, 86, a former resident of Shady Lanes, Oswego, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in Seneca Manor.

Mrs. Audlin was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Achille and Mary (Falvo) Scaccia. Mrs. Audlin worked at Taggarts, St. Regis and later for SUNY Oswego in the food service department. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence “Pat” Audlin, in 2009; her sisters, Olivia Klefbeck, Lena Allen, and Barbara Gregg; and brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Ronald, James, and Angelo Scaccia.

Mrs. Audlin is survived by her children, Mary Audlin of Oswego, Ronald (Marilyn) Audlin of Maryland, and Ricky (Kathy) Audlin of Scriba; her brother, Frank (Sandra) Scaccia of Liverpool; her sister, Peggy (Michael) Famularo of Oswego; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be today, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Viola Sweet, Fulton resident

Viola M. Sweet, 97, of Fulton, died Oct. 24, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Mrs. Sweet was born in Oswego Center to the late Arthur and Hazel (King) McLaughlin. She has been a resident of the Fulton and Oswego areas all of her life. Mrs. Sweet was a life member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552 and a member of the Oswego Center Methodist Church.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Kenneth Sweet in 2001.

Mrs. Sweet is survived by her daughter. Patricia Kerr of Fulton; brother, Frederick McLaughlin of Saratoga Springs; sister, Bernice Bateman of Oswego; three grandchildren, Timothy (Carlin) Kerr, George (Amity) Kerr and Shannon Kerr Beebe; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, with Rev. Elyse Skiles officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Adnah Cemetery.

Calling hours were conducted yesterday at the funeral home.

Cora May Ada, Fulton resident

Cora May Ada, 88, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at home.

She was born in Cape Vincent and resided in Rochester for many years before moving to Fulton in 1991. She worked at Bausch & Lomb in Rochester for 35 years.

She is survived by two nephews, Michael Ihrig of Rochester and Wilbert Ihrig of Tampa, Fla.; two grand-nephews, James and George Foss of Fulton; two grand-nieces, Michelle and Melissa Ihrig of Rochester; and by a nephew-in-law, Steven Foss of Fulton.

There are no calling hours or funeral services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse, NY 13202, the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 4, Oswego, NY 13126.


Sarah Wilcox, Born in Fulton

Sarah Wilcox
Sarah Wilcox

Sarah H. “Sally” Wilcox, 92, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Oct. 15, 2012.

She was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Fulton, a child of Daniel and Marion (Shattuck) Hudson.

A resident of Fort Myers for the past five years, she previously lived in Jordan, N.Y. where she worked as partner with her husband in their business, Wilcox Agway Service, located in the White Mill, built in 1820.

She was a 1940 graduate of Canton State School of Agriculture. A member of the Jordan United Methodist Church, she was a member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also active in the Central New York ARC and belonged to the Ft. Oswego Daughters of the American Revolution.

Wife of the late Lyman Wilcox, who died in 1989, she is survived by her daughters, Elaine W. (John) Swank of Fort Myers, Fla. and Danielen C. Wilcox of Chittenango,; two grandchildren; her brother, Henry (Beverly) Hudson of Fulton; and her sisters, Harriet Rowell of Westdale, N.Y. and Marian (Fay) Fanning of Fulton.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Jordan United Methodist Church, 63 Elbridge St., Jordan, N.Y.

Contributions may be sent to the church. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery.  Friends may sign the guest book at


Josephine Niegos, Retired from GE

Josephine Niegos
Josephine Niegos

Josephine “Josie” Niegos, 95, of Fulton, died Oct. 17, 2012.

She was born in Fulton to the late Frank and Irene (Ciula) Safader and remained as a life resident. She retired from General Electric after 25 years of service and had previously worked at the American Woolen Mill in Fulton.

She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Fulton where she a past president of the St. Michael’s Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of the Fulton Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary where she was a past president.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Niegos, who died in 1995; and sisters, Sophie Sinicki and Mary Shand, who died in 2007.

Surviving are children, Elaine (Bill) Conners, Geraldine Gilliland and Richard (Ofelia) Niegos, all of Fulton; and grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A calling hour and a Mass of Christian Burial were held Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.


Rocco Fortino, World War II veteran

Rocco Fortino
Rocco Fortino

Rocco P. Fortino, 93, of Oswego, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at his home with his family at his side.

Mr. Fortino was born in Phillipsburg, N.J., the son of the late Dominic and Mary (LoCarro) Fortino.  Mr. Fortino was a former employee of Stone and Webster and Niagara Mohawk. He was a longtime member of the IBEW where he was the recording secretary.

He was an active volunteer for RSVP and the American Cancer Society. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, where he was an altar server for funeral masses, and he enjoyed working at St. Mary’s Bazaar.

He was a former member of the Dante Alighieri, sons of Italy. Mr. Fortino enjoyed being outdoors in his garden.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 until 1946.

He was predeceased by his wife, Grace Fortino in 2004, and his sisters, Grace Iudicello and Maggie Corona.

Mr. Fortino is survived by his children, Francis (Nancy Talanian) Fortino of Massachusetts, Anne Marie (Gary) Rubin of Lake George, and Mary Jean (Michael) Church of Oswego; his brother, Joseph Fortino of New Jersey; and grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Church and Melody and Patrick Rubin.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary the Assumption Church, Oswego. Burial will be St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were held Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary the Assumption Church, Oswego.