Josephine “Josie” Borek, 85

Josephine “Josie” Borek, 85; formerly of Fulton and more recently of Arizona died Friday at Village Oaks Memory Care of Chandler, AZ.

She was born in Skaneateles, NY and has been a life-long Fulton resident. Mrs. Borek was employed with Mirabito’s Store, Fulton for 42 years and was a bookkeeper with Oswego County Opportunities until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the PLAV, and Catholic Daughters. She was also a past member of Holy Family Church, St. Michael’s Church and the Altar Rosary Society. She was pre-deceased by her son Michael Borek.

Mrs. Borek is survived by her husband of 64 years Ralph Borek of Fulton, children: Karen (Neil Samson) Borek of Fulton, NY Joanne (Hans) van der Mars of AZ, Jim (Doreen Lumbra) Borek of Centereach, NY, daughter-in-law Valerie Borek of Antioch, TN, siblings Phillip Manitta and Dominic Manitta both of Fulton, NY Mary Jonientz, and Anna Koczan both of Liverpool, NY and Emily St. Phillips and Lucille Runeare both of Fulton, NY 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 3 great granddaughters, and 4 great grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 9:30 AM in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton, NY. Calling hours will be held Sunday 3:00 –6:00 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


  1. I am sorry for your loss. Josie was a great lady. I worked with her for a few years
    @ Mirabito’s on Broadway. She will be missed.

  2. Dear Ralph,
    I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
    Arlene Sikes Okoniewski and family
    Casselberry, FL USA

  3. Mama Josie (thats what i called her), Ralph, Joanne, Hans, and the whole family,

    I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed every minute I was able to share with Josie. She was a beautiful lady. Every morning when I would say good morning, she would smile with her eyes. I cared for her just as if she was my own grandmother. I will never forget her, she owns a spot in my heart that can never be replaced. I will miss you everyday mama Jos. I thank you for your warm hugs that i was able to steal as you walked pass me in the halls, or the twinkle in your eye when we caught each others eye. I was blessed to meet your family and adore them so very much! God Bless you all. Love, Veronica

  4. My deepest sympathy to the entire Borek family….so sorry for your loss. Jim and thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Amy Van Alstyne Dunham
    Clemmons, NC

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