Amy Jo Ferrance

Ferrance obit


December 18, 1967 ~ September 26, 2016 

GREIG- Amy Jo Ferrance, 48, of Brantingham Road, Greig, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at Lewis County General Hospital, under the loving care of the staff, her family, and Lewis County Hospice.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. Calling hours are Thursday, October 13, from Noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brantingham Cemetery immediately following the service.

She is survived by two daughters, Samantha Stanford of Greig and Sara Shaw of Port Leyden; three sisters, Vanessa Ferrance of Massena, Antoinette "Toni" Hoover of Charlotte, NC, Michelle Ferrance and Philip Lustyik of Fredericksburg, VA; a brother, Richard Ferrance Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Bradley Ferrance.

Amy Jo was born on December 18, 1967, in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the late Richard W. and Katherine R. “Kitty” Karl Ferrance Mezey. She graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1986. She went on to work for Beaverite Products and served at Luigi’s Pizzeria from 2012-2013. Amy Jo deeply loved her family, friends, animals, and plants. She also enjoyed the warmth of basking in the sun.

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Nelson Loyd Young

August 15, 1922 to September 23, 2016

Port Leyden- Nelson Loyd Young, 94, a longtime resident of Canal St. passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Lewis County General Hospital, after a short illness.

He was born on River St. Lowville, on August 15, 1922, a son of Clinton Jasbor and Anne LaRock Young. Nelson grew up in the Martinsburg and Lowville area receiving his education at East Martinsburg School, and Glenfield, before completing his education at Lowville Academy & Central School.

In 1941, Mr. Young entered the U.S. Army, serving his country stateside, before serving in the European Theater of WW II, including with Battle of the Bulge in 1944-45. After his honorable discharge he returned to Port Leyden, settling on Canal St.

On June 20, 1942, Nelson was united in marriage with Helen F. Burch, at St. Martin’s Church Rectory, Port Leyden. Mrs. Young, an assistant cashier at Lyons Falls Bank, passed away on January 13, 2004.

Following WW II, Mr. Young established Nelson Young New and Used Automobile Dealership on Rt. 12, Port Leyden. He was very generous with people and greatly enjoyed operating this business until retiring in 2007. During this time he drove school bus for Port Leyden Central School, worked at Lyons Falls GLF, sold and moved furniture, and owned and operated a gas station in Port Leyden.

Mr. Young was a member of the Lowville V.F.W. and he enjoyed dancing, socializing, mowing lawns, plowing snow and watching NY Yankee Baseball games.

He is survived by one brother, Ronald Young and his wife, both of Lowville, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ray, Gerald and Richard. Also surviving are two longtime close friends, Robert and Carolyn Nagy, Port Leyden.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or services; a private interment will be in Old Glendale Cemetery, Glenfield.

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Margaret I. Buneo


November 19, 1926 to September 16, 2016

Boonville- Margaret I. Buneo, 89, widow of Ted, lifelong resident of the Moose River Road, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, following a brief illness.

Margaret was born on the Yazowski Homestead Farm, on the Moose River Road, on November 19, 1926, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Lupiezowic Yazowski. She received her education and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1945. Following graduation, Margaret then began her long and passionate career in the farming business by first helping her mother run the family farm.

On May 20, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage with Theodore J. Buneo at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Rev. Robert Driscoll officiating. Following their marriage the couple settled on the Yazowski Farm. In 1951 they purchased the farm which they continued to operate together until their retirement in 1991. Mr. Buneo a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII passed away on January 7, 2005.

Margaret also enjoyed tending to her gardens. She will fondly be remembered by her friends and neighbors for sharing the vegetables and flowers she raised. Above all, Margaret enjoyed her role as homemaker, and loving mother to her daughters. She was a talented cook and baker as well. Knitting and rug making were a specialty of hers. Margaret was of the catholic faith, and has been a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon M. (Emil) Dedek, Milton, NY; Patricia J. Castellano, Modena, NY, her foster son Robert Hobin, Whitesboro, several nieces and nephews, among whom Mary O’Sullivan, Patty Forino and John Carroll where very special to her. Also surviving is Ponch, her beloved dog. Besides her husband Ted, she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Andrea Buneo on March 11, 1961; and as the last surviving member of her siblings, she was predeceased by brothers: Thomas, Frank, Joseph, Rudy, Henry and John Yazowski, and sisters Rose Paddock and Elizabeth Carroll.

A Prayer Service will be on Tuesday, September 20, at 10:15 am at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, with Rev. Thomas Ward Officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box #164, Boonville, New York 13309

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John David Eggan Jr.


April 16, 1936 to September 18, 2016

John David Eggan Jr, 80, of Western, passed away on Sunday September 18, 2016, at the Masonic Care Community.

He was born in Rome, NY on April 16, 1936, a son of the late John D. Sr. and Grace Evans Eggan. John was a graduate of R.F.A. Class of 1954; he then went on to attend Utica College before enlisting in the United States Army Reserves. On August 26, 1958 John was united in marriage to Mary L. Burdick at the residence of Rev. David Boswell in Rome.

John was a very active member of his community serving as a Volunteer fireman for the City of Rome and the Town of Western for over 50 years. He also served on the Town of Western Board of Assessment for several years. John was a Mason and member of the Hathaway Lodge. He was a Ham Radio operator and enjoyed working and spending time with his family. While in high school, John worked for Lee Bates Well Drilling. He later worked for New York State at the Rome State School. During the 1960’s John and his wife Mary also operated a Allis-Chalmers dealership. In 1959 John established his own excavating business known as Eggan Excavating, which is know today as Eggan Excavating & Equipment Co., Inc.

Survivors include John’s loving wife Mary of 58 years; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John D. III and Sandy Eggan, Boonville, Douglas and Martha Eggan, Western, and Mark Eggan, Rome; one brother Ronald Eggan and wife Ann, Rome; a brother-in-law Frank Borberly; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Prince and Elizabeth Schmitt and husband George, nine grandchildren, John Eggan (Kristina), Eric and Branden Eggan, Rachael Knight and husband Brendon, Sarah and Allyson Eggan, Andrew and Andreanna Eggan, Gabriella Trela and husband Paul; one great granddaughter Hailey I. Eggan; several nieces and nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Jayn S. Eggan on August 10, 2016 and sister Carol Borberly and nephew James Eggan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Care Community Rehabilitation Unit, 2150 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501 or The House of the Good Shepherd Holiday Hope Program, 1550 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Family and Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday from 4-8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Eveline P. McCluskey

September 19, 1921 to September 9, 2016

Barneveld- Eveline P. McCluskey, 94, of Acacia Village, formerly of Boon St. Barneveld, widow of Thomas J., passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Eveline was born in Utica, on September 19, 1921, the daughter of Humphrey J. and Frances Dicker Perry. She was raised on the Mapledale Road, Holland Patent. She was one of the last surviving attendees of the Wethersfield one-room schoolhouse, completing her education at Holland Patent High School, graduating with the Class of 1939. Eveline then attended and graduated in 1940 from the Excelsior School of Business, Utica. For a time she was employed as a secretary at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, and then as a teller at Oneida National Bank, Holland Patent.

On October 12, 1946, Eveline was united in marriage with Thomas J. McCluskey, at St. Leo’s Church, Holland Patent. In 1953 the couple moved to Barneveld where they raised their family. In 2013 they moved to Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Community. Mr. McCluskey, a WWII Army veteran and retiree of the NYS Tax Dept., Utica, passed away on October 4, 2014.

Eveline enjoyed traveling with her husband, birdwatching and golfing at Glass Hill Golf Course,Trenton Falls. She was an active member of the Barneveld Senior Citizens, and former member of the Mappa Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Barneveld.

Eveline is survived by her daughter Kathy and son in law, Ivor Jones, Canajoharie, NY, a daughter in law, Christine Callan McCluskey, Remsen, NY. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin T. McCluskey, and by a great granddaughter, Randi Jones. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Price Jones and wife, Christine Powell Jones, Perkasie, PA, Bevan Jones and wife Sandra Boise Jones, Smyrna, NY, Waylon Jones, and wife, Vanessa DeRoux, Duvall, WA, Tristan Jones and wife, Rev. Amy Beth Wellman, Jones, Scotch Plains, NJ, Jason McCluskey, Nevada City, CA, and Amy McCluskey, Syracuse, NY; seven great grandchildren, Ryan, Riley, Gavin, Collin, Lilly, Sam, and Owen, niece and nephews: Erma and Howard “Butch” Gilbert, James Perry, and Warren and Nancy Perry. She was also predeceased by her brothers Ira and Merwin Perry, and nieces Barbara Linck and Irene Runburg.

Eveline’s family will receive friends and relatives in the Multi-Purpose Room at Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Facility, 2160 Bleecker St. Utica, on Monday, September 19, from 11am to 1pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm, followed by a celebration of her 95th birthday. Interment in Holland Patent Cemetery will be held at 4pm. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to purchase a swing to be placed on the grounds at Acacia Village in memory of Tom and Eveline. Envelopes will be available at the service or donations may be sent to Kathy I. Jones, 1425 ST HWY 163, Canajoharie, NY 13317.

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