Barbara Joan D’Ambrosio
ONEONTA Mrs. Barbara Joan D’Ambrosio, 70 years young, of Oneonta, passed away Feb. 21, 2006.
Barbara, the daughter of Doug and Connie Munroe, was born in Somerville, Mass., where she lived for the first 64 years of her life.
Deaths of local interest in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties are:
*Barbara Joan D’Ambrosio, 70, Oneonta.
*Steven L. Duncan, 54, Westford.
*Full obituary in today’s Daily Star.
Barbara and her husband, Maurice, relocated to Oneonta in 2000. This loving couple had been married for over 54 years.
Barbara was a mother and a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice; three children, Wayne and his wife, Rita, Sylvia, and Diane and her husband, Paul Lewis; three grandchildren, Barbara Anne D’Ambrosio, and Ryan and Matthew Rivers.
She was predeceased by a son, David.
Active in the local communities, Barbara was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oneonta, Little Sisters of the poor volunteer and Winter Hill Community School Aid.
Barbara, a joy to all those around her, gave her time, friendly advice and happiness to all who came in contact with her.
To those she leaves behind, she will be missed, but to be united again in the future.
The family requests remembrances of Barbara be sent in her name to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.Steven L. Duncan
WESTFORD Steven L. Duncan, 54, passed away at Williams Road, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, due to injuries sustained in a house fire.
He was born Jan. 31, 1952, in Herkimer, the son of Frank and Shirley (Slater) Duncan.
Steve married Carolyn L. Hawley on Dec. 18, 1976, in Middlefield.
He was a self-employed mechanic. He loved his cars, stock cars and NASCAR. He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing and camping.
He especially loved spending time with his beloved grandchildren and family.
Steve was an easy-going guy who enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed.
Steve was a past member of the Middlefield Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. Duncan; his children, Shannon Duncan and her friend, Jason Burton, of Westford, Jessica Duncan of Oneonta and Scott and Carley Norton of Albany; his grandchildren, Taylor, Zachary, Ryan, Dillian, Randy, Brooke, Cheyanne and Desiree; his brothers, David and Darlene Duncan of Maryland, Frank Jr. and Tina Duncan of Cooperstown, and Joe and Joyce Duncan of Richfield Springs; his sisters, Terry Kilts of Milford and Dawn Covey of Milford; his mother-in-law, Lula Hawley of Maryland; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, James Duncan; his father-in-law, Glenn Hawley; and his uncle and aunt, Sylvan and Barb Duncan; and cousin, Lori Duncan.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the Heller Funeral Home in Schenevus.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at the Word of Faith Church in Maryland, with the Rev. Frank MacCracken Jr., pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Schenevus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westford Fire Department, PO Box 24, Westford or to the Westford First Responders, PO Box 187, Westford, NY 13488.
The Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St. in Schenevus, is serving the family.
We would like to extend a sincere thank-you and heartfelt appreciation to all the fire departments and personnel who responded to our home, and to all of our friends and family, everyone who has come forward and helped us during our tragic loss, thank you so much. The Family of Steve Duncan.