Lakeside Artisans in the Easter spirit

Eggs and baskets created for the Easter season by artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.
Eggs and baskets created for the Easter season by artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.

The artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego have been busy putting all their  eggs in one basket for Easter.

Sharing the theme of Easter eggs and baskets, the artists at Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, have created many variations on that theme. Each artist interprets the theme in an individual, unique way depending upon the style of the artist and the materials the artist uses.

Diane Chepko-Sade creates glass egg ornaments by glueing small pieces of glass onto an oval glass shape and fusing them together in a kiln.

Wooden eggs are created by John Ruttan by turning small pieces of wood on a lathe, then painting on the colors.

Michele Southgate creates brightly colored designs by painting them on to papier mache boxes.

All of these are shown in the photo spilling out of the fabric Easter basket designed and sewn by fabric artist Kathy Fenlon.

From the Ukrainian designs of the glass ornaments and the repetitive motifs of the papier mache boxes to the simple stripes of the wooden eggs and bright fabrics of the baskets, each piece is a work of original art inspired by the Easter season.

‘Young Frankenstein’ brings laughs to SUNY Oswego

Monster at play -- Dr. Frankenstein’s monster -- a kinder, gentler fiend played by SUNY Oswego junior Jared Gould, who accepts young Ella Culligan’s flowery gift -- stars in the theatre and music departments’ presentation of the comedic spoof “Young Frankenstein,” previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and running at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3 before closing with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 4. All performances will place in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.
Monster at play — Dr. Frankenstein’s monster — a kinder, gentler fiend played by SUNY Oswego junior Jared Gould, who accepts young Ella Culligan’s flowery gift — stars in the theatre and music departments’ presentation of the comedic spoof “Young Frankenstein,” previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and running at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3 before closing with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 4. All performances will place in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A comic spoof on the legend of Frankenstein comes to life this month as SUNY Oswego’s theatre and music departments present an adaptation based on the 1974 hit film and 2007 Broadway play “Young Frankenstein” in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

The play will preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and run 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3, with the matinee finale at 2 p.m. May 4.

This monster-mash musical comedy, created by legendary screenwriters Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, takes a creative spin on the classic horror-film genre.

Based on the 1931 production of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and its 1939 sequel “Son of Frankenstein,” Brooks and Meehan told the story of a struggling scientist who continues his grandfather’s experiments in resurrecting the dead.

“I have purposefully gone out of my way to not copy past work and to assemble a brand-new production that highlights and makes use of the best that the Oswego theatre department has to offer,” said stage director and choreographer Donald Garverick.

“The set and costumes are completely unique to this production, and I am blown away by the creativity that the cast has demonstrated,” he said. “This is truly the SUNY Oswego production of ‘Young Frankenstein,’ a production we can all be very proud of.”

Since 1997, Garverick has directed and choreographed a variety of plays, including the off-Broadway production of “Siren’s Heart,” the sold-out run of “Show Choir! The Musical” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, which he also co-wrote, and well-received regional productions of “Hair” and “Footloose.”

Garverick will provide tap-dancing lessons for Oswego theatre students and cast members on Mondays and Wednesdays during his time at the college.

In Garverick’s adaptation, a latter-day Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (senior music major Danny Stalter) succeeds in his laboratory, only to struggle to prove the monster he created (played by Jared Gould, a junior dual major in cinema and screen studies and creative writing) is not a monster at all.

The play combines the entertainment values of music and comedy, as well as subliminal messages of misguided judgments and fear of the unknown. The cast members perform various styles of theatre and tap dance as well as mastering European accents and singing in harmony as a barbershop quartet. The show will include eight full-company dance numbers, including an extended tap number to Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

Music director Todd Graber, chair of Oswego’s music department, offers a great deal of stage experience, including musical direction of past SUNY Oswego productions “Cabaret,” “Big: The Musical,” “Into the Woods” and “Lost in a Viral Paradise.”

The original “Young Frankenstein” — with its signature Gene Wilder gag, “No, it’s FRANKENSHTEEN,” and wild-eyed Marty Feldman as Igor (“EYE-gor”) — placed No. 13 on the American Film Institute’s 2005 list of “The 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time.”

Besides Stalter and Gould, SUNY Oswego’s version features Nicole Marlowe as Igor, Morgan Rae Noone as Inga, Ashley Domenech as Elizabeth Benning and Jesse Lessner as Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, Frederick’s grandfather.

Tickets cost $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students) and are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by phone at 312-2141. All tickets are $10 for the two Saturday performances, April 26 and May 3, and $5 for the April 24 preview.

Parking is included in the price of the ticket, and is available in the lots in front and to the east of Culkin Hall.

 

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Fulton Park of the Day, Sunday April 13 — Recreation Park

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Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Recreation Park.

 

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

 

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

 

News in Brief

As of April 30, 2014, The Valley News will only accept classified advertisements for the Wednesday and Saturday print editions.

We will no longer publish classifieds online. To submit a classified ad, call us at 598-6397 or visit our office at 67 S. Second St., Fulton.

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The Class of 1990 from G. Ray Bodley High School 25th Reunion Planning Meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Lakeview Lanes Bar area.

All are welcome to attend.

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The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is hosting the second history lecture of the 2014 series at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The topic will be “Battle Island, July 3, 1756: Ambush on the Oswego River.” Presented by historian Steve Wapen. The program will be held at the museum and is open to the public.

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Sterling Nature Center is having an egg dyeing event at 1 p.m. April 12.

See what colors you can get from your pantry just in time for the spring table. Go back to nature with this fun and entertaining program using natural dyes to color your eggs. Please bring your own hard-boiled eggs to dye. An adult should accompany children.

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The West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast at its fire station form 8 a.m. to noon on Palm Sunday, April 13.

The menu for the breakfast will consist of pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, eggs cooked to order, toast, tomato or orange juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa or milk.

The West Monroe Fire Station is located on County Route 11 two-tenths of a mile north of State Route 49 in West Monroe, and can be found on the Web at
westmonroefire.org.

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The state Department of Transportation announced a number of road projects that are beginning this spring.

Two are in Oswego County. They are:

1) Route 481 over Bonstead Road and the Oneida River. The northbound and southbound bridges will receive minor rehabilitations. Work elements include pier and abutment concrete repairs, new approach slabs, new joints and thin epoxy deck overlays.

The project work will be staged, with one lane in each direction available at all times. The bridges are located on the border between Onondaga and Oswego counties.

2) Route 3 over the Oswego River (the Broadway bridge in Fulton). The last major portion of work on this project in the city of Fulton will take place during the first half of this construction season.

The new westbound bridge deck will be formed and poured, allowing for the sidewalk, rail and lighting installations.  The new bridge should be fully open to traffic and pedestrians in mid-summer.

In the meantime, one lane of traffic in each direction will be available.

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Fulton author Jim Farfaglia will be talking about his book on muck farming at two upcoming events.

The Oswego Town Historical Society will host him at its April meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 16 at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7.

He also will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday April 27 at the Volney town hall in Volney Center.

Farfaglia’s book, “OF THE EARTH,” includes interviews with muck farmers in Oswego County and explains the importance of muck farming on the area.

Both events are open to the public.

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The Granby Seniors and Friends is sponsoring a trip to Cape Cod May 19 through 23.

A meeting about the trip is scheduled for noon April 17 at the Granby Community Center. For more information, call Joann at 564-5797 or Fran at 343-2381.

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For the past 15 years, Oswego’s faithful have gathered in St. Joseph’s Church each Friday in Lent to attend the 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross and to participate in the 12:10 p.m. Mass.

The event offers a free luncheon in the parish center. Donations from Canale’s Restaurant, Greene’s Ale House, and Vona’s Restaurant, as well as contributions from those in attendance, create a tasty and varied menu.

Soup, sandwiches, pizza, and salad are offered, as well as beverages provided by St. Joseph’s Church.

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Pathfinder Rod and Gun Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation will host the annual Turkey Jamboree for Kids ages 9 to 16 on April 19 at the club.

From 9 to 11:30 a.m., those age 9 through 11 will attend. From noon to 3 p.m., those age 12 to 16 will attend.

There will be a virtual turkey hunt, weather permitting. Be sure to dress for outside activity.

This event is offered free to all boys and girls. For more information, call Tom at 343-4734 or LouAnn at 409-6566.

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The town Of Granby is once again planning a town of Granby Family Fun  Day to be held this summer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  June 21.

Included in the festivities will be the recognition of a Granby citizen of the year. The town is seeking nominations from the public to receive this honor.

If you would like to nominate a deserving person or couple from the town of Granby for this tribute, send a letter of recommendation by April 30 to Granby Town Clerk, 820 County Route 8, Fulton, NY 13069.

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Lakeside Christian Ministries, a new faith-based ministry organization in the Fulton area, is hosting an Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. April 20 in the community room at the Fulton Municipal Building on South First Street.

The service is open to all. There will be light refreshments, a mix of traditional and modern music, and an uplifting message.

Longtime Fulton resident Chuck Copps, one of the organizers of Lakeside Christian Ministries, is finishing up his course work this year through Rockbridge Seminary.

“As the end of my studies draws near, the time has come to put my learning into practice and serve those in need in the greater Fulton area,” he said.

Founded by Chuck, his wife, Betsy, and Jerry and Bridgette Seguin, Lakeside Christian Ministries has a mission of living as Jesus lived, loving as Jesus loved and serving as Jesus served so God may be glorified and those in need may be helped.

Lakeside Christian Ministries recently began holding weekly worship services in members’ homes on Sunday evenings. They also gather during the week to pray, share meals and strengthen their relationships with other people and with God.

Lakeside Christian Ministries has a Facebook page, LakesideCMFulton. To contact Lakeside Christian Ministries, call 806-9815 or email lakeside4jesus@gmail.com.

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A harmonica club in Fulton is looking for new mmbers.

Players can be of any ability.

If interested, call Keith Baker at 592-5608.

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The Hannibal Fire Company Auxiliary is having its breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m., Sunday April 27 at the Hannibal Fire House, Oswego Street, Hannibal.

This is the last breakfast until September.

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Noah’s Christian Nursery School will be holding its spring Open House from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

Those attending the event will have an opportunity to visit the classroom, meet the preschool teachers and tour the facilities.

Noah’s Christian Nursery School is located at 1408 State Route 176, within the Fulton First United Methodist Church. This is a non-denominational preschool, which focuses on both the spiritual and educational needs of our children. The school has morning and afternoon classes for three-year-olds and four-year-olds.

For further information, call Sheila Simpson at 592-7347 or 593-3863 (after 3 p.m.)

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is hosting a Quilt in a Day demonstration Saturday, May 10.

Patricia Knoechel, Quilt in a Day Representative, will give a demonstration on the company’s newest publication, Mystery Quilt, and Eleanor Burns’ signature patterns: Honeycomb, Christmas Tree and Wreath, Chimneys and Cornerstones. Double Four Patch, Geese in the garden, Pineapple and Nouveau Wedding Ring,

This program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Believers Chapel, Route 3 South, Mexico. There is a $5 class fee.

For more information or to register for this workshop, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office of Oswego County at 963-7286, ext. 302 by Wednesday, May 7.

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The Sterling Nature Center is having a Migratory Dragonfly Short Course from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25.

This course is intended for anyone interested in dragonflies and in contributing to our growing knowledge about dragonfly migration in North America.

Whether you are a novice or a pro when it comes to dragonflies, join us for this fun and informative event to become a volunteer dragonfly monitor and help us explore the amazing but understudied phenomenon of dragonfly migration.

Go to events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e93pfn6of558033d&llr=tnjebhdab for more information and to register.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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The Holy Week services have been announced for the Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54, Pennellville:

Palm Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 13.

Good Friday, 7 p.m. Friday April 18.

Easter, Sunday April 20, SUNRISE/SONRISE SERVICE, 8 a.m.; breakfast 8:30 a.m. with free will offering, Easter egg hunt and crafts, 9:30 a.m., Easter worship service, 11 a.m.

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Looking for information related to projects, educational opportunities and public events related to invasive species?

Look no further! The partners of the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM), are live on the Internet to help anyone access information about invasive species activities in the eastern Lake Ontario, Tug Hill and St. Lawrence region.

The website also hosts an interactive resource directory for local contacts in your area. Visit the website at sleloinvasives.org for local invasive species information and events.

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The Montezuma Audubon Center’s eighth annual Wildlife Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 will celebrate Important Bird Areas with activities for all ages.

Games, crafts, music and theatrical performances at the Children’s Theater and Activity Areas will entertain at this year’s festival.

The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, Savannah.

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The Oswego County Autism Task Force  is participating in the local high school scholarship programs for 2014 graduating seniors planning post-secondary education or vocational school this fall.

The task force is offering the Brianna Cahill Scholarship to qualifying seniors. The scholarship is $2,000 in total scholarship money to a student or several students of Oswego County’s nine public high schools based on the following criteria:

Our application must be completed by the student

The recipient must be accepted to a post-secondary or vocational school.

The recipient must be currently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Applications must be received by the Oswego County Autism Task Force by May 1 for final review and selection by our committee.

Our final selection will be announced to the school by May 25.

For more information, call Tammy Thompson, task force vice president, at 349-3510.

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State Sen. Patricia Ritchie is accepting nominations for her “Golden Apple” Award for Teaching Excellence, an honor designed to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to help students succeed.

Last year, Ritchie honored more than 40 educators from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties for their dedication and commitment to education.

Teachers in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties are eligible for nomination. Nomination forms can be found on Ritchie’s website, ritchie.nysenate.gov, or those interested in suggesting an individual for the award may call  782-3418 to have a form mailed to them.

Nomination forms must be received by May 9. All nominees will be recognized at a special event May 30.

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The 43rd Annual Spring Tree and Shrub Program through Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District is underway.

The Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering the following species this year.

DECIDUOUS TREES: Plane tree sycamore, black cherry, Flame Maple, thornless honey locust, old fashion Lilac, red maple, red oak, river birch, sawtooth oak, sugar maple, tulip poplar and white oak.

GROUND COVER: blue lyme grass.

EVERGREENS: Austrian pine, balsam fir, black hills spruce, Fraser fir, Canadian hemlock, majestic blue spruce, and white pine.

FRUITS: Blueberry Bushes: bluecrop and blueray; red raspberries: heritage; strawberries: eclair and Fort Laramie; also offering Bag O’blooms – Strawberry kit.

PERENNIALS: Astilbes glow and bumalda, black eyed susans, daylilies: bellaboo and purple de oro, hostas: patriot and variegated mix, rhododendrons dark purple & pink.

SHRUBS: Arborvitae danica globe and green giant, forsythia lynwood gold, viburnum highbush cranberry.

MISCELLANEOUS CONSERVATION ITEMS: arbor guards, bat boxes, bluebird nesting boxes, wood duck boxes, fertilizer tablets, organic compost tea bags – plant nutrition, organic tree fertilizer spikes, marking flags, mill liqua gel, rain gauges, stump-out decomposes naturally, weedguard plus paper.

To obtain an order form, contact the Oswego County Soil and Water District at 592-9663. The form can also be printed directly from the web at oswegosoilandwater.com or stop by our office at 3105 State Route 3, Fulton.

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The Sunshine Community & Child Care Center in Fulton is putting on its Summer Gratitude Gala 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

Vendors, activities, tie-dye, arts and crafts, parking lot sale, food, music and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

There also will be a cutest pet contest, bounce houses and a cutest prince and princess contest.

Vendor registration packets available at Sunshine Center at 561-7861.

Gloria McGinley Donahue, owned Fulton Diner

Gloria McGinley Donahue, 57, of Fulton, died Thursday April 3 at University Hospital.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to Shirley Deyo McGinley and the late Fred McGinley. Gloria lived most of her life in Fulton.

She had owned the former Fulton Diner.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 16 years, Duane Donahue, Sr.; seven children, Tiffany Montana, Jason Butterfield, Cory Olsen, Richard Olsen, Justin Montana, David Davis and Nicholas Montana; her mother, Shirley McGinley; two brothers, Robert and Thomas McGinley; five sisters, Roberta McGinley, Jenninge Berrus, Audrey Reynolds, Karen Lang and Colleen Jarvis; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Friday, April 11 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Anna E. Rogers, devoted mother, wife, grandmother

Anna E. Rogers, 81, of Oswego died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Morningstar nursing home.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Clarence and Kathleen (Stetts) Roland.

She was a former employee of Fitzgibbons Boiler Works, Oswego and a proof reader for the Palladium Times newspaper, Oswego.

Mrs. Rogers was a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Oswego, and she is a communicant of St. Peter’s Church Oswego.

Mrs. Rogers was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gilbert Rogers of Oswego; their children, Diane (John) Sawyer of Oswego, Russell Rogers of Oswego; four grandchildren, Noah and Ian Rogers, and Amanda and Gregory Sawyer; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rogers was predeceased by her son Alan Rogers in 1977, and her siblings Donald, George, Arthur, Rose Roland, Dorothy Gillen and Barbara Lazzaro.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 10, in St. Peter’s Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. George Wurz.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours were Wednesday, April 9, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

Kathleen A. Osborne, managed Tops stores in Fulton, Auburn

Kathleen A. Osborne, 66, of Fulton died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Osborne was born in Rome the daughter of Agnes Reber of Rome and the late Albert Reber.

She was the manager of Tops Friendly Markets in Fulton and Auburn.

Mrs. Osborne enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her dogs Cooper and Maggie.

Mrs. Osborne was predeceased by her husband Clyde Osborne and her sister Diana Schon.

She is survived by her children Debra (Michelle King) Dixon of Durhamville, N.Y., Todd Osborn of Liverpool, her mother Agnes Reber of Rome, stepsons Shawn Osborne of Fulton, Wesley Osborne of Fulton, siblings Thomas (Alison) Reber of Fulton, Donald (Gail) Reber of Sherrill, Elaine Kerfien of Fulton, Albert (Holly) Reber of Camden.

Mrs. Osborne was the loving grandmother to her grandchildren Jacob and Elizabeth Osborn, Karlee and Taylor Nichols, and Nicholas Osborn and Cassie Osborn and her great grandchildren Harper and Izabella.

In addition she is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home 224 W. Second St. South, Fulton.

Marian Cooper Ducret, Hannibal High grad, worked for Fulton schools

Marian Cooper Ducret, 96, of Rome, Ga., passed away April 5, 2014, at Horizon Bay in Rome.

Marian was born in Sterling, N.Y., April 27, 1917, daughter of the late Howard Cooper and Amy Stone Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin Charles Ducret in November 1990.

She had been a resident of Rome since 1985 and a member of West Rome United Methodist Church and a member of the C. Riley Sunday School Class. She was a longtime member of Lavender Mountain Quilt Guild.

Mrs. Ducret was a graduate of Hannibal High School and prior to retirement worked for Fulton City School System.

She was an avid quilter and painter and enjoyed travel and card games.

Mrs. Ducret is survived by a daughter, Joanne D. Gaba, Rome; a son, David Ducret (Ronda), Smithfield, Maine; five grandchildren, Jeff and Chris Gaba, Marisa Ortega, Renee D’Alessandro and Paul Ducret; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Gifford, Hannibal, N.Y.; and seven nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Sterling Center, N.Y., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to West Rome United Methodist Church and Heyman HospiceCare.

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