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John A. Plunkett


John A. Plunkett, 72, of Rome, passed away peacefully on, Friday, January 26, 2024, due to a long battle with COPD. 

   John was born in Syracuse on November 18, 1951, the son of the late Hank Plunkett and Ellen Richards Meade, along with the late Robert Meade.  On January 31, 1987, John married Marcia A. Peterpaul, a blessed union of 36 years.  He worked at the former Kemp Oil and also at Orion Bus Industries.  He enjoyed socializing as well as many outdoor activities.

   Surviving is his beloved wife Marcia, his son Michael John Plunkett of Rome; his daughter and son-in-law Erica and Christopher Thayer of Lee Center; step-daughter and son-in-law Andrea and Chris Akins of Utica, and grandchildren Christian, Gabriella, Damien, Hunter, Morgan and Abel.  He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-law Raymond and Linda Plunkett of Otter Lake and Robert (Scott) Meade; sisters and brother-in-law Suellen Meade and Neil Combs of NC, Patricia Meade of Rome; mother-in-law Shirley Peterpaul of Lee Center; sister-in-law Brenda Heigl of Lee Center, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lisa and Thomas Addison of Rome, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents and step-father; brothers Bobby Plunkett and Jim Meade, and sister Elizabeth Stone SanSoucie.

   Per John’s request, there will be no services.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo Street.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in John’s memory.

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