Franklin LaDeau, former Boy Scout leader, district commissioner

Franklin LaDeau, 76, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, April 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a sudden illness.

A native of Glens Falls, he lived in Sterling since 2000. Frank retired in 2000 from Finch, Pruyn & Co. in Glens Falls after 13 years and previously worked at Ciba-Geigy in Glens Falls for many years.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1763 in Wolcott and was a former Boy Scout Troup Leader, District Commissioner and recipient of the Boy Scout Wood Badge Beads.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Barbara LaDeau of Sterling; three step-sons, Robert (Ellen) Kidwell of FL, Richard (Leigh) Kidwell of NJ and Stephen Kidwell of Ballston Spa and nine grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Fire Department Ambulance Squad, 14447 Short Cut Road, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Irene Duciaume, enjoyed joking, playing cards

Irene Duciaume 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday April 23 in Michaud Residential Nursing Home, Fulton.

She was born in North Volney, NY to the late Herbert and Alice (Broadwell) Stevens.

Mrs. Duciaume was a lifetime resident of North Volney. She was past employed with Taggerts, Oswego and Birdseye of Fulton after 10-plus years of service.

Mrs. Duciaume was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed joking and playing cards.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Fabian Joseph Duciaume; siblings Jack, Herman, Herbert and Earl Stevens and Iola Polson.

Mrs. Duciaume is survived by her children Richard L. Duciaume of FL, Clarence F. “Duke” (Donna) Duciaume of TX, Marlene V. (David McConnell) Baker of Fulton, Benita I. (Vernon) Reynolds of Oswego; seven grandchildren; eight  great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was  Saturday April 26  at North Volney Church 2680 County Route 6, Fulton with the Rev. Tammy Nipper officiating.

Burial will in North Volney Cemetery, North Volney, at the convenience of the family.

There were no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions may be made to North Volney Church, 2680 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069 or Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Gladys I. Lewis, G.E. retiree

Gladys I. Lewis, 96, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 23.

A native of Palermo, Gladys was a retired member of Palermo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She retired as an inspector from General Electric, In Liverpool, after 25 years of service.

Gladys is survived by her son, Donald (Beverley Ball) Smith; and grandchildren Jill (Alan) Smith Pitts and Jeffrey Smith.

A graveside service will be held privately in Upson Corner’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to University Hospital, Comfort Care Program, 10th Floor or Oswego County Hospice.

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-line Guest Book.

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Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos.  Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.
Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos. Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.

Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.
Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.

 

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