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Sybil M. Foster

May 11, 1941 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Sybil Foster Obituary

Sybil M. Foster

Oneida-Sybil M Foster peacefully joined her Lord and Savior Jesus on December 1, 2023, after a brief illness.  Sybil is survived by many family members particularly her brothers Merle Foster (Rome, NY), Jody Foster, Bobby Foster, and Michael Foster; her sister Tammy Gomez as well as nieces and nephews: Marcia Foster, Amanda, Steven and Eric and great nephew Sullivan.  She is also survived by numerous friends, too many to mention them all here, especially her dear friend for over 60 years Nellie Frederick (Madison, NY).  Sybil is predeceased by her brothers Fred Foster and his wife, Carm, Martin (Sonny) Foster; her parents Ivan and Mary Foster, and her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Foster Martin, whom she adored; and Richard (Nellie) Frederick.

Born May 11, 1941, and raised in Oriskany Falls, NY, Sybil moved to Madison then Hamilton then on to Oneida which she has called home for over 40 years.  As a young woman Sybil worked for the Waterville Knitting Mill then she went to work for the Madison County Department of Social Services.  Sybil was employed by, “the County” for 35 years, where she met and made friends with many wonderful coworkers. Sybil was always willing to lend a hand to help those around her and enjoyed bringing little gifts or trinkets to those she cared about. After retirement Sybil volunteered at the Saint Patrick’s Food Cupboard and the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care facility.

Sybil enjoyed taking walks, especially with her little dogs, decorating her home, helping others and talking to her neighbors.  She also loved football, especially Norte Dame.  Most of all Sybil loved animals.  She always had pets in her home, often 2 or 3.  She donated regularly to various programs to help animals in need.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Humane Society of Rome, PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13440 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Services will be held on Saturday December 9, 2023, at 11 am, at the Coolican-McSweeney and Paul Funeral Home, 322 Washington Avenue in Oneida.  Visitation with family and friends will be held prior to the service starting at 10 am.  Spring interment will be in South Brookfield Cemetery. Sybil and her family are being provided companionate personal and professional care by Jeffrey T. Paul, Director of the Coolican-McSweeney and Paul Funeral Home. To offer a condolence, please visit:

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December 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home
322 Washington Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home
322 Washington Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421


Humane Society of Rome
P.O. Box 4572, Rome NY 13440

Shriner's Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607


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