Biography: LUCY R. TAYLOR
CANASTOTA- Lucy R. Taylor, 81, Belleview Drive, died Wednesday evening, July 2, 2014, in the Oneida Healthcare Center, where she had been a medical patient for the past two days.
Born in Rome, on March 2, 1933, she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret Tucci Rossi. A lifelong resident of the area, Lucy was educated in Canastota schools. She married Clarence J. “Frenchie” Taylor in Canastota, on August 25, 1951. Mr. Taylor died on July 22, 1974.
Prior to her retirement, Lucy was employed with the Canastota School District and previously with Vernon Downs. She was a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church, a former member of the Canastota Fire Department Auxiliary and bowled in several Canastota leagues.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle “Poochie” and James Herringshaw of Canastota, Mary and Robert Marshall of Verona and Tracy and Keith Miller of Oneida; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Barbara Taylor of Canastota; one sister, Mary Del Vecchio of Rome; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Patrick and Mary Rossi of Riner, VA, Anthony and Rena Rossi of Oneida and Michael Rossi of Oneida; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Delores Shlotzhauer, Mary Calutti and Theresa Hastings and one brother, Frank Rossi.
The family offers a special thanks to Dr. Jim Vanderhoof and her dear friend, Rose Stagnitti for the years of care and concern, and to Carol and Christie who were special caregivers to Lucy.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Tuesday from St. Agatha’s Church, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Stephen Wirkes, pastor. Interment will be made in St. Agatha’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, 4-7 PM, Monday. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 507 Kent Street, Utica, NY 13501or the American Cancer Society, Box 7, 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.
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