Teresa A. Raponi, 92

FULTON, NY – Teresa A. Raponi, 92, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Thursday August 2, 2018, surrounded by her family at Francis House, Syracuse.

Teresa A. Raponi
Teresa A. Raponi

She was born in Fulton to the late Samuel and Theresa (Gaultire) Viscome.

Mrs. Raponi graduated from Fulton High School and worked at Dilts Machinery, Fulton, where she met her husband, Arcidis Raponi.

Teresa returned to school later in life to enter the workplace working for the Fulton Chamber of Commerce as a secretary and then as the ER clerk for A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, where she retired.

Teresa’s favorite pastime was gardening, reading and enjoying life with her family who she spoiled with love and kindness daily.

Teresa was predeceased by her husband, Arcidis Raponi, in 1956; brothers: Tony Viscome, Alphonso Viscome, Alfred Viscome and Robert Viscome; and her sister, Victoria (Viscome) Czerow.

She was a devoted mother to her children: Ronald (Patricia) Raponi, Claudine (Donald) Carsto, Cynthia (John) Hay, John (Debra) Raponi, Samuel (Elizabeth) Raponi and Gerard Raponi.

Teresa was also a loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and an aunt to several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton.

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

Calling hours will be conducted privately at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.


  1. She was a wonderful lady who I had the privilege of working with at A.L.Lee hospital for years. My thoughts and prayers to her family

  2. My Aunt Tessie was a second mom to me growing up in Fulton.
    When my cousins and I got together someone would always get hurt. Aunt Tessie was always there with a wet washcloth to heal the hurt.
    Never did I ever hear an unkind word out of her. God has blessed her with 6 great children that I am proud to say are my cousins. Aunt Tessie was a strong woman that chose to raise six kids on her own after the death of my Uncle Archie. I pray Aunt Tessie sees all her children living at peace with one another and letting go of past hurts.
    Aldo,Cynthia,Shula,John,Sam, Jerry ..bury the hatchet and don’t leave the handle sticking up. Life is too short.
    I love you guys and wish I could be there and grieve with you . My grief will be alone.
    Pictures and memories and family will be crucial in the days to come. May God give everyone a peace in their heart.
    Your cousin,
    Mike. 8/4/18

  3. Whenever I think of the old neighborhood I think of Mrs Raponi and all the love and generosity she gave the neighborhood kids. The Raponi home was a second home to me and will always be in my heart. My God bless a you all…Aldo, Shula, Cynthia, John, Sam and Jerry…during this time of grief. Carol Burchim

  4. Jerry, Sam , John , Aldo, Cynthia, and family I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always drive by the house when home visiting peeking at her Greenhouse which was always so full. Many memories we all should remember as we too are aging faster and faster
    Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Eva Smith DuMond.

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