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Constableville-Eleanor J. (Saladin) Menard, 85, of Kotary Rd., widow of Albert, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at The Presbyterian Home for Central New York, in New Harford.


A native and long time resident of Utica, Eleanor was born on April 28, 1933, a daughter of Vincent Leo and Louise Cloute Saladin. Eleanor grew up in Utica, where she attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, and graduated from Utica Free Academy with the Class of 1951. For many years the couple resided on Westmoreland Street, Whitesboro, before moving to their present home near Constableville in 1992. Mrs. Menard was employed at Loblaws Grocery Store of Whitesboro.


On August 4, 1951, Eleanor was united in marriage with Albert H. Menard, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Utica. Mr. Menard, a US Army Veteran, and co- owner of BGM Supply, Inc., heating and plumbing company, passed away on June 7, 2017.


She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden and she loved bowling, playing cards, camping, crocheting and reading.


Eleanor is survived by her children: Barbara (Rod) Westbrook, Deerfield, Lawrence (Diane) Menard, Sauquoit, Mary (Paul) Shaw, Plant City, FL, Brian (Kathy) Menard, Boonville, Nancy Seelman, Turin, Ann (Peter) Croneiser, Old Forge, and Karen (Larry) Gilpin, Dover, DE. Grandchildren, Joe (Meghan) Dote, Marcy, Christine Dote (Alexis Rule), Rochester, William Menard, New Hartford, Cassandra Menard, (Earl Clark) Oriskany, Robert Menard, Sauquoit, Rebecca Lichorowic (Dustin Clendenin) Newark, Cynthia Lichorowic (Kurt Van Horn), Raleigh, NC, Jane Lichorowic (Shawn Axtell), Rochester, Theresa Card, Limestone, ME, Patricia (Nick) Gallo, Boonville, Raymond (Kirstie) Menard, Maine, Danielle (Jeff) Abrial, Otter Lake, Emily Croneiser, Cobleskill, and Dakota Gilpin, Delaware. Great grandchildren: Sawyer Dote, Marcy, Riley Dote, Marcy, Zek Clark, Oriskany, Ryan Card, Orono, ME, Trevor Gallo, Boonville, Alexis Gallo, Boonville, Mickayla Abrial, Lauren Abrial, Kimberly Abrial, and Lilliana Abrial, Otter Lake and a Great-Great Grandchild: Rilynn Card, Orono, ME. Also surviving are three sisters, Theresa Cackett, Utica, Fran Welch, Oriskany and Janice Marfone, Forestport; one brother, Robert Saladin, Florida and her brother in law, Ronald Menard, Niantic, CT.


Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Louise Saladin, her in laws, Henry and Flora Menard, a daughter, Linda Menard, a son-in-law, Robert Seelman, brothers, Wilfred and his wife, Jane Saladin, Vincent and wife Bertha Saladin, Thomas and Norma Saladin, a sister, Mary and husband, George Allen, brothers in law, Earl Cackett and Elmer Welch and Sisters-in-law, Sister Rose Marie Menard, C.S.J. and Sandy Menard.


Eleanor’s family wishes to extend a note of special thanks and appreciation to the Maple Wing staff for the excellent care they gave to our mother.


Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden, with interment to follow in St. Peter’s & Paul’s Cemetery, Fish Creek. There are no public calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, P.O Box 382, West Leyden, NY 13325. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Utica- Sarah B. Politano, 87, formerly of Elsie St. Rome, and Markham St. Lyons Falls, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, September 30th, at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford.


Sarah was born on August 5, 1931, at her parents’ residence, THE PLACE, ENFIELD, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Sarah was the daughter of James Franklin and Susan Palmer Greenwell. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing, as a Registered Nurse. In 1994, Sarah relocated from Maryland to Lyons Falls, where she lived for several years.


In her youth, Sarah loved horses and was an avid equestrian. She spent summers on the beach in Ocean City, MD. Dancing, listening to music and playing Bingo were some of her favorite pastimes. Continuing her mother’s legacy, Sarah was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of St. John’s Church Lyons Falls.


Sarah is survived by her children: Ellen B. Politano, Hawaii, Mary Suzanne Politano, Utica, Cynthia A. Politano, Boonville and John F. Politano, Hawaii; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Ricci, Edward and Nicholas Pallett, Megan, Kellie and Mathew Politano, and her former spouse Pascal R. Politano, (Ret. Major, US Army). She was predeceased by her son, James Robert and by her brother, James R. Greenwell.


A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo will officiate. There are no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Our Lady’s Cemetery of Medley’s Neck Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Maryland. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church in Lyons Falls, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, South Kortright, NY or the Port Leyden Food Pantry at St. Martin’s Church.

Boonville- Fred Wieczerzak, 56, passed away suddenly September 29, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Fred was born on May 14, 1962 the son of late Florence (Karpinski) and Walter Wieczerzak of Boonville, NY. He was united in marriage August 27, 1987 with Gail M. Schue, 31 years of marriage blessed them with two daughters.

Fred worked various construction jobs before running the dairy farm he grew up on. He was currently employed with Kellogg’s Dry Wall and Painting of Turin, NY.

His true passion lied within his garage and his need for speed. Although most of his life was labor intensive work, any free time was spent with either one of his Camaro’s, which were his pride and joy. Summer weekends were spent at the drag strip with his son-in-law. He adored spending time with his grandkids and introducing his grandson into motorsports.
His hobbies also included hunting on his farmland and family camp on Tug Hill and snowmobiling with friends and family.
Fred valued his family and spending time with them especially his annual Lake George vacation of 15 years. Fred was well known by everyone for his ability to lighten any mood with his memorable joking.

In addition to his wife Gail, of Boonville, he is survived by two daughters Ashley and Stephen Ellinger, Boonville, NY, and Elise Wieczerzak, Rochester, NY, and grandchildren Tyler, Brody and Aliyah Ellinger. He also survived by sister, Linda Wieczerzak and Ben Coe, Tobaccoville, NC and brother, Reginald Wieczerzak, New York, NY. Fred was predeceased by a sister, Diana Moshier and father-in-law, Donald Schue
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 9:45 am at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, October 3rd, 3-7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Josephs Cemetery. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Rome- Mary Ann (Piatkowski) Larrivey, 80, of Rome, widow of Frank, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since June, 2017.


Born in West Leyden on April 3, 1938, Mary Ann was the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Sosnowski) Piatkowski. Later she lived in Boonville, Rome and Verona, attending Verona High School, until 1952, when her family moved to Boonville. She graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1957.


On June 7, 1958 Mary Ann was united in marriage with Frank Larrivey, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. In 1965, the couple moved to Rome, where Mary Ann was employed as a secretary to the finance officer at Griffiss Air Force Base for many years, retiring in 1993. After retirement she enjoyed serving as a volunteer at Rome Memorial Hospital, as a member of Rosewood TWIG and also volunteered at St. Paul’s Church. She and her husband loved to travel and work in their gardens. Mr. Larrivey passed away on January 7. 2016.


She was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Rome, GAFB GALS, and Rosewood TWIG.


Mary Ann is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and a very special cousin and godchild, Joanne Kelpy, who was always there for her throughout her courageous battle with A.L.S. She is also survived by her very dear friends: Ceil Ferris, Jean Iselo, Betty Clapper, Jean Moles, Joyce Dousharm, Margaret Garbarino, Patty Domenico, Joan Nigro and Dan Reed and many more. In addition to her husband, Frank, Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Joseph.


Her funeral will be held on Monday, October 8, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church and Rev. Robert Kelly, pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Rome, will concelebrate her Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to either Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, 110 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to St. Paul’s Church, 1807 Bedford St. Rome, NY 13440. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Remsen- Philip J. Cassidy, 60, of Starr Hill Road passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

He was born in Utica on January 1, 1958 a son of Howard and Barbara Roscup Cassidy. He grew up in Remsen and then came to Boonville to live where he graduated from Adirondack Central School in 1977. He entered the United States Army and upon his honorable discharge he came back to Remsen where he was employed for the town as a truck driver. Phil was currently a bed shop technician at Mohawk Valley Health Care System where he has been employed for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Remsen Volunteer Fire Company, where he enjoyed marching in parades; he also enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, giving grandchildren rides on the four-wheeler, muscle cars and he was an avid Mets fan.

Surviving are his companion and soul mate, Patty Hines; daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Carlton Eastman II, Sherrill; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Melinda Hines, Yulee, Florida; grandchildren, Alissa Marino, Andrew and Aidan Eastman, Clair and Connor Eastman and Troy and Annabelle Hines; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Charlotte Cassidy, Remsen; one sister and brother-in-law , Pamela and Douglas Boshart, Boonville; one sister-in-law, Linda Cassidy, Holland Patent; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard Jr. and Barbara Krecidlo, Remsen and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Michael on March 6, 2009 and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard Sr. and Mary Krecidlo.

Phil’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Ackley-Mills Funeral Home, 9597 Main Street, Remsen. Calling hours will be from 12- 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Steuben Valley Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Remsen Volunteer Fire Department. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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