William G. DeGroat

William G. DeGroat, 59, of Lee Center passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born in Oneida on December 29, 1957, a son of David Archer and Barbara Mae Youngs DeGroat. On July 4, 2015 in Lee Center he married Suzanne Smith. He graduated from Rome Free Academy. He had worked as a truck driver for RB Humphreys, Rome Express, Conway and last for Fed-Ex. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting coins and baseball cards. He also liked old trucks and cars. William is survived by his beloved family, his wife Suzanne; daughters and sons-in-law, Darby and Matt Startley and Rebecca McCaulley and Larry Chmielewski, Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, William Jr. and Erin DeGroat; grandchi

Angelo Carletta

Angelo Carletta, 85, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on November 20, 1931 in Rome a son of Rosario and Josephine Alu Carletta. On October 12, 1957 in St. Anthony’s Church in Utica he married Louise Dianna, a blessed union of 60 years. He attended Rome Schools and graduated from the Rome Trade School in 1950. He proudly served in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper and was honorable discharged in 1954. Angelo worked for many years as a mason and belonged to Local #2 Mason’s Union retiring in 1995. He worked most of his years for the BS McCarey Construction Co. of Rome. He was

Sunday Ann Guy

Sunday Ann Guy, 70, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 11, 1947 in Rome, a daughter of Henry “Hank” and Marie “Minnie” Antonucci. On January 13, 1968 in St. John the Baptist Church she married David L. Guy, a blessed union of 49 years. She was a graduate of RFA, class of 1965. She had worked as a bakery and deli manager for Chicago Markets, Great American and after her retirement she worked part time at Walmart. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and watching her grandchildren playing sports. Sunday Ann is survived by her beloved family, her husband David; sons and daughters-in-law, David H. a

Anthony Peter Vagnoni

Anthony Peter Vagnoni, 87, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 while living at the Colonial Park Rehabilitation Center. Anthony was born on September 12, 1930 to Samuel and Agnes Senali Vagnoni. He attended Rome Schools and participated in the basketball program at RFA. He occasionally worked at his father’s restaurant, Sammy’s, while In high school. He attended Niagara University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1952 with a degree in Economics. After graduation he was drafted into the US Army getting advanced medical training at Brooke Medical, Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was then assigned to the 2nd field hospital in Munich, Germany. With his honorable discharge from Camp Ki

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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