Helen M. Strough, 88

FULTON, NY – Helen M. Strough, 88, of Fulton, died Friday July 6, 2012, at home.

Born in Oswego she was a life resident of the Fulton – Oswego area.

Helen had worked at Fay’s Drugs before becoming a nurse at the age of 46, an accomplishment that made her very proud.

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, Helen worked at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.

Her love of helping others extended well past normal retirement age as she had provided private homecare for many people.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Lauretta Roberts; sister, Lucille Cone; and by a daughter, Ann Bonacorsi.

Surviving: her husband of 42 years, James Strough Sr.; sons, Raymond (Gerry) Vivlemore and Mark (Barbara) Vivlemore all of Oswego; step-children, Darlene Hughes of Fulton, James (Patricia) Strough Jr. and April (Bruce) Casilio all of Arkansas; her caregiver and special friend, Kay Mason; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, 13204 or Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241.

Foster Funeral Home Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim & all her family. Helen was a wonderful person & will be missed.

  2. I am very sorry for loss………sorry I couldn’t have seen more of you folks. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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