Funeral notices — Dec. 6, 2017
BUTTERS — Hildred R. Butters, 83, of Rome, on Nov. 27, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Friday at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road. Burial Rome Cemetery. Calling hours 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the service.
Contributions to Utica College Office of Advancement, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica NY 13502; or the Rome Academy of Sciences Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 211, Rome NY 13442-0211.
COLLINS — Teri Minor-Collins, 54, of Sylvan Beach, on Nov. 28, 2017.
Service noon Saturday at South Bay Chapel, 8954 Morris Road, Canastota. Burial North Bay Cemetery. Celebration of life to follow at Kelly’s Pub, 2098 Route 49, North Bay.
Arrangements by McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Road, Utica.
CROAD — Gary Lee Croad, 75, of Rome, on Nov. 29, 2017.
Calling hours 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St.
DeGROAT — William G DeGroat, 59, of Lee Center, on Nov. 11, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
FRANCIS — Karen Lee Peebles Francis, 71, of New York Mills and formerly of Oneida, on Dec. 2, 2017.
Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
KIRK — Chester J. Kirk, 76, of Constableville, on Dec. 5, 2017.
Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St., Boonville and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. Burial Carmichael Hill Cemetery, Western. Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at St. Jude’s Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis, TN 38101.
McBRIDE — Mary Jo McBride, 62, of San Rafael, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2017.
Services noon May 12, 2018, at Townsend Cemetery in Stittville.
Contributions to the Dream Foundation (dreamfoundation.org) or the Cancer Research Institute (cancerresearch.org).
Arrangements by Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St.
RONDINELLI — Rosetta M. (Bilotta) Rondinelli, 91, of Rome, on Dec. 4, 2017.
Arrangements by Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St., are incomplete.
SHORT — Paul A. Short, 77, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Rome, on Nov. 17, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at the Melech Hospice House, 11125 N 52nd St., Tampa, Fla.
Contributions to LifePath Hospice through chaptershealth.org.
Arrangements by Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services,12541 Ulmerton Road in Largo, Fla.
STROPP - Robert Houser Stropp, 74, of Holland Patent, on Dec. 3, 2017.
Services 2 p.m. Friday at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Barneveld. Calling hours 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
THIERRY — Eleanor M. Thierry, 92, of Utica, on Dec. 3, 2017.
Services 6 p.m. today at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Road, Utica. Calling hours 4-6 p.m. today. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.
WEBER — Mary P. (Peck) Weber, 82, of Rome, on Dec. 5, 2017.
Service 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Utica. Calling hours 8:30-10 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., New Hartford.
Arrangements by Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St..
WILLSON — Pauline L. Willson, 83, of Florence, on Dec. 5, 2017.
Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden, are incomplete. Burial Redfield Cemetery.
WITCHLEY — Frederick C. Witchley, 82, of Rome, on Dec. 2, 2017.
Services 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, Rome. Burial St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Oneida. Calling hours 6-8 p.m. today at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road.