Students graduated from Ithaca College

Three local residents were among 1,371 students from Ithaca College who received degrees during the college’s commencement ceremony held in May 2013.

Aileen Razey, a resident of Pennellville, graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Music with a major in music education.

Lucy Hall, a resident of Mexico, graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications with a major in television-radio.

Chelsea Burnham, a resident of Fulton, graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance with a major in health sciences.

Cianfarano earns dean’s award at Colgate

Elyse Cianfarano was a recipient of the dean’s award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, where Cianfarano is a member of the Class of 2015 and studies sociology and anthropology.

To be eligible for the award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.

Cianfarano is a graduate of G Ray Bodley High School and lives in Fulton.

Muriel Allerton: Former Fulton mayor, journalist

Muriel Allerton, 93, of Fulton, passed away July 25 at Oswego Hospital.

A native of West New York, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Eva Jobst.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University. Muriel was known by many as the “Mother of Fulton” for her many years of volunteer service in the community. These organizations included, but were not limited to, the League of Women Voters, Fulton Historical Society, Fulton Art Association, Oswego Opera Theater, Fulton Soup Kitchen, Fulton American Field Service, Oswego County Council on the Arts, the former Oswego Press Club, Fulton Red Cross, Fulton Salvation Army and Fulton Music Association. She also served on the board of the State University of New York at Oswego. S

he thoroughly enjoyed her contributions to the community. Muriel was elected for two terms as mayor of Fulton, which she considered an honor; she was proud of the experience. She was honored as a New York state Woman of Distinction in 2010 by then state Sen. Darrel Aubertine. In 2002, she was honored in the “Book of Lives & Legacies” of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls.

She worked as a journalist and wrote a column in a local newsletter for many years. Her interests included knitting, sewing, crafts, politics, listening to the news, reading and writing. Muriel was an avid fan of the arts and loved hotdogs and Manhattans and hated exercise.

Muriel is survived by her husband of 69 years, Joseph Allerton of Fulton; her children, Peter (Margo) Allerton of Toronto, Canada, and their daughter, Caelin; Steven Allerton and his friend Jane of Key West, Fla.; Martha Allerton and Michael of California; her cousin, Carol Miller and her in-laws, John (Lee) Allerton and George (Viola) Allerton.

Her beloved son, Paul Allerton predeceased her in 2001.

Memorial services will be held at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Muriel’s name may be made to the Fulton Salvation Army, 62 S. First St., Fulton, NY 13069 or State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

Angelina Talamo, Sealright retiree

Angelina R. Talamo, 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 24, at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

She was born in Fulton to the late Angelo and Rose (Crai) Vescio. Mrs. Talamo resided in Fulton for most of her life. She was formerly employed with Sealright Co., Fulton, having retired in April of 1983.

She was a member of the Fulton VFW Auxiliary Post #569 and Catholic Daughters Court Pere LeMoyne #833.

Mrs. Talamo was predeceased by her husband, John G. Talamo, in 1980, and son, John A. Talamo, in 1963.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula (William) Rohn of Fulton; siblings, Joseph Vescio, Sam Vescio, Ellen McGraw, and June Johnston, all of Fulton; granddaughter, Karen (Randy) Stoughtenger of Baldwinsville, step-grandchildren, Denyse (Jeff) McCoy of Iowa; William (Wendy) Rohn of Michigan, Cindi Alt of Michigan, Cheri Rohn of Liverpool, Derry (Pat) Micale of Cicero, and Steve (Teresa) Rohn of Tennessee; and one great-grandson, Nate Stoughtenger.

Calling hours and funeral services were held Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Stephenson officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Dixie Tucker, Fulton Alliance Church member

Dixie Tucker, 76, of Clay, died Wednesday, July 24, at home.

Born in Herkimer, she had been a longtime resident of the Fulton area.

She enjoyed being a waitress. She was a member of Fulton Alliance Church and valued the many volunteer opportunities through her ministry.

She is survived by her children, Bonita (Lorne Burnham) Butler, Dan Gamble, Donna Gamble, James (Stephanie) Gamble; sisters, Sharon Beckstead and Starr Raymond; a granddaughter, Deanna Wettering; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held 11 a.m. today, July 31, at Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton, 13069. There are no calling hours. Contributions in memory of Dixie may be made to Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 St. Rte. 48, Fulton, NY 13069.

Timothy LaQuire, guitarist and music lover

Timothy “Possum, Birdman” LaQuire, 58, of Oswego died July 22.

He was born in Syracuse, and was a resident of Oswego most of his life. Tim was an employee of Novelis Corp., Scriba. He loved playing his guitars and listening to his music collection. He was a former member of the American Legion.

Tim is survived by his wife of 22 years, Angela M. LaQuire of Oswego, daughters Felecia (Paul) Reed of Liverpool, Angela R. LaQuire of Fulton, parents Keith and Jean Egnew of Oswego, sisters Kim Ellingwood and Kathy (Bob) Ruggio of Oswego, brother Vince (Betty) LaQuire of Fulton, grandchildren Lily Wright, Emma Long, Madison Majeski and Natalie Reed, and stepbrothers, sisters and several nieces, and nephews.

Tim was predeceased by his sister Marlene Hasselbauer.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Oswego VBS traveling back in time

At Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, children get to go back in time to a place with castles, tournament games, and strong boys and girls who stand strong in their faith. The program includes games, crafts and snacks. Kingdom Rock VBS will come to St. Joseph’s Church in Oswego from 10 a.m. to noon the week of Aug. 5. For more information or to register, call St. Joseph’s rectory office at 343-2160 or go online at patbdre.volunteers@gmail.com.

Fifth in Oswego Summer Sunset Concert Series to be held tonight

The fifth concert in the Oswego Summer Sunset Concert Series will be held tonight, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Breitbeck Park in Oswego. These concerts are provided free to the public by the City of Oswego and the Musicians Union of Oswego County. The 17-piece Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will be performing this week. Popular selections from all eras of Big Band music will be featured.

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