Genevieve E. Dings, 97

FULTON, NY – Genevieve E. Dings, 97, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Oswego Hospital.

Genevieve E. Dings
Genevieve E. Dings

A native of Fulton, she was a life resident.

She retired from Battle Island Clubhouse in 1997 after 18 years.

Previously Genevieve owned R&G Restaurant in Fulton from 1967 to 1979.

She had also worked at Sealright Packaging Company in Fulton from 1953 to 1960.

Genevieve was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton.

She was an auxiliary member of Fulton Moose Lodge #1280 in Fulton, and was a volunteer at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital for several years.

Genevieve was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Tetro, in 1982; second husband, Robert Dings, in 2004; and two sisters, Barbara Marley and Frances Pafumi.

Surviving are:  three daughters, Adeline M. (Paul) Castaldo of Oswego, Diane M. (Steve) Diak of Fulton and Charlene M. (Donald) Moody of Fulton; son, Joseph R. Tetro of Fulton; brother, Frank Pafumi of Fulton; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton.

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

Contributions in Genevieve’s memory may be made to the Ladies Home, 43 E. Utica St., Oswego, NY 13126 or to the Oswego Hospital Serenity Room, 110 W. Sixth St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Ody and I have been visiting the Ladies Home of Oswego for several months, and of all the people we visit as a Therapy Dog Team, Genevieve has always been Ody’s favorite. Every Thursday afternoon, Ody and Genevieve would have a water-drinking contest – Genevieve Always won.

    She was always excited to to see Ody, and up until our last visit, she greeted Ody with a huge smile that spread to her eyes. “Saying over and over, “My Baby, My Baby.”

    We are heartbroken to hear of her passing, and both Ody and I will miss her sweet smile and gentle heart.
    Dee-Marie & Ody
    Pet Partners Therapy Team

  2. Oh sweet Genevieve, I will miss your smiling face and wonderful sense of humor! I looked forward to hearing of your daily adventures and seeing you shuffling down the hall as if going to a dance. I didn’t know you long, but you managed to leave a hand print on my heart that will remain forever! Rest in peace dear.

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