Calista M. Rurey

FULTON, NY – Calista Rurey, 75 of Port Richey, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012, with her family at her side.

She was born in Fulton and was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School, class of 1953.

Calista was a stay-at-home mother for a number of years and then worked for the Oswego County Department of Motor Vehicles and PG&E in Sacramento, Calif.

Calista had many interests and enjoyed reading, camping, bowling and spending time with friends and family.

She traveled extensively, including Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean.

She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Red Hats.

She was an excellent cook and an avid knitter.

She was predeceased by her parents, Irwin and Nellie Runions.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill; son, Roger (Joan) Rurey of Vestal, NY; daughter, Candy (Ralph) Buckley of Haverhill, Mass.; grandchildren, Erin (Tom) Moore, Elizabeth Rurey and Jeff Rurey; great-granddaughter, Amelia Grace Moore; sister, Darlene (Robert) Flint of Central Square, NY; brother, Douglas (Carol) Runions of Clifford, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A private viewing will be held for the family, with interment at the National Cemetery in Bath, NY at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Allen Memorial Home, Endicott, NY.

Contributions in Calista’s memory may be sent to the Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4651 Little Road, New Port Richey, Fla., 34655.


  1. Dear Candy and Roger and Whipper, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom/wife did indeed make a difference in my life. Just want you to know I will forever have fond memories of her.

  2. Candy and Family,

    Although many years have passed, there was a time, when we were in each others lives almost daily- and that indeed in a very fond memory- I will always remember how very welcome your Mom and Dad made me feel when I was with you, and the camping trips I went on with all of you….the overnights, the dinners, and so many other special times. When I think of my childhood, I think of you and your family- My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way while you all learn to live a different way now- Hopefully your memories will help you at this time…with great love and affection, Liz

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