Francine Naioti Canale of Fulton died Sunday at University Hospital.
She was born in Manhattan to the late Francis and Marion Champagne. She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Mrs. Canale retired from the Fulton consolidated School System after her service for several years as a History Teacher at the Fulton Junior High School. She was an avid reader and supporter of the library.
Mrs. Canale enjoyed gardening and animals. She was well known for completing the morning crossword puzzle in pen. Mrs. Canale was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Tigers, and Notre Dame College Football team. She loved children and acted as a mother to many.
She was pre-deceased by her first husband Barney Naioti and second husband Ben Canale.
She is survived by her son Barney (Tina) Naioti of Fulton, and her daughter Terri (Rod) Alzmann of West Islip, NY, her brother Bradley (Lou) Champagne of Syracuse, and 4 grandchildren: Jessica, Rod, Jaime, and Andrew.
Funeral Services will be held at 8:30 AM Saturday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. and 9:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be held in St. PeterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.