Marie E. Dyer

Marie E. Dyer, 86, of Rome, passed away at home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was born on May 9, 1931 in Sherburne, NY, a daughter of Clifford and Claudine Winton Wilcox. On August 1, 1950 in Sherburne she married Fred S. Dyer, a blessed union of 67 years. She attended schools in New Berlin, NY and MVCC. Marie had worked for the former Stars Store and retired after many years as the office manager of a Medical office. She enjoyed gardening, camping, travelling and mostly spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member for many years of the Stanwix Heights Fire Dept. Auxiliary and marched in many parades. She was a member of the First

Marie A. Laufer

Marie A. Laufer, 73, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home with her husband by her side. She was born on June 13, 1944 in Herkimer the daughter of Biagio and Mary Cancelino D’Ambrosio. On May 17, 1969 in St. Anthony’s Church, Herkimer, she married Anthony (Tony) Laufer, a blessed union of 48 years. Marie was a graduate of Herkimer High School. She had worked as a secretary for the Schillaci Insurance Agency for twenty years. During her leisure time she enjoyed playing Bingo and Keno at the Casino. Marie is survived by her beloved family, her husband Anthony; a son Kevin A. Laufer of Rome; grandchildren, Kariann and Chloe Laufer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jacqueline

Paul Leonbruno

Paul Leonbruno, 88, of Rome, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Grand Nursing Home. He was born on February 1, 1929 in Whitehall, NY a son of Paolo and Anna Pageralla Leonbruno. On September 26, 1953 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Florence Vaccaro, a blessed union of 63 years. He attended school in Whitehall. Paul was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Korean War. He retired after 40 years as a supervisor at Rome Strip Steel. He was a member of the VFW #2246. He enjoyed collecting coins, building doll houses and life with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Paul is survived by his beloved family, his wife

Javien Junior Ortiz

Javien Junior Ortiz, 5, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Syracuse with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 25, 2011 in Rome a son of Gregory J. and Sasha Ortiz. He was a student at the John Joy Elementary School. He loved Mickey Mouse, riding bikes and especially making everyone smile. He was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church. Javien is survived by his beloved and cherished family, his mother and father, Gregory and Sasha; a brother Jahsiah; grandparents, Deborah and Rick, Elga and Bruce, Lonnie; great- grandmother Sharon M.; aunts, Crystal, Desirae, Miranda and Lisalee; uncles, Idris, Jesse, Richard and Giovanni; great-aunts, Nicky, Missy, Becky,

Arlene May Williams Marchione,

Arlene May Williams Marchione, 82, of Rome and Saratoga Springs, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Wesley Health Center, Saratoga Springs. She was born on August 1, 1934 in Waterville, the daughter of Richard and Euphemia Bentley Williams. On May 5, 1956 she married Eustachio “Fred” Marchione. She had worked at the Rose Hospital and the Masonic Home, Utica. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, but most of all, being with her cherished grandchildren. Arlene is survived by her beloved family, a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Richard Sherlock of Burnt Hills, three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Della Marchione of Laconia, NH, Richard and Nancy Marchione of Troy, and Rosario “Ross”

You can shed tears that I am gone
or you can smile because I have lived
You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of my yesterday
You can remember me and only that I am gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what I would want
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

 rmb

                                    

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