Phillip J. Taormino Sr., 85

FULTON, NY – Phillip J. Taormino Sr., 85, of Fulton, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday November 2, 2016.

He was born in Fulton, to the late Joseph Taormina and Mary Trepasso Taormina Defren.

He remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Mr. Taormino was a United States Korean War veteran having served in the Army from 1948-1952.

He was past employed with General Electric, Syracuse, and later retired from the Fulton Consolidated School System in 1992 where he worked as the head custodian.

Mr. Taormino enjoyed many activities in his younger years.

He loved to snowmobile, fish and hunt, and to go camping.

He was always a fan of old western movies.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Taormino, in 2010; his brother, Benny Trepasso; and sister, Mary Jane Grimshaw.

Mr. Taormino is survived by his children: Michelle (Keith) Vincent of Hannibal, Phillip Taormino Jr., of Fulton, Linda (Scott) LeCuyer of North Carolina and Marie (Rod) Kouthoofd of Oswego; two brothers: Joseph Taormina Jr., of Fulton, and Christopher “Cricket” Defren of Fulton; seven grandchildren: Heather, Michael, Ryan, Bryce, Alex, Michelle and Angela; six great-grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob, Anthony, Adrianna, Emery and Leo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S., Fulton, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. John Canorro officiating.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.


  1. I remember Mr. T growing up. I graduated a few years before he retired. He was always smiling and took great pride in what he did. Rest easy Sir.

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss.He was a nice and fair man,thoughts and prayers to all.RIP Gods speed

  3. Phil and I were first cousins. He was a couple of decades older than I. His wife Mary was just about the sweetest and funniest woman ever! As a child, I always loved going to their house and playing with their kids.
    When I grew older and married, we visited them with my new husband and he thought everyone was great too!
    Praying for you all and wishing you peace and comfort. <3

  4. Our condolences to Phil’s brothers and children. He will be remembered by us as a gentle, kind cousin.

  5. What a terrific neighbor to have growing up! Kick ball and baseball in the back yard, lots of dinners, and he took me to camp in old forge summer and winter like I was one of his own. Young Michelle, Phil , Linda and Marie like siblings. I remember him carrying me all the way home when I twisted my ankle in the road and it blew up like a grapefruit. And oh those home reel movies!!! Time changes many things but the memories are forever!!! Prayers for all of the family. Love Deana

  6. I am so sad to read of Phil’s passing. My heart is heavy for you all. He was such a fun guy. I have so many fond memories of both your mom & dad. I am so sorry I can’t make the services, but please know my thoughts are with you all. I hope you find peace & comfort in knowing he is back with mom and his furbabies and in a beautiful place. RIP Phil….
    Becky Beeman (Brewer)

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