Catherine Giannetto, 74

FULTON, NY – Catherine Giannetto, 74, of Martville, NY, died peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday November 18, 2015, at Francis House, Syracuse, NY.

Catherine Giannetto
Catherine Giannetto

She was born in Fulton to the late Arthur and Ruthalene (Beebe) Smith.

She had remained a resident of Martville for most of her life.

Mrs. Giannetto was past employed with Nestles, Co., Fulton for 10 years before retiring in 1996 from Hutchins Psychiatric Center, Syracuse, for more than 16 years.

She was a member of the Fulton Moose Lodge, and a past member of the Italian American Club.

Mrs. Giannetto was an avid bowler and longtime member of the Fulton YMCA and First United Church of Fulton.

She loved her family, friends and her animals.

Mrs. Giannetto was predeceased by her “little Guinea,” Joseph R. Giannetto Sr., in April of 2006; and sister, Lillian Klock.

She is survived by her two children, Joseph R. Giannetto Jr., of Fulton and Sally Giannetto Parkhurst of Fulton; brother, Ronald (Diane) Smith of Eastwood, NY; five grandchildren: Racquel (Jim)  Keller, Kasey Jo (Michael) Parkhurst, Morgan Alise Parkhurst, Eddie Parkhurst and Rachel Parkhurst; two great-grandchildren: Jimmy Keller III and Colton Keller; several nieces and nephews and her little friends, Katerina, Angel and Muffin.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, where Rev. Meredith Williams will be officiating.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted Sunday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sugar Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Francis House 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY.


  1. Cathy was a very dear friend and we had shared many good times bowling and going to tournaments. She made you feel better by just being with her. She will be dearly missed.

  2. To all of Katie’s family..our sincere sympathy. The Smith’s lived next door to me when I was growing up. Katie taught me to play tennis and took me with her to visit lots of friends & relatives. I thought she
    was an Angel . She worked for Grant at Nestle’s & I would see her now & then at the bowling alley or church. She always had a huge smile for me and a hug..She was a special part of my childhood & I miss keep her memory close to my heart. Suzie & Grant Place

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