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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Dennis Graber

June 12, 1947 - - October 16, 2018

Dennis G. Graber, 71, of Norwich, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Born on June 12, 1947, in Hackensack, NJ, Dennis was the son of Ronald “Ronnie” and Jenny (Lloyd) Graber. He graduated from high school in Lyndhurst, NJ, and soon after, in 1967, was called to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam c ...

Edward Goedel

March 08, 1948 - - June 30, 2018

Edward A. Goedel, 70, of Sherburne, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A private visitation was held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018. To honor Edward's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Walter Peters

February 07, 1927 - - February 06, 2018

Walter G. Peters, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the New York State Veterans' 'Home in Oxford just hours prior to his 91st birthday. Born February 7, 1927, in Saugerties, NY, Walter was the son of John and Anne (Rusell) Peters. He attended Saugerties High School, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, but the war ended soon after his e ...

William Curley

April 24, 1929 - - November 16, 2017

WILLIAM CURLEY William H. “Bill” Curley, 88, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at UHS Wilson Medical Center. Born on April 24, 1929, in Norwich, Bill was the son of Neil and Florence (Wickham) Curley, and was one of three children. He graduated from Norwich High School in 1947, then proudly served ...

Philip Bentivegna

March 10, 1941 - - October 19, 2017

Philip Andrew Bentivegna, 76, of Norwich, passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side on October 19, 2017 at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. Philip was born on March 10, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. Phil was the only son of Rose and Andrew Bentivegna. His parents died when he was young and he subsequently moved to Plattsburgh, NY to live with his beloved Aunt ...

Frank Mirabito

February 23, 1916 - - August 11, 2017

Frank Anthony Mirabito, 101, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford, NY. He was blessed with great health and wealth of family. Born February 23, 1916, in Norwich, NY, Frank was the son of Salvatore and Josephine (Locantro) Mirabito. Frank was raised on Maydole Street, in Norwich, an area that he always fondly ...

Barbara Rivas

June 02, 1935 - - November 10, 2016

Barbara Ann Rivas, 81, of Norwich, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. Born June 2, 1935, in Jersey City, NJ, Barbara was the daughter of Elizabeth Lynn Novak and George Schaefer Sr. She spent her childhood in Jersey City, then Columbus, NY, and graduated from New Berlin High School in 1953. After graduating, Barbara ...

Tharon Smith

June 04, 1929 - - February 02, 2016

Tharon T. Smith, 86, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the​ VA Medical Center in Syracuse. Born June 4, 1929, in Corning, Tharon was the daughter of Theodore Z. and Leona (Buck) Smith. She graduated from Addison High School in 1947, then received her nursing degree. She worked at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital for a few years before her service i ...

James Dennis Sr

August 06, 1937 - - January 16, 2016

James Hamilton (“Jim”) Dennis Sr. went peacefully to walk with our Lord on Saturday, January 16, 2016 with family by his side. Born on August 6, 1937, in Syracuse,Jim was the son of Lester and Marion (Hamilton) Dennis of Sherburne, NY. He graduated from Sherburne High School and went on to serve in the US Navy. On June 2, 1962, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, in Norwich, ...

Kenneth Johnson

May 08, 1933 - - October 26, 2015

Kenneth R. Johnson, 82, of Guilford, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 after a courageous battle against cancer at the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. Born May 8, 1933, in Staten Island, NY, Ken was the son of Carl and Julie (Telefsen) Johnson. Ken was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church on Staten Island Ken moved with his family to Guilford at ...

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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815