October 21, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 21-26, 2020

Dec. 26, 2020

Deaths

CANFIELD — Charlotte May Earl Canfield, 91, of Lexington, N.C., died Dec. 21, 2020. Celebration of life services will be scheduled at a later date.

GIROLAMO — Martha K. Girolamo, 89, of Old Bethpage, and a Cortland native, died Dec. 22, 2020. A private funeral and burial have been planned.

MESSINGER — Janet H. Messinger, 88, of Abdallah Avenue, Cortland, died Dec. 24, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.

Dec. 25, 2020

Deaths

No paper.

Dec. 24, 2020

Deaths

COIT — Olive S. Coit, 96, of Homer, died Dec. 22, 2020. Private graveside services and interment in Groton Rural Cemetery will be in the spring at the convenience of the family.

COLBY — Joshua K. Colby, 40, of Ithaca, and formerly of Groton, died Dec. 19, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

OVERBY — Carmela Catalano Overby, 89, of Cortland, died Dec. 22, 2020. There are no services at this time. A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring.

Dec. 23, 2020

Deaths

No report.

Dec. 22, 2020

Deaths

GRANT — Catherine Grant, 89, of Marathon, died Dec. 20, 2020. There will be no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family. 

KELLEY — Lee Kelley Sr., 80 of Freeville, died Dec. 19, 2020. Private graveside services and burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills, will take place at the convenience of the family.

Dec. 21, 2020

Deaths

ABATE — Nicolina Menichelli Abate died Dec. 18, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Those unable to attend the funeral Mass may view it online at client.tribucast.com/tcid/45925634. The livestream will be up about 11:15 a.m. just prior to the Mass. Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, has arrangements.

BROWN — The Rev. Diantha Brown, of St. Paul, Minn., and a Homer native, died Dec. 4, 2020. A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

MARKS — Kenneth H. Marks, 89, of Freeville, died Dec. 18, 2020. There will be no public services. Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton, has arrangements. 

REID — Diane Mae Reid, 78, died Dec. 17, 2020. There are no services at this time. A celebration of life will be in the spring. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has arrangements.

STOCKTON — Joseph C. “Jo-Jo” Stockton, 65, of Cortland, died Dec. 17, 2020. No services will be held.  The family will be organizing a celebration of life at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has arrangements.