OSWEGO, NY – Nicholas Joseph Lunette, 73, of 10215 State Route 812 in Castorland, NY, passed away unexpectedly Saturday January 17, 2015, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, surrounded by his loving family.
Nicholas was born in Oswego on April 13, 1941, to the late Jerome and Caroline (Favata) Lunette.
He lived in Oswego for most of his life, and attended Oswego schools.
He married Patricia McGann on October 6, 1962, at St. Paul’s Church in Oswego.
Their marriage of 51 years was filled with infinite amounts of love and happiness.
For many years, he worked at local factories, retiring as a mechanic from the Miller Brewery in Fulton, NY.
In his free time, he was an extraordinary woodworker.
He was also quite the gardener with his wife and children.
He loved cooking, traveling to Vermont, and spending time with his lifelong friends.
He was a member, for many years, of the Oswego DA Lodge, where he served as an officer.
He was also a member of the Oswego Jaycees and the Black Knights.
Nicholas is survived by his three daughters, Lisa (Steve) Strait of Glenfield, Christine VonHoltz of Castorland and Michelle Shambo of Castorland; his eight grandchildren: Larry (Liza) VonHoltz Jr. of Baldwinsville, Nicholas Spink of Watertown, Caroline Spink of Castorland, Joseph Lunette of Glenfield, Patti Ann Strait of Glenfield, Melinda Strait of Adams Center, Deanna Strait of Oswego and Krystal Strait of Glenfield; two great-grandsons, Jacob Shear of Adams Center and Grayson Strait of Glenfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a loving dog, his little brown baby, Sammy.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Patricia Lunette; his sister, Sarah Moshier; and his brother, Joseph Lunette.
As Nicholas makes his journey to his eternal resting place, please pray:
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Church, Oswego.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego.