Canastota-Sharon L. Bargabos, 81, passed away peacefully, with the love and support of her children at her side, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Francis House.
Sharon was born on March 7, 1940, at the family home in Aleene, in the Town of Lincoln, the daughter of the late Thomas and Leora Popple Reynolds. She had attended Stockbridge Valley School, Red Creek High School, and graduated from Canastota Central School, Class of 1957. During her high school years, she was active in cheerleading. Sharon married Robert F. Bargabos on August 23, 1958. Deeply devoted to each other, they renewed their wedding vows every five years, until Robert passed away in 2015. Bob and Sharon gave God all the credit for their blessed union. Sharon was proud to be a stay-at-home mom to love, nurture and raise her four children. As her children grew, Sharon took an active part in the family business, Bargabos Construction, which she was co-owner for 17 years. Sharon was a devoted member of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church. For 25 years she taught Sunday School at the United Methodist Church, in Canastota. She had also been a 4-H and Boy Scouts Leader; a 25-year member of the Canastota Lions Club, serving two terms as president; a member of her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, having also served as president; a ten-year member of the Town of Lenox Planning Board; the Canastota-Lenox Grange; and the Canastota-Sylvan Beach Seniors Club. Sharon will always be remembered for the love of her family, God, and her giving nature to help make her community to be a better place to live.
She is survived by her three sons: Marty (Annette) Bargabos, Jeff (Theresa) Bargabos, and Bobby (Luann) Bargabos; her daughter Lori (Scott) Precourt; her brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Alice Reynolds; her two sisters Marjorie Moot and Virginia Kampf. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends also survive Sharon.
Sharon was predeceased by, “the love of her life,” her husband Robert.
Her family extends heartfelt thanks to all that gave compassionate care to Sharon during her courageous battle against cancer: her oncologist, Dr. Rinki Agarwal, her P.A. Paula Devendorf, both at the Upstate Cancer Center; the nurses and nurse’s aides of Hospice of CNY; and the staff at Francis House for all the loving care and comfort provided.
Sharon’s funeral will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 2 PM, at the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, with the Pastor Donna Chapman, CRE, officiating. There will be a visitation at the church from Noon until 2 PM, prior to the service on Sunday. Interment services will be held on Monday, July 26, at 10:00 AM at Stockbridge Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home. To offer a condolence or share a memory, please visit: coolican-mcsweeney.com
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