Katherine E. “Momaire” Suhey, 74, of Kirkville passed away peacefully. She graduated from Vocational High School. She was an avid card player and loved animals. She is survived by her husband, John Suhey, Jr.; daughter, Rebecca Lazore; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by many pets, especially Sadie. At Katherine’s request there will be no calling hours or service. Contributions may be made to Wanders Rest, P.O. Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032.
Alice Eggert Zion, age 93, of Kirkville passed away Tuesday November 14th, peacefully with her family at her side. She married Arthur Zion in 1944 and together they raised 9 children. She was pre-deceased by her husband Art, daughters Susie and Marialice, granddaughter Erin and 7 brothers and sisters. She leaves behind her children: Art (Mary), Chuck (Ellie), Peter (Diane), John (Diana), Tim (Pam), George (Karen), and Marijane (Don) Warner. She also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 sister Services will be at St Mary’s Church in Minoa Saturday November 18th with calling hours at 10:00 and a mass of celebration at 11:00. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sunnyside Care Center or Minoa Ambulance.
Evangeline Fortino, 81, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was born in Syracuse and attended Central High School. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She was co-owner with her husband of Fortino of Fayetteville Florist for 53 years. She served on committees of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospital and served on the Board of the Corinthian Foundation. Angie was a gourmet cook and an accomplished baker. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Alfonso Fortino, Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Betsey Fortino of Utica and Christopher and Lauri Fortino of DeWitt; brothers, Van (Michelina) Sterio and Dimitrio (Krystyna) Sterio; grandchildren, Thomas and Christopher; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Alexander and Costantino Sterio. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Prayers will begin at 10:15 am on Monday at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Thomas F. Hennessey, Sr. died November 11, 2017 surrounded by his family. Tom was born September 26, 1939 the son of John R. Hennessey and Anna (Gilson) Hennessey. Tom graduated from MVCC and served in the US Navy as a pilot. He enjoyed golf, good wine and travel. His incredible sense of humor and dry wit was appreciated by all who knew him. Tom was still working for Sabert Insulation until recently. He was a member of the Pastimes Athletic Club, the American Legion, the Updowntowners and was President of the 323 Club. Tom spent many years volunteering for the Catholic Youth Organization - CYO, Lourdes Camp and ESMFA. Tom was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Richard Hennessey. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his sister, Patricia Coolican (Richard); his children, Kelly Shanahan (Pat), Thomas F. Hennessey, Jr., David S. Hennessey, Megan Chambers (Stuart), and Steven Brandt (Kristin); and eleven grandchildren, Ryan, Caitlyn, Sara, Lauren, Taylor, Connor, Caden, Drew, Nash, Anders, and Sophie. Family and friends may call from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 17th at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, followed by a celebration of Tom’s life at Traditions at the Links, North Burdick St., East Syracuse. Tom was an extraordinary man, loving husband and father who will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and numerous friends. Contributions may be made to WCNY, P.O. Box 2400, Syracuse, NY 13220.
Robert J. Charette, Sr., 84 of Jamesville, passed away Thursday after a long illness, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Leo and Alice Charette. He founded Charette Brothers in 1968, and he worked there until his retirement in 1998. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Robert’s interests were traveling, camping and gardening. Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nina; two daughters, Christine (Jim) Parlier of KS and Amy Hawksley of Camillus; two sons, Robert (Marta) Charette of Tucson and David (Jennifer) Charette of Jamesville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Wednesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 104 Academy St., Manlius. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fabius-Pompey Central School District Athletics, 1211 Mill St. Fabius, NY 13063.