Muriel Allerton, 93

July 25, 2013

Muriel Allerton
Muriel Allerton

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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6 Comments

  1. Muriel was a wonderful woman and a good friend. She contributed much to her community.

  2. I was so saddened to hear of Muriel’s death. She was truly the “mother” of Fulton and the community has suffered a great loss. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with her. Muriel knew I was the collector of antique political buttons and whenever she would find them at auctions or flea markets, she would buy them and give them to me- usually by the bagful. And, she once gave me a beautiful shadow box of some very old, rare buttons. Try as I may, she would never take a penny for them. That was Muriel. Always giving, always thinking of others. She will be sorely missed, always remembered.

  3. Joe and family,
    Not only was she a good friend but she was a good boss too. She was on the Fulton Library Board many of the years when I was the Director and I always regarded her advice and comments as important and influential.
    Her enthusiastic support of the Fulton Community Theatre was vital to its continued existence.
    I do miss her–she was a most optimistic person and it was hard to stay down when she kept urging us to look on the bright side.

  4. MURIEL, YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED YOU WERE A GOOD PERSON AND YOU HELPED US OUT WITH THE SHARKS POND FISHING DURBY THAT MY DAD JACK HACKETT RAN AND YOU AND YOUR HUSNAND LOVED TO SEE ALL THE CHILDREN HAVING FUN AND WINNING THE WONDERFUL PRIZES THAT MY DAD HAD THERE, AGAIN THANK YOU AND JOE FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND YOU WERE A GOOD PERSON THE BOTH OF YOU AND YOU WERE ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART R.I.P. MURIEL, THE ARNOLD FAMILY

  5. Muriel was a peach. When my brother Andy was returning home from the Gulf War we planned a big bash, and invited Muriel. Something happened, and the west side of Fulton was having a power outage, and we were forced to borrow a generator and burn candles for light. Muriel arrived early, brought a written proclamation, but said she couldn’t stay because as mayor she had to attend to the power situation. That was Muriel; devoted to the people of Fulton, but always had time to pay attention to the single constituent, too. Rest in peace, Mayor Allerton.

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