Monday, December 5

Carroll Rector “Lindy” Bennett

October 24, 1930 ~ November 25, 2022
Carroll R. “Lindy” Bennett, 92, passed away at home with his loving wife by his side on November 28, 2022.  He was born in Rappahannock County, Virginia on October 24, 1930, the baby boy of fourteen children of the late Cumberland Seymour and Octavia Rhoda (Jenkins) Bennett. Carroll served his country in the United States Army. During his service, he was an escort for President Eisenhower and served with the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On June 29, 1955, he was united in marriage to Eva McCoy. They shared a loving union of 67 years. Before moving to NY and after Annandale, they came up from living in Jeffersonton, in Culpepper, VA for 32 years. Carroll enjoyed gardening and grew the best tomatoes! He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and cherished the times spent with his family.

Timothy D. Ray

July 10, 1956 ~ November 27, 2022
Timothy D. Ray, 66, of Sherburne, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich. He was born on July 10, 1956, in Delhi, NY, a son of the late Lindon H. and Thelma E. McIntyre Ray and graduated from Sherburne-Earlville High School. On July 12, 1974, in South Brookfield, Timothy was united in marriage to Melinda J. Schlernitzauer, whom he lovingly referred to as “my girl”. In his earlier years he worked for Standard Brands Pet Foods, Sherburne; Alpo Pet Foods, PA. and for his brother at Bob’s Auto Sales, West Winfield and Crandall’s Used Cars, Sherburne as a mechanic. Later in life, Tim owned and operated T & M Auto Sales in Sherburne until his retirement. Tim enjoyed classic cars, going to car shows, cruise-ins, and traveling.

Karen L. Meyer

December 12, 1964 ~ November 24, 2022

Madison-Karen L. Meyer, 57, passed away peacefully, in her sleep with her beloved husband and soulmate, Ross by her side early Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022, at her home following a courageous battle against cancer. Karen was born on December 12, 1964, the daughter of John and Beverly Young Lindfield.  She grew up in Clinton and was a 1983 graduate of Clinton High School.  Right after high school, Karen was blessed, and married her high school sweetheart, Ross Meyer.  Together they raised their two wonderful sons, Justin and Corey. Karen had made her career as a building custodian, for the last twenty years she had been employed by Colgate University.  Prior to Colgate, Karen had been employed by Lutheran Care in Clinton.  Karen had many “loves” in her life. Her family and especially her two beloved grandchildren were the most important. She had a passion for the sun and sand, especially Myrtle Beach.  Her rock garden and flower beds were spectacular.  She always found the Adirondacks beautiful no matter what time of year. Her love of her family will be deeply missed.


 January 3, 1930 ~ November 27, 2022
Oneida- Albert W. Avery, age 92
, of Sholtz Road passed away early Sunday morning November 27, 2022 at the Grand Health and Rehabilitation Center of Chittenango after a short stay. He was born on January 3, 1930 in Malone, NY, a son of the late Arthur and Flossie (Barse) Avery. After school Albert enlisted with the United States Army where he served 2 years and then enlisted with the United States Air Force where he was honorably discharged after 6 more years of loyal service of which Albert was very proud of. After Albert’s service he and Janice Avery moved to Connecticut and then in 1969 settled in the Oneida, New York area. Albert worked for Agway of Oneida until they closed delivering bulk feed to farmers in the area. After that he was employed with H.P. Hood of Oneida until his retirement on December 31, 1993. Albert enjoyed being outside “tinkering”. He could always be found in the garage. He enjoyed helping his neighbors and would always be the first to mow everyone’s lawns when needed. Later in life he enjoyed watching old westerns and movies.

William Anthony “Bill” DeCrisci

 May 25, 1936 ~  November 28, 2022 
Mr. William “Bill” Anthony DeCrisci, 86
, of Schuyler, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the St. Luke’s Home in New Hartford, with his loving family by his side. William was born in Utica, on May 25, 1936, the son of Angelo and Angela DeCrisci. He was raised and educated in Utica and was a 1954 graduate of Proctor High School. Bill proudly served in the US Army Reserves for six years. On July 27, 1957, Bill was united in marriage with Marilyn Victoria Pole at St. Anthony’s Church in Utica, a loving and devoted union of 47 years, until Marilyn’s death in 2004. At one time, Bill was employed with Chicago Market in Utica, and for 53 years, until his retirement, as a divisional supervisor with Rite Aid where his was respected and admired by all his coworkers. After retirement, he began delivering Meals on Wheels, a job he truly loved and one he found to be greatly rewarding. In his younger years, Bill was an avid fisherman and enjoyed horse racing at Vernon Downs, playing pinocle, renting camps in the Adirondacks and even dabbled in country line dancing with his wife. He also enjoyed family vacations, family dinners, the casino, playing board games and spending time at Sylvan Beach. You could always find Bill in the box of cookies, with his hand on the biggest sticky bun. He was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church in N. Utica as well as the Perpetual Adoration Society.



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From Route20Catholic:

THRIVE is Coming to Town for Advent! All are welcome to join our family of parishes for our annual Advent Parish Mission on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm at St. Bernard’s in Waterville. Thrive is a night of Praise & Worship hosted by Thrive Worship, a collective of musicians from across Central New York. Their mission is to invite people from wherever they are to encounter God in Scripture, Worship, and Prayer. This Advent Mission will feature dynamic Catholic speakers as well as a talented musician. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your faith this Advent! This event is free and open to the public.

Food Bank of CNY December Food Sense Menu:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

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Waterville Mountain Bike Club:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Aircraft squadron disappears in the Bermuda Triangle

“At 2:10 p.m. on December 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. After having completed their objective, Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for an additional 67 miles, then turn north for 73 miles, and back to the air station after that, totaling a distance of 120 miles. They never returned.” To read the full article click here:

Ladies’ annual Victorian Tea in 2017. To read the full Blog Post, click here:


CW Clark Memorial Gift Basket Raffle/ Craft Show this past weekend.

The Blue Parsley Boys perform at the WHS Victorian Tea

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