Noreen T. Culeton, 72

OSWEGO, NY – Noreen T. Culeton, 72, a resident of 45 Gerritt St., passed away on Sunday evening Jan. 30, 2011, at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nora (Donovan) Regan.

She was a member of the Oswego Catholic High School’s first graduating class in 1956.

For more than 30 years, Noreen and her husband owned and operated the Quality Plumbing Co. in Oswego.

She was very proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed sharing all aspects of it with her entire family.

Everyday was St. Patrick’s Day.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert of Oswego; a daughter, Patricia (Kevin) Jung of Oswego; two sons, Thomas (Karen) Culeton and Daniel (Carrie) Culeton, all of Oswego; four sisters, Mary (Lee) Magnon of Houston, Anne Familo of Orlando, Joan (Daniel) Layton of North Carolina and Kathleen (Henry) Kolek of Oswego; four brothers, Charles (Christine) Regan of Florida, James (Carol) Regan of Oswego, John (Pat) Regan of Florida and Dennis (Patsy) Regan of North Carolina; her grandchildren, Kathaleen (Ed) Healy, Thomas (Amy) Culeton, Michael Culeton, Kevin (Lori) Jung Jr., Brian Jung, Katherine Jung, David Culeton, Nora Culeton, Clara Culeton, Mary Culeton and Katie Dukes; her great-grandchildren, Regan
Healy, Mary Kate Culeton and Gabriel Dukes.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen, in 1971; a son, Robert Jr., in 1959; and a grandson, Steven Jung, in 1984.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Minetto.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-7 p.m.

For those wishing to make a contribution in Noreen’s name, the family has designated the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.


  1. We are so sorry to hear of Nonni’s passing, she was a special lady and had a great family. We have shared some good laughs and good times over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Culeton family.

  2. Dear Chow and Family,
    We have lots of memories of Nonnie, from our days at St Mary,s onward.
    Although we moved from Oswego County over 30 yrs ago we remember you as a joyful couple. May Nonnie rest in pease. Slainte to you (and the Reagan Family).
    All the best during this difficult time,

    Mike & Suzanne Watts

  3. Dear Chow,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and can understand how sad you must feel. Noreen was not only your wife for those many years but I am sure you also thought of her as your best friend and confidante. When I tell you that I know how you feel it is because I lost Carol almost ten years ago and can remember the sadness that was in my heart. I know Noreen was the love of your life like Carol was the love of my life. I know that neither one of us would have been successful in business without them. Although we had them with us for most of our lives we will miss them forever.

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