July 25, 2013
Muriel Allerton, 93 of Fulton, passed away on Thursday, July 25 at Oswego Hospital. A native of West New York, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva Jobst. She graduated from N.Y.U. with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Muriel was known by many as the “Mother of Fulton” for her many years of volunteer service in the community. These organizations included, but were not limited to, the League of Women Voters, Fulton Historical Society, Fulton Art Association, Oswego Opera Theater, Fulton Soup Kitchen, Fulton American Field Service, Oswego County Council on the Arts, Oswego Press Club, Fulton Red Cross, Fulton Salvation Army, Fulton Music Association and she had served on the board of SUNY at Oswego. She
thoroughly enjoyed her contributions to the community. Muriel was elected for two terms as Mayor of Fulton which she considered an honor and was proud of the experience. She was honored as a New York State Woman of Distinction in 2010 by then State Senator Darrel Aubertine and in 2002 she was entered into The Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. She worked as a journalist and wrote a column in a local newsletter for many years. Throughout her many years, her interests included knitting, sewing, crafts, politics, listening to the news, reading and writing. Muriel was an avid fan of the arts and loved hot dogs, manhattans and hated exercise.
Muriel is survived by her husband of 69 years, Joseph Allerton of Fulton; her children, Peter (Margo) Allerton of Toronto, CAN and their daughter, Caelin; Steven Allerton and his friend Jane of Key West, FL; Martha Allerton and Michael of CA; her cousin, Carol Miller and her in-laws, John (Lee) Allerton and George (Viola) Allerton. Her beloved son, Paul Allerton predeceased her in 2001.
Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Muriel’s name may be made to the Fulton Salvation Army, 62 S. First Street, Fulton, NY 13069 or to State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State Street, Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.
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