Grace Marie DeCastro, 90

Grace Marie DeCastro
Grace Marie DeCastro

Oswego – Grace Marie DeCastro, 90, a resident of Bishops Commons, died Saturday, October 8, 2011.

She was born August 19, 1921, in Fulton, the daughter of the late John W. and Grace (Rugg) Gillard.

Marie married Milo F. DeCastro on April 12, 1947, and they enjoyed 52 years together.

She retired from SUNY-Oswego in 1983. Prior to that, she served for many years as a cook for the Delta Epsilon Sorority House at the college.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph’s Parish in Oswego.

Marie was predeceased by her husband, Milo; and two brothers, Jack and Robert Gillard.

She is survived by her three children, Edward (Cheryl) DeCastro of Oneida, Jeanne (Robert) Bush of Clifton Park, and Dianne (John) Saternow of Oswego; her brother, Richard (Johanne) Gillard of Dansville; seven grandchildren, Brian (Janet) DeCastro, Craig DeCastro, Kevin DeCastro, Mickey (Maria) Bush, Amber Saternow, John Saternow, and Nicholas (Amanda) Saternow; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella DeCastro, Gianna DeCastro, and Ryder Saternow.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, in St. Joseph’s Church.

Interment will be in All Saints Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00pm Monday, at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 East Second Street in Oswego.

Contributions can be made to the Human Concern Center in Oswego; or to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice.

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