Edna S. Ferris, 88, of Auburn died Tuesday December 10, 2013. Born in Syracuse she had retired from Smith Corona Corp.
Surviving are her son John Robinson of Auburn, her brother Donald Symons of Skaneateles 1 nephew and 2 nieces. She was predeceased by her sister Evelyn.
Services are private. Contributions may be made to The SPCA
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Clara Cannucciari, 98, of Skaneateles passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday. She was born on August 18, 1915 to Joseph and Josephine Bonfanti in Melrose Park, IL. She met her husband, Dino Cannucciari, when he was touring with the Vatican Choir in Chicago in the 1940s. They were wed in Rome, Italy and were married happily for 43 years. In 1983 they moved to Skaneateles to be near their only child Carl Cannucciari, his wife Nancy, and their four children. During the Great Depression, Clara left high school in order to go to work. Later in her life she touched many people with her stories of feeding her family during the Depression in her internet cooking series and book Clara’s Kitchen. Clara was predeceased in death by her parents Joseph and Josephine Bonfanti, her brother Sam Bonfanti , her loving husband Dino Cannucciari, and her son Carl Cannucciari. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Nancy Cannucciari; her four grandchildren: Therese (Patrick) Steinhoff, Christopher (Abby) Cannucciari, John-Paul (Kyoko) Cannucciari, and Mark Cannucciari; and five great grandchildren: Henry, Carl, and Joseph Steinhoff and Benjamin and Eliana Cannucciari. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends and fans.
Calling hours will be held from 4pm-7pm on Sunday, December 1st at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on Monday, December 2nd at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Clara’s name to Joseph’s House, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfunerealhome.com
Nora was born December 11th, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, weighing only 1 pound 4 ounces. She passed away Friday, November 22nd, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA. Nora lived an incredibly full life and faced each challenge she encountered with perseverance, strength and grace beyond her years. Nora loved tea parties, car rides, doggies, ice cream cones, baseball, basketball and reading books in Swedish and English. She was an avid watcher of and interactive participant in Dora and Diego, Special Agent Oso, Curious George and Bamse, amongst many others. She was passionate about birthday cakes, splashing water, Christmas, hummingbirds, listening to and making music, baking, painting and drawing. She especially loved her cousin Gigi, her best friend Katia, bike rides with her Pappa and dancing with her Mamma. With her courage and zeal Nora showed us that each day was an opportunity to create everlasting memories, always pushing for “more” and “again.” She will be remembered by all who met her as an extremely smart little girl with an irresistible sense of humor, overflowing with joy and an indomitable zest for life. Nora was a miracle and with her passing there is a hole torn out of the hearts of her family and friends. Nora's life was illuminated by love. Every moment of every day, she was cherished by her parents and cheered on by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Though her life was unfairly brief, she spent it surrounded by support, always aware of how special and valued she was. Nora is survived by her mother, Claire McCormack and her father, Thomas Boström, her maternal grandparents Kevin and Fran McCormack, of Skaneateles, her paternal grandparents Thorsten and Pia Boström, her aunts Erin McCormack, Anette Armandt and Caroline Pettinger, her uncles Steve Johnson and Fredrik Armandt, and her cousins Genevieve Johnson and Alva and Alice Armandt. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Thelma Stock McCormack. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, November 29th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 30th at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan Street. Nora will be buried next to her Grandma Thelma. We will be creating a foundation to honor Nora. Details to follow. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Robert “Bob” T Stinson, Jr, 66, husband of Faye M Stinson, died Wednesday, November, 20, 2013 in Fairfax City, VA. Born in Orange County, FL. on Jan 31, 1947; Bob was the son of the late Robert T and Edith (Wells) Stinson, and godson and nephew of the late Donald J Stinson. He grew up in Skaneateles, NY and earned a BS in civil engineering from North Carolina State. He served his county in the US Army in Vietnam. His job took him across the United States and he retired from Dominion Power in 2005. He was a devoted father to his two children, Katherine Masters and Lt Robert T Stinson III, USN; and his four grandchildren: Jamie Elizabeth Stinson, Robert T Stinson, IV, Maximilian Masters and Genevieve Masters. He is also survived by his three siblings, Michael, Katherine and John Stinson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 10 AM at St Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.
Mary E. Bush, passed away Tuesday November 19, 2013. Mary was born July 14, 1918 the daughter of the late George & Alida Smith. Mary retired from Welch Allyn in 1980. She and her late husband Kenneth C. Bush were avid campers and camped for years at Sto-Ne-Nols campsite in Camden, NY. Mary is survived by her son Dale (Judy) Bush, her daughter Joanne
(Richard) Myers, her grandchildren: Sharon (Michael), Joseph, David (Shelly) Griffin, and Danny (Lynda) Griffin, Todd (Christa) Bush, and Scott Weinerth, a sister Tiny Weinerth, a sister-in-law Mary Adams, and by many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Thursday 3 to 5 PM with a service at 5 PM at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to a favorite Charity.
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David C. Cotter, a native of Skaneateles, left us Saturday evening. He was surrounded by members of his loving family. His beautiful wife Kathleen, son Brandon Cotter with his wife Heather, Daughter Andrea Brzostek anod Her husband Chet. Daughter AnnMarie, with her daughter, Grand daughter to David and Kathleen, Rachel Carnicelli. All shared Dave's last moments with love and music. David also will miss so many friends and family. Step Son Robert Hole, grandchildren, Joseph Carnicelli, Jacob Brzostek, Jeneh Young, Nataile Hole, Bobby Hole and Anissa Hole. David sure loved life. He shared his strength, his love and his humor with so many. David spent decades at General Electric where he made so many life long friendships. He had the pleasure of Chairing the Sportsman Committee, where he rubbed elbows with many of sports greatest. David was a long time baseball and softball player, coach and umpire. Please join his family, his friends, and acquaintances alike, Wednesday November 20th, 2013. From 5pm-8pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Funeral Mass will be offered at 10am on Thursday in St. Mary's of the Lake Church. Luncheon/ Irish send off, time to be determined. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Kathryn A. Joyce, 90, of Skaneateles died Wednesday. Born in Manhattan she was raised in Jackson Heights and Queens and had lived for several years in Island Park on Long Island prior to settling in Skaneateles in 1969. She was Vice President of Joyce New York Agency in Skaneateles and had been a graduate of Dominican Academy and Katharine Gibbs in Manhattan. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles. Surviving are her children Kathryn Joyce Schylinski of Skaneateles, John J. (Kathleen Boudreau) Joyce of Marcellus,, Michael F. Joyce of Skaneateles and Rosemary (David) Radley of Auburn, grandchildren Elisabeth Schylinski (Tom) Mc Caffery, Julia (Lee) Martin, Ian and Dylan Joyce, Benjamin and Thomas Radley and a great-granddaughter Abigail. She was predeceased by her husband John, a daughter Suzanne Joyce and brothers Frank and Eugene Covert. A funeral Mass will be offered Saturday at 10 AM in St. Mary’s of the lake Church. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 PM Friday at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to SAVES or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To send condolences visit:robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Frank P. Tokarz, 99, of Skaneateles died Monday. Born in Auburn, a weaver, he had retired from Nye-Wait in Auburn and Skaneateles Central School. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, a life member of the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of S.O.S and for 35 years with RSVP in Auburn. He received a silver and 2 gold medals at the NYS Senior Games and made a special rug for President Lyndon Johnson. Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Veronica, a daughter Nancy M. Tokarz, of Auburn, a son Daniel F. (Lillian) Tokarz of Syracuse, , 2 grandsons Paul of Syracuse, and David of Phoenix, great-grandchildren, Brooke Tokarz and Morgan O’Tier and a sister Mary Brier. He was predeceased by brothers Walter, Steve, John, Joe and Louis. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 AM Friday in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles. Calling hours will be Thursday 4 to 7 pm at the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Dept. 77 W. Genesee St. Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Dept. or SAVES. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Kyle M. Patrick, 21, of Skaneateles, died Wednesday November 6, 2013. He was born in Auburn on September 1, 1992 and had worked at the Byrne Dairy store in Skaneateles. Surviving are his father Timothy, Sister Kristin and her daughter Rhylee Simmons, mother Earleen Vile and her children Montana, Morgan and Mackenzee, his paternal grandmother Sandra Patrick, and aunt and uncle Lori and Bernie DeGraw, his girlfriend Kaycee and cousins Evan and Leah. Calling hours will be held Wednesday November 13th, 11 AM to 1 PM with a service to follow at 1 PM at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Dept, SAVES or St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Playground Fund. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Peggy Constantino passed away Friday, November 1 after a long illness. Peggy was a Solvay girl and graduated from Solvay High. After several years at Merchants Bank she married her husband, Peter in 1967 and moved to Skaneateles in 1973 where she spent the next 40 years of her life. Her major source of joy and comfort was her family and to those who really knew her she would like to say 'thank you for your friendship. Her children, Peter and Pearson and their wives, Erin and Julia, were a constant source of inspiration. In May, she got to embrace her only grandson, Matteus Earl Constantino. Peggy was very fond of her sister, Mary Ann, her husband, Peter Schaad, her brother, Jack Thorpe, all nieces and nephews and her cherished in-laws. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers, please remember Peggy by donating to Father Champlin's Guardian Angels Society, 424 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com