Our Obituaries

Betty C. Mercurio

May 19, 1938 - July 20, 2017

Betty Clark Mercurio passed away on July 20, 2017, at Chenango Memorial Hospital, after a courageous six year battle with colon cancer.Betty was born on May 19, 1938 in Lebanon, NY, the daughter of Raymond and Eleanor (Barker) Clark. She held positions at the former C&U Telephone Company, Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals/P&G, retiring in 1994. In her retirement, Betty continued to work,...
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Charles Collins

April 20, 1937 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Dennis J. Mourer

February 5, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Kathleen S. Bates

September 12, 1947 - July 11, 2017

Kathleen S. Bates, 69, of Norwich was taken by her angels on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital following a long and heroic battle with cancer which she fought so courageously. Kathleen was born on September 12, 1947 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of George and Maida (Sisson) Ross. She moved to Norwich at an early age with her family and was a graduate of the Norwich High...
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Marjorie A. Atwell

July 3, 1940 - July 8, 2017

Marjorie A. Atwell, 77, of Rome, NY passed away Saturday morning, July 8, 2017 at the ARC Home of Rome where she has made her home since 1958. Marjorie was born on July 3, 1940 in Norwich the daughter of Paul and Anna (Buckout) Atwell. She has made her home in the Rome area all of her adult life where she enjoyed going out to eat, shopping trips and music. Marjorie is survived by her siblings...
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John T. Mahaney

January 2, 1944 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Mary H. Edholm

July 31, 1945 - June 25, 2017

Mary Snell Edholm went to be with our Lord unexpectedly on June 25, 2017. Mary was born on July 31, 1945 the daughter of Franklin D. and Marjorie Bockus Snell, who both predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her father-in-law Carl D. Edholm, mother-in-law Saimi J. Okso and sons William M. Ward and Carl P. Gray. Mary is survived by her loving husband and soulmate of 32 years, Carl...
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Dorothy M. Ackley

January 18, 1915 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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William A. Houck

December 17, 1940 - June 20, 2017

William A. Houck, 76, passed away on June 20, 2017 at the NYS Veteran's Home in Oxford. He was born in Laflin, PA to the late Burns and Thelma Houck. He grew up in Walton, NY where he went to school and later served his country in the US Army from 1966-1968. After leaving the military, William spent many years in Michigan working for General Motors as a union steward. After living in Michigan, he...
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Johneen B. Loftus

July 17, 1949 - June 20, 2017

Johneen Bowers Loftus, 67, a lifelong resident of Norwich and well known former employee of Chenango Memorial Hospital, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Johneen was born on July 17, 1949 in Norwich the daughter of John E. and Helen (Moore) Bowers. She was educated in the Norwich schools and graduated with the Class of 1967. Johneen began...
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Clarence J. Marsten

March 21, 1920 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Charles W. Stever

December 8, 1954 - June 12, 2017

Charles W. Stever, 62, of Norwich, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Norwich Rehabilitation Center. A hardworking member of the team at CWS, Charles was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. He will be laid to rest privately alongside his parents at East Venice Cemetery in Moravia, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to RJ Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich.
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Louis A. Rattina

March 20, 1946 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Daniel B. Noble

June 30, 1932 - June 10, 2017

Daniel ("Dan") B. Noble, 84, of Norwich, died peacefully at Binghamton General Hospital on Saturday,June 10, 2017.Born June 30, 1932, Dan was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl (Lewis) Noble. He grew up in theNorwich and Plymouth areas, attended a one-room schoolhouse on the Plymouth Reservoir Road and waslater a graduate of Norwich High School.Dan served in the United States Army during the...
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Sonya R. Thomas

February 9, 1976 - June 5, 2017

Sonya R. (NaNa) Thomas, 41, of a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at her home. Sonya was born on February 9, 1976 in Norwich the daughter of Ronald P. Thomas and Diane Branagan. She attended the Norwich schools and following her education immediately went to work. Over the years Sonya has worked for Kenyon Press, Price Chopper, Chobani, Greene Technology and the...
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Harper Allen Guiles

April 7, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Harper Allen Guiles passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Shannon Kennedy and Richard Guiles, Jr.; his brothers, Brent Guiles, and Hayden Guiles; his sister, Kailyn Guiles; his grandmother, Anna Cruikshank; his grandfathers, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Richard Guiles, Sr.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service for Harper will be held at 2:30...
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Linda J. Clements

October 28, 1946 - May 26, 2017

Linda J. Clements, 70, of Norwich, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Norwich Rehabilitation. She was born on Long Island, NY to Clarence and Dorothy Nichols who predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Connie and Russell Thompson; Vickie Clements and Rick Moore; Mark and Jessica Clements; and Candy Clements; six grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Linda was a high-spirited...
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Dora M. Peck

March 23, 1942 - May 22, 2017

Dora M. (Kinney) Peck, 75, follows her husband, Robert E. Peck to a better place after a long illness. She was born on March 23, 1942, to Ben and Grace Kinney in Cincinnatus, NY. She enjoyed living in many towns in Upstate NY before settling in Oxford and spending 14 years employed as a cashier at Norwich Wal-Mart. Dora is survived by her sons, Douglas Peck and Jerry Peck; her grandchildren, Kris...
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Erskine R. Smith

January 6, 1939 - May 13, 2017

Erskine R. Smith, 78, of Norwich and former lifelong resident of Beaver Meadow, passed away Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. Erskine was born on January 6, 1939 in Beaver Meadow the son of Robert and Hyla (Brown) Smith. He grew up in the Beaver Meadow area and was a graduate of the South Otselic High School. A dairy farmer for most of his life and losing...
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Claude F. Cooper

April 18, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Claude Floyd Cooper born April 8, 1935 passed away on May 11, 2017 at the New York State Veterans home in Oxford. Claude was born in Norwich, NY and made his home there. Claude was proud of his duty in the United States Air Force. He was stationed overseas during the years of 1954 through 1962. Claude is predeceased by his daughter, Wendy Cooper. Wife, Josephine L. Cooper and grandson, Nicholas...
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Arlene E. Green

October 14, 1926 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Frances W. Seligman

March 9, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Gerald D. Smith

June 25, 1935 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Mildred L. Manwarren

January 27, 1921 - May 9, 2017

Mildred L. Manwarren, 96, a longtime resident of South Plymouth, passed away Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017 In the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Mildred was born on January 27, 1921 in Oxford the daughter of Francis and Anna (Pfeil) Campbell. She attended the Oxford Academy School and graduated with the Class of 1937 at the age of 16. She then attended a one year post grad course at Oxford before...
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Geraldine A. Ryan

January 6, 1931 - May 6, 2017

Geraldine A. (Geri) Ryan, 86, of Norwich passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, May 6, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Geri was born on January 6, 1931 in Troy, NY the daughter of John and Florence Guild Seith. She received her education from the Power's Grade School, Knickerbacher Jr. High School and the Lansingburg High School all located in Troy. On January 1, 1950 in Troy...
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Joseph Ianniello

September 11, 1971 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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MaryAnn Pilger

March 4, 1929 - April 28, 2017

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George C. Boise

March 8, 1928 - April 28, 2017

George C. Boise, 89, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Center of Rome, NY. He was the son of George S. Boise and Marjorie Bartlett Boise Gigee. George was born on March 8, 1928 in Sherburne, NY and was raised and educated in Sherburne. On October 6, 1945 he married Reta (Money) Boise at the New Berlin Methodist Church. A union just eleven days short of 70...
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Kinsley Nichole Houck

April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Marion K. Barnes

September 6, 1933 - April 24, 2017

Marion K. Barnes, 83, a lifelong resident of Norwich passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich with her family at her side. Marion was born in Norwich on September 6, 1933 the daughter of Charles and Maplet (Dibble) Kane. She grew up in the Norwich area where she attended and graduated from the Norwich School. On May 1, 1960 in Norwich...
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Alan L. Harrison

May 29, 1950 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Marie C. Wood

February 28, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Marie Isabelle Wood passed away on April 19th after a brief illness. She was a Vermont native who moved to Norwich in 1963 with her husband Walter and her four children Chris, Craig, Donna and Mark. In 1970 the family grew by one when baby Alyson was born. Marie spent her life loving three things, her family, her faith and her work. She attended St. Paul's Church and worked at NBT Bank for...
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Priscilla DiStefano

April 8, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Priscilla DiStefano, 87, a longtime resident of Norwich passed away Friday morning, April 14, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital with her children at her side. Priscilla was born in Edmeston on April 8, 1930 the daughter of Ralph and Minerva (Buies) Dixon. She attended school in Norwich and graduated with the Class of 1949. On September 17, 1955 in Sherburne she married Thomas DiStefano who...
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Ryan P. Bowers

August 16, 1978 - April 10, 2017

Ryan P. Bowers, 38, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1978 in Norwich and grew up in the area, graduating from Oxford High School. He was known as a gifted artist who used his talents to invent numerous projects. He was a kind hearted gentle soul, always ready to lend a helping hand to a friend or family member. Those who knew him will miss his presence dearly....
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Alayne V. Lyons

July 17, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Genevieve E. Dzuibek

July 13, 1924 - April 5, 2017

Genevieve E. "Jenny" Dzuibek, 92, passed away on April 5, 2017, at her home in Norwich. She was born on July 13, 1924 in Lanesboro, PA to the late Charles and Inza Welch. Jenny grew up in Gilbertsville, NY where she went to school. In 1948, she married Max Dzuibek and they shared 36 years together until his passing in 1984. Jenny was an avid gardener who grew flowers in her yard every year. She...
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James M. Smith

May 22, 1947 - April 4, 2017

James M. (Shane) Smith, 69, of Norwich, passed away Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017, at the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown. Shane was born on May 22, 1947 in Sidney, NY the son of George and Margaret (Peggy) (Gadwood) Smith. He attended and graduated from the Sidney schools where he was a member of the baseball, track and football teams. Shane continued his education by attending SUNY Delhi...
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Carolyn D. Miles

September 24, 1938 - April 3, 2017

Carolyn Dale Rothwell Miles, 78, of Norwich, passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2017, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich.Carolyn was born on September 24, 1938 in Peekskill, NY the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Chambers) Rothwell. In the early years she made her home in Earlville and Norwich before settling in Plymouth in 1959. She also had made her home in Sherburne...
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Dale B. Parks

July 7, 1959 - April 3, 2017

Dale B. Parks "Parksey", of Norwich, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oxford, NY on July 7, 1959 to the late Orrin and Rhoda Parks. Upon finishing high school, Parksey began working at Victory Markets in Norwich, and later became a machinist at Raymond Corporation in Greene where he was employed for 14 years. He eventually taught...
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Frances H. Wallace

July 2, 1931 - April 1, 2017

Frances H. Wallace, 85, a lifelong Norwich resident, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home of New Berlin where she has made her home since 2013. Fran was born in Norwich on July 2, 1931 the daughter of Ralph and Vivian (Franklin) Steward. She attended the Norwich Schools from which she graduated in 1949. While in school she was a member of the NHS Tumbling...
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William L. Leech

August 17, 1945 - March 26, 2017

William L. Leech Sr., 71, of South New Berlin, NY passed away Sunday afternoon, March 26th, surrounded by his three children, Barbara Leech, William Leech Jr., and Tammy Leech Taylor at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. Born August 17th, 1945 in Oxford, Bill, as he preferred to be called, was the son of Arthur and Georgeinez (Camp) Leech. Bill grew up in South New Berlin, where he...
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Mary L. Swertfager

August 28, 1919 - March 23, 2017

Mary L. Swertfager, 97, of Norwich, passed away Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich. Mary was born on August 28, 1919 in Norwich the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Kern) Purdy. She attended the Norwich schools and over the years worked for the Norwich Knitting Mill, in sales at the Montgomery Ward Store of Norwich and eventually...
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Dorothy G. Jenkinson

December 22, 1918 - March 22, 2017

Dorothy Klein (O'Keefe) Jenkinson, 98, died March 22, 2017 at Penny Retirement Community in Penny Farms, FL. She was born in Corona, NY, December 22, 1918, the only child of Henry C. and Gertrude Klein.Following graduation from Flushing High School in Queens, NY she worked as a stenographer for Lane Life Boat and Davit Corp. On August 9, 1941 she married Charles J. O'Keefe in the home of her...
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Richard H. Beckwith

July 22, 1939 - March 16, 2017

Richard H. Beckwith, 77, of Norwich, passed away Thursday evening, March 16, 2017, at home with his family by his side. Dick was born on July 22, 1939 in Richford, NY the son of Hollis and Laura (Magee) Beckwith and was raised in the home of Louis and Edith Anderson who he considered his second set of parents. Dick cut his schooling short so that he could remain home to help operate the...
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John L. Aikins

March 18, 1952 - March 11, 2017

John L. Aikins, 64, a lifelong resident of Norwich and former Chenango County Deputy Sheriff, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017, at home with his family at his side. John was born in Norwich on March 18, 1952 the son of Kenneth and Coral (Letson) Aikins. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1971 graduate of the Norwich High School. Over the years John had been employed by the...
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Helen I. Hill

August 13, 1922 - March 9, 2017

Helen Ione Matteson Hill, 94, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Ione came into this world August 13, 1922, in New Berlin, the third daughter of what would be eight children born to Clyde F. and Margaret E. (Zirkel) Matteson. She grew up in the New Berlin area and was a 1941 graduate of the New Berlin Central School. She...
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Danny D. Jeffrey

February 26, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Janet Loomis

September 30, 1936 - March 6, 2017

Janet Loomis, 80, of Norwich, passed away Monday morning, March 6, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich. Janet was born on September 30, 1936 in Oxford the daughter of Frank and Helen (Brigham) Rooney. She grew up in the Oxford and Norwich area and was a 1954 graduate of the Norwich High School. Janet spent her entire life in the area and on April 16, 1955 she married James R....
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Alice R. Seibert

April 8, 1964 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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William M. Currie

December 11, 1923 - March 5, 2017

William M. Currie, 93, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away early Sunday morning, March 5, 2017, at the Basset Hospital of Cooperstown. Bill was born on December 11, 1923 in Norwich the son of Ezra and Anne (Davern) Currie. He grew up in Norwich where he attended and graduated from the Norwich High School. A veteran of the United States Army, Bill served his country during WWII. ...
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Judy M. Locke

February 5, 1961 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Richard Charles

September 26, 1927 - March 2, 2017

Richard "Dick" Charles, 89, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, March 2, 2017, in the New York State Veterans' Home where he had been a resident since October 2014.Born in Norwich on September 26, 1927, Dick was the son of Harry and Florence Brooker Charles. While growing up in Norwich, he attended the Norwich City schools and later served his country in the U.S. Navy during...
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Stanley G. Peckham

January 9, 1919 - February 24, 2017

Stanley G. Peckham, 98, a longtime resident of Smyrna, passed away early Friday morning, February 24, 2017, at the Community Memorial Hospital of Hamilton. Stan was born on January 9, 1919 in Smyrna the son of Adelbert and Louise (Barber) Peckham. He grew up in Smyrna and attended both the Smyrna and Sherburne schools. Once out of school he remained in Smyrna going to work to help support the...
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Anna D. Cuyle

March 11, 1933 - February 21, 2017

Anna D. Cuyle of South New Berlin passed away unexpectedly February 21, 2017.Anna was born in Masonville, NY on March 11, 1933 the daughter of Ray M. & Anna (Pickett) Dean. She grew up in the Masonville area and graduated from the Sidney Central High School. On August 12, 1951 she married Howard Cuyle in Trout Creek. Howard passed away on March 26, 2015. Anna was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Charles G. Peters

October 23, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Charles G. (Charlie) Peters, 87, of Norwich passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich. Charlie was born on October 23, 1929 in Corry, PA and in 1939 moved with his family to the Oxford area where he attended the local school. As soon as he was of age, Charlie entered the United States Army serving his country during the Korean War as a...
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Louise K. Wilcox

July 22, 1935 - February 17, 2017

NORWICH NY- Louise Katherine Wilcox, 81, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her family on February 17, 2017 after an extended illness. Born on July 22, 1935 to Otto and Bertha Schlecht, she grew up with her sister Clara on the "Hillcrest" Jephson Estate in Cazenovia NY where her father was the estate caretaker. Louise was a graduate of Cazenovia High School Class of 1953. She...
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Lynn I. Shirdon

September 30, 1926 - February 15, 2017

Lynn I. Shirdon, 90, well known and longtime resident of the Mt. Upton & Rockdale area passed away early Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, at the home of his son. Lynn was born in Norwich on September 30, 1926 the son of Spencer & Edith (Post) Shirdon. He grew up in Norwich and attended the one room school house in Headys Corners and graduated from the Norwich High School....
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Edith M. Wilbur

January 14, 1952 - February 13, 2017

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Annemarie E. Weeks

January 27, 1927 - February 10, 2017

Annemarie E. Weeks Jan. 27, 1927 - Feb. 10, 2017You always said that your idea of heaven was to danceIn your sweet Sonny's arms.Well, he called and tonight he'll be coming to take you outFor a night on the town.The Universe ballroom will be swinging tonightTo the sound of the celestial spheresAnd Sonny and Anne will go dancing through the eons, the ages and years.Annemarie is survived by her sons...
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Ronald Lowe

March 30, 1956 - February 10, 2017

Ronald Lowe, Sr., 60, of Norwich passed away early Friday morning, February 10, 2017, at the Norwich Rehabilitation Center. Ron was born in Syracuse on March 30, 1956 the son of Ronald & Margaret Lowe. He spent the early years of his life in Binghamton where he attended the local schools. Ron remained in the Binghamton area where he worked for several area employers until moving to...
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James G. Arnold

July 2, 1940 - February 7, 2017

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Robert H. Page

May 21, 1934 - February 6, 2017

Robert H. Page, 82, of New Berlin and former City of Norwich Highway Superintendent, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, in the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown. Bob was born in Guilford on May 21, 1934 the son of Ralph & Myrtle (Fairchild) Page. He grew up in the Guilford area where he attended the local school. At the age of 19 entered the United States Army serving his country...
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Jeannette M. Murphy

April 27, 1952 - January 30, 2017

Jeannette M. Murphy, 64, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Bassett Hospital inCooperstown on January 30, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Norwich on April27, 1952 to William and Nancy Laden. She attended high school in South New Berlin, attendedbeauty school in Rochester and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Morrisville StateCollege. Upon graduation from...
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Wayne N. Stone

August 7, 1944 - January 28, 2017

Wayne Nelson Stone (Stoney), 72, of South Plymouth, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. Wayne was born in New Berlin on August 7, 1944 to the late Cecil and Helen Stone. He grew up in Otselic and went to school there. He began his career in 1968 with the Chenango County Highway Department, retiring after 32 years of service. After his retirement,...
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Mary L. Bailey

June 27, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Mary L. Bailey, 96, of Norwich, passed away on Thursday January 26, 2017 at Chenango Memorial Hospital. Born in Buffalo, New York to Noah and Mary Louise Johnson on June 27, 1920, Mary was married to Chester Bailey in 1941. Together with her husband, she raised a family and filled many long years fishing, hunting, camping and enjoying the Norwich Boat Club. She loved to travel and would combine...
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Beverly A. Streichert

September 20, 1933 - January 26, 2017

Beverly Ann Barkley Streichert, 83, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, N.Y. Born Beverly Ann Ireland on September 20, 1933 in Guilford, NY, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Howard) Ireland. Her father predeceased her when she was 6 days old. She was raised on her Grandparents Charles and Jessie Howard's farm located on White Store...
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Kevin D. Hoag

March 24, 1953 - January 23, 2017

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Deborah A. Webster

August 23, 1960 - January 19, 2017

Deborah A. Webster, 56, of Morris and formerly of Oxford and Norwich, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her home in Morris. Debbie was born on August 23, 1960 in Norwich the daughter of Arnold & Patricia (Snell) White. She grew up in Norwich, attended the Norwich schools and was a member of the school swim team. While living in Morris she worked at T.J.Maxx in...
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Thomas E. Palmer

August 12, 1948 - January 16, 2017

Thomas E. Palmer, 68, of Norwich, passed away on January 16, 2017. He was born on August 12, 1948 to Charles W. Palmer and the late Lillian "Towhie" Palmer. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Ashley. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shirley Palmer; his father, Charles W. Palmer; his daughter, Shannon Palmer and Bob Johnson; his son, Shawn and Suzanne Palmer; his grandsons, Drew...
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Judith A. Brooker

March 14, 1950 - January 14, 2017

Judith A. Brooker, 66, of Norwich, passed away early Saturday morning, January 14, 2017, at the Residential Health Care Facility of Chenango Memoria Hospital. Judy was born on March 14, 1950 in Norwich the daughter of Kenneth and Ava (Yeomans) Brooker. She spent her early years in Norwich and attended the Norwich schools. Over the years she has made her home in Rome, Richfield Springs and...
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James A. Sanford

January 9, 1940 - January 6, 2017

James A. Sanford Sr., 76, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, January 6, 2017 at his home in Plymouth. Jim was born on January 9, 1940 in Salamanca, NY the son of Glenn and Ione (Kerr) Sanford Sr. He came to the area at an early age and attended the New Berlin school from which he graduated in 1958. Following his graduation he worked on several area farms, did...
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Bernice Voorhis

July 10, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Bernice Voorhis, 82, of Norwich, Preston Manor and formerly of Sherburne, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Bernice was born on July 10, 1934 in Norwich the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (King) Voorhis. She attended school in Norwich and Pittsfield from which she graduated. Over the years she had been employed by Cheesebro Ponds, Sherwood...
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Sara B. Burlison

August 9, 1947 - January 4, 2017

Sara Beth Burlison, 69, of Norwich, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Sara was born on August 9, 1947 in DeRuyter, NY the daughter of Corry & Mable (Locke) Hart and attended the South Otselic School. Following her schooling she lived in several parts of the country and returned to the area in August of 1982. It was at this point Sara decided to...
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Robert A. Sakaris

June 18, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Todd M. Cole

April 15, 1981 - January 1, 2017

Todd M. Cole, 35, of Greene, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday January 1, 2017. Todd was born on April 15, 1981 in Norwich, NY and is survived by his mother, Lisa (Wright) Beadle and step-father, Mark Beadle, his father, Bruce Cole and step-mother Amy Tiffany, step-brothers, Kyle Beadle, Bryan Beadle, Dillon Beadle , step-sister, Nikkole Beadle, Grandmother, Catherine Wehrli, Grandfather, George...
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Cathleen M. Hawkins

September 7, 1953 - December 29, 2016

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Marjorie M. Usher

August 13, 1941 - December 25, 2016

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Frances E. Dungey

October 2, 1956 - December 25, 2016

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Norman Stevens

September 2, 1938 - December 23, 2016

Norman Stevens, 78, of New Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Norm was born September 2, 1938 in Norwich the son of Herbert and Cora (Donnelly) Stevens. A hard worker all of his life, Norm had worked various jobs. Over the years he worked on the Al Evans farm, had worked as a supervisor for Ford Home/FBY Construction which built...
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Linda Ann Tiffany

September 14, 1942 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Helen M. Cole

October 5, 1938 - December 21, 2016

Helen Mae Cole, 78, a longtime resident of Norwich, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at the Wilson Regional Medical Center of Johnson City following a short illness. Helen was born on October 5, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Arthur and Anne (Robinson) Butt. She was a resident of Norwich for many years and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Norwich where she...
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Gary L. Dalton

September 19, 1937 - December 20, 2016

Gary Lee "Tony" Dalton, Sr., 79, of Norwich, passed away unexpectedly at Chenango Memorial Hospital on December 20, 2016. Gary was born on September 19, 1937 in Philippi, West Virginia to the late French and Portia Dalton. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia and served his country in the US Navy from 1956-1960. Gary was an avid fisherman and loved hunting until...
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Savannah M. Williams

May 23, 1998 - December 20, 2016

Savannah Williams, 18, of Norwich, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Savannah was born in Hamilton on May 23, 1998 the daughter of Mark and Shari (Csiha) Williams. She graduated from the Norwich High School in June of 2016. While in school she was very active in many of the sports programs including basketball, soccer, tennis, track, bowling and taekwondo. Savannah was also...
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Darlene M. Foulds

February 14, 1948 - December 20, 2016

Darlene M. Foulds, 68, of Norwich, passed away on December 20, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on February 14, 1948, in New Berlin, NY to the late Darrell and Shirley Foulds. In addition to her parents, Darlene was predeceased by her step-mother, Elizabeth Foulds; her grandmother, Minnie Foulds; and her sister, Lisa Bonner. Survivors include her children, Tanya Craig; Terry and...
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Vasilios D. Arvanitis

May 3, 1948 - December 14, 2016

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Lucy May Johnson

October 2, 1935 - December 12, 2016

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Rea V. Calvert

October 13, 1914 - December 12, 2016

Rea Victoria Calvert died December 12 in the Residential Health Care Facility of Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, New York. She was born October 13, 1914 in Watertown, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Ilona (Kostjal) Havlick. The family moved to Valparaiso, Indiana to help at the family resort on Burlington Beach. At the resort, she met her future husband, Gwalter Cowdin (Dude) Calvert,...
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Thomas C. Keffer

June 5, 1945 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Hester Franklin

March 7, 1936 - December 6, 2016

Hester Franklin, 80, of Plymouth went to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 after a short battle with leukemia. Hester Armita Slater was born in Plymouth, NY on March 7, 1936 the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Dutcher) Slater. Her dad died when she was only one year old. She told us often her Grandpa Slater spoiled her and one of her favorite memories of her...
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Thomas H. Graham

July 13, 1962 - December 2, 2016

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Angelo Yacano

July 25, 1941 - December 2, 2016

Angelo "Babe" Yacano passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 at his Florida home with his bride of 53 years, Janice, by his side. Babe was born July 25, 1941 to Cony and Nancy Yacano. He joined his big brother Joe Yacano and welcomed two sisters thereafter, Grace Yacano (Sharpe) and Mary Ann Yacano (London). He had an unmatched work ethic. At the age of nine he was selling vegetables...
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Seven P. Law

March 12, 1966 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Roxanne A. Shipman

December 11, 1996 - December 1, 2016

Roxanne "Roxy" Alexandra Shipman, 19 passed away tragically December 1st, 2016 from a gunshot wound at home. She was born in Norwich, NY to Sherry and George Shipman, attended Norwich Central School and DCMO BOCES and graduated with her GED in 2015. Roxanne's smiling face would greet you at Bill's Diner as a hostess. Roxanne greatly enjoyed being outdoors, surrounded by her family and friends....
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Gary E. Houck

February 18, 1944 - November 27, 2016

Gary E. Houck, age 72, of Norwich passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home. Gary was born in Norwich on February 18, 1944 to Doris (Bishop) and Edwin Lee Houck. Gary had two children from his marriage to Sandra (Deady) Moore. Gary worked for many years at Proctor and Gamble, later working with his sons, Terry at McDonald's and Shawn at Walmart. Gary had a lifelong love of animals. ...
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Theodore J. Lashway

December 20, 1931 - November 24, 2016

Theodore J. Lashway, Jr., 84, a resident of the New York State Veterans Home of Oxford for the past several years passed away Thursday morning, November 24, 2016, at the Veterans Home. Ted was born in Coventry on December 20, 1931 the son of Theodore & Yvonne (Dominick) Lashway. He attended school in Bainbridge and shortly after his graduation entered the United States Air Force. Ted...
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Susan E. Duncan

November 22, 1956 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Brian E. Barre

February 8, 1943 - November 23, 2016

Brian E. Barre, 73, formerly of Norwich and most recently of Manlius, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the St. Joseph's Hospital of Syracuse. Brian was born on February 8, 1943 in Afton, NY the son of Hollis and Isabel (Yenalitis) Barre. Spending the early years of his life in Afton, Brian worked on his uncle's farm and attended school in Afton. He subsequently...
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William J. Welch

January 19, 1940 - November 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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John Sutton

March 14, 1952 - November 20, 2016

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Alma Biviano Tillapaugh VanWieren

April 13, 1932 - November 20, 2016

ALMA BIVIANO TILLAPAUGH VANWIERENNORWICH - Alma Biviano Tillapaugh VanWieren passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the age of 84. Alma was born in Oxford to Fitzhugh Christian and Mary Davis on April 13, 1932. She was a graduate of the Oxford Class of 1949. Following high school, she spent three years working as a secretary at Smith Ford in Norwich. Alma...
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