Catherine Elizabeth (White) Phillips

Catherine Elizabeth (White) Phillips, 83, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Catherine was born on September 5, 1936 in Syracuse the daughter of the late Helen (Upfold) Groesbeck and Edward White. Catherine is survived by her beloved family, sons Dennis (Mary) Phillips of Syracuse and Brian Phillips of Rome; granddaughter Lindsey Phillips of Westmoreland; grandsons Jon Phillips of Syracuse, Mike (Jena) Valerino of Syracuse, Tom Valerino of Syracuse; a sister Shirley Thiabault of Florida; a brother Edward (Linda) Johnson of Florida and several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her son Daryl Phillips and a brother Charles Johnson. Catherine was a proud graduate of Ca

Darrell Grandfield

Darrell Grandfield, 94, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He was born on January 8, 1926 in Brownstown, IL., the son of George and Ethel Lawson Grandfield. On August 12, 1978 he married Joy Beckwith, a blessed union of 41 years. Darrell had worked for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as a supervisor and the former Sid Stockholm Ford as the Leasing Department manager. He proudly served in the US Marine Corp. during WW II and later with the US Air Force retiring in 1968. His hobby was with horses, including riding them. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Darrell is survived by his beloved family, his wife Joy; daughte

John Michael Calicchia

John Michael Calicchia, 39, of Rome, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at home. He was born on January 28, 1981 in Rome the son of John L. and Anne T. Calicchia. He was an inquisitive and thoughtful young lad, leading to an adulthood when he proudly joined the US Army, doing a tour in Iraq with his Infantry Unit; based in Europe earning awards for his strengths. After the Army he did local work. John enjoyed cars, fitness, learning, and loving animals. He was a wonderful listener, loyal friend and was very good with fixing and making things. He has returned to his folks who went before him, and Leo, a pet he brought in off the street and who later went missing, keeping his food and wate

Martha M. Nelson

Martha M. (Amodio) Nelson, 77, of Rome, passed away at home on Sunday, March 1, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was born on March 20, 1942 in Utica the daughter of Angelo and Celestine Scotellaro Amodio. On January 14, 1969 she married Donald F. Wilson who passed away in 2004. She remarried on May 17, 1980 to Wesley Nelson who passed away in 1995. She attended Utica Schools and later became a hair stylist. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Marlene Kupiec of Frankfort, Lisa Wilson of Rome and Ann Marie (John) Lohr of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, James (Sandra) Wilson of Rochester; eight grandchildren and six great grandsons; a sister-in-law, Marie Amodio of

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.

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