November 27, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 14-19, 2020

Dec. 19, 2020

Deaths

BASILE — Ersilia (Ceil) Gloria Testa Basile died Dec. 17, 2020. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Margaret’s Church, Homer. A Catholic Mass will follow the calling hours. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Services are for family and a limited number of close friends. Guildlines for face coverings, social distancing and capacity will be in effect. Mass can be livestreamed at m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc. The family is planning a gathering late summer to further celebrate her life. 

BENTLEY — Colleen Ann O’Shea Bentley, 79, of Cortland, died Dec. 16, 2020. Calling hours and funeral will take place the weekend of May 14-15, 2021. Visit facebook.com/colleenannbentley or e-mail cobentley96@gmail.com to stay updated on services and calling hours. 

CORCORAN — John Aloysius (Jack) Corcoran, 86, formerly of Groton, died Dec. 17, 2020. A private Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland. There are no calling hours. A public celebration will be held at a time.

HAUSLEIN — Joan Norman Hauslein, a former resident of Cortland, died Dec. 12, 2020, at home in Jupiter, Fla.   

NUTTING — LouIlene Nutting, 79, formerly of Burgett Drive, Homer, died Dec. 16, 2020. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

SEYFRIED — Andrew L Seyfried, 74, of Freeville, died Dec. 14, 2020, at his home in Freeville. A celebration of life is planned for a later date. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, is handling all arrangements.

Dec. 18, 2020

Deaths

NUTTING — LouIlene Nutting, 79, formerly of Burgett Drive, Homer, died Dec. 16, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

Dec. 17, 2020

Deaths

BROWN — Patricia Perkins Brown, 69, of Cortland, died Dec. 16, 2020. There will be no services. Armer Funeral Home, Ballston Spa, has care of arrangements.

ROBERTS — Michael Roberts, 85, has died. Any known survivors are asked to contact Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, at 607-756-2885.

STEVENS — Robert L. Stevens, 91, of Cortland, died Dec. 14, 2020. A funeral service for family members will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. The service will be streamed live at m.facebook.com/wrightbeard funeralhomeinc. Friends are invited to the 11:45 a.m. burial Saturday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Guidelines for capacity, facial coverings and social distancing will be in effect.

Dec. 16, 2020

Deaths

HARTNETT — Philip Hartnett Jr., of El Paso, Texas, died Dec. 6, 2020. A calling hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Guidlines for capacity, facial coverings and distancing will be in effect. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. The graveside service will begin at 1:30 p.m. and can be livestreamed at m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc.

WHEELER — Mary Theresa Concetta Italiano Wheeler, 90, of Cortland, died Dec. 13, 2020. There will be no calling hours or a Mass. There will be a private ceremony for immediate family only.

ZELENAK — Susan Zelenak, 81, of Ithaca, died Dec. 12, 2020. There are no public services scheduled at this time. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

Dec. 15, 2020

Deaths

HORAK — Mildred Blovsky Boronkay Horak, 94, of Cortland, died Dec. 12, 2020. A memorial Mass will be held in the spring at St. Margaret’s Church, Homer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family with arrangements.

VREELAND — Stella J. Vreeland, 100, of Cortland, and formerly of Homer, died Dec. 12, 2020. There are no services. Arrangements are by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

Dec. 14, 2020

Deaths

ARMSTRONG — Douglas A. Armstrong, 49, of Freeville, died Dec. 12, 2020. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

CRANDALL — Donald F. Crandall, 88, of Cortland, died Dec. 4, 2020. Services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced in the spring of 2021.

MASTRONARDI — Angelo Francis Mastronardi Jr., of Freeville, died Dec.13, 2020. Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Masks must be worn. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. after calling hours. Burial will be at Willow Glen Cemetery.

PROCTOR — Charles M. Proctor, 83, formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 12, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.