Joseph Lazzaro, 86

FULTON, NY – Joseph Lazzaro, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday January 9, 2016, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Joseph Lazzaro
Joseph Lazzaro

He worked for Lakeshore Transportation in Oswego for many years.

Joe enjoyed puttering around in his garage, working on his farm, wildlife, but most of all he enjoyed his family.

Along with his wife, Elaine, they fostered 180 children over the course of 30 years.

Along with his parents he was predeceased by seven siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine; five children, Debbie Lazzaro of Arizona, JoAnne (Ernest) Reynolds of Mexico, Carol (David) Wood of Pulaski, Donna (Dennis) Stevens of Florida and Allen Battles of Baldwinsville; three grandchildren who they raised, Russell Bristol, Tricia Bristol and Scott Awe; long-time live-in, Tolby Granger; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; six siblings, Rose Tripolone of Syracuse, Virginia Clark of Oswego, Jenny Munger of Fulton, Alfia Bivens of Oswego, Grace Campbell of Central Square and Benny Lazzaro of Oswego; and as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A service will be follow at 3 p.m.

Spring burial will be in North Volney Cemetery.

For those wishing, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.