Monday, November 28

Isabel D. Hoffman

November 25, 1925 — November 21, 2022

Isabel D. Hoffman, age 96 of Hamilton, New York passed away on November 21,2022 at Crouse Community after a brief hospitalization. Isabel was born on November 25, 1925 in Utica, NY to the late Mildred and William Down.  She was a member of the 1943 graduating class of New Hartford High School and worked at Cunningham Studios and International Heater Company before marrying her soul mate, Donald G. Hoffman of Utica, New York in 1948.  They shared almost 56 years of marriage until Don’s death in 2004 and together raised three children (Jan, Cort, and Tod).

Randy J. Kenyon

 July 14, 1985 ~ November 18, 2022

Madison- Randy J. Kenyon, 37, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, shortly after admission to the Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Room due to a cardiac event. Randy was born at Hamilton Hospital, on July 14, 1985, the son of Mark Lee and Joyce Cook Kenyon. Randy grew up in many different communities and was area native. He graduated from VVS High School.  Randy had a big heart and was always there to lend a helping hand to any person in need.  He would always be riding his bike or scooter around Madison. He had a loving and caring nature for pets.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He would always enjoy time with family and friends, no matter the event. He especially enjoyed the times that all could gather around the family bonfire pit.

Mary R. Cole

July 8, 1940~ November 19, 2022

Mary R. Cole, age 82 of Whitesboro, passed away suddenly and peacefully, on November 19, 2022. She was born on July 8, 1940, in Utica, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Zobel) Cole. After graduating from high school in 1959, she entered the convent and became a Franciscan Nun, dedicating 20 years of her life to the Order. Mary attended several universities through the years earning multiple Master’s degrees in education. She spent her entire career as a teacher, retiring in the early 2000’s from Sauquoit Valley School District. Mary was a member of Sacred Heart & St. Mary Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church and was faithfully involved with the Adoration Chapel at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church. She was very devoted to the church and care of others. She loved singing and was the Cantor at St. Paul’s Catholic Church for a number of years. Mary also enjoyed gardening, watching the birds come to their feeders from her window, fishing at lock 20, and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Most of all she, enjoyed entertaining events at her home; the epicenter of family gatherings.

Dana D. Garner

April 11, 1971 ~ November 21, 2022
Dana D. Garner, 51,
of Rome, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare in Utica. He was born in the Bronx, NY, on April 11, 1971, a son of the late Jack Williams and Bronwyn Garner. Dana was an electrician who worked several constructions jobs in the area. He loved to have fun and hang out with family and friends. He was a great cook and liked to fish. Dana is survived by his girlfriend, Pam Kuhn; children, Quaneesha Perry (Marty), Kattura Garner (Alan), Tatyanna Garner, Alyssa Garner, Isaha Garner, Daneshia Garner, Mercedes Garner, Jaleea Garner, Jassiha Garner, Jerralee Marshall, Dylan Marshall, Amanda Michelowski (John) and Samantha Renzi (Angelo); eighteen grandchildren; and his former wife, Jeannie Garner.

Giuseppe “Joseph” Manna

 October 24, 1954 ~  November 19, 2022 
Giuseppe “Joseph” Manna, age 68
, of Rome, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2022, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, with his loving family by his side. Joseph was born in Naro, Sicily on October 24, 1954 to the late Salvatore and Carmela (Fedele) Manna. He immigrated to the U.S. with his parents in 1955. On January 26, 1974, he was united in marriage to the former Christine Pasqualetti at the Church of St. John the Baptist. He proudly served his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy from 1985 until 2000. Joseph worked for the City of Rome as a Water Inspector for 21 years before attending Florida Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management. He retired in 2015 as a captain for U.S. Airways.



Village of Waterville
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From Route20Catholic:

Food Bank of CNY December Food Sense Menu:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

Waterville Historical Society:

The Waterville Historical Society will hold its 18th annual Victorian Tea from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, December 3, at the Society’s home at 220 East Main Street.
This popular event, a full tea, consists of pots of tea or hot
chocolate, savories, scones, and sweets, served to your table. All refreshments are made from recipes in Volume 1 and 2 of the Society’s cookbooks. The festivities will begin at 2 pm with Christmas carols by the Blue Parsley Boys. There will be a presentation by guest speaker Sue Buschor. The cookbooks and many other items will be available in our Gift Shop for holiday shopping.
Tickets are $15 each, or you may reserve a table of 6 for $85. Tickets are sold by advance paidreservation only. Please call 315-202-4102 to purchase tickets or email Ladies of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend

Waterville Mountain Bike Club:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Get ready for the Annual Craft Show and Basket Raffle!
Saturday, Dec 3 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The library will be full of vendors and crafters selling their wares. Come and do your Christmas shopping or just buy something for yourself! Their products are amazing. You won’t go away empty handed. And while you’re here, take some chances on the basket raffle that benefits the library. There will be many baskets and gift certificates available for you to take a chance on. Tickets will be $1 each, 3 for $2, and 15 for $5. No inflation on our ticket prices! Help keep a library in your small town. Every small town should have a library.

Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific

“After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic. On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, Magellan sailed to West Africa and then to Brazil, where he searched the South American coast for a strait that would take him to the Pacific. He searched the Rio de la Plata, a large estuary south of Brazil, for a way through; failing, he continued south along the coast of Patagonia. At the end of March 1520, the expedition set up winter quarters at Port St. Julian. On Easter day at midnight, the Spanish captains mutinied against their Portuguese captain, but Magellan crushed the revolt, executing one of the captains and leaving another ashore when his ship left St. Julian in August.” To read the full article click here:

These pictures came all the way back from 2006 in the “At Home in the Huddle” Blog. These pictures were taken at the 24 annual Parade of Lights! To read the full Blog post click here:


This years 34th annual Parade of Lights!!

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