Obituary for Cynthia E. Barker (Empie)
Cynthia E. Barker, 74, of Utica, formerly of Poolville and Lebanon, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.
She was born October 11, 1943 in Norwich, a daughter of the late Ledro and Mary Muncil Empie, and was a graduate of Earlville High School. Cynthia was a hairdresser for many years in Lebanon, and was later employed at SUNY Morrisville and then SUNY Oswego as a maintenance supervisor until her retirement. She was a member of the Columbus Community Church.
Surviving are a daughter Karen Manoiero-Appel and her husband, Craig Appel of Utica; Steve Barker and Debbie of Earlville; Debbie Wilbur of Canastota; her former son-in-law, Francesco Manoiero of Marcy; a brother, Brian Empie and Barbara Riggall of Hamilton; grandchildren, Anthony Appel, Jedadiah Gaudin and Abbi, who resided and cared for her in the past couple of years, Victoria Manoiero and Agazio Manoiero; and her cat, Eva, who she loved and adored. She was predeceased by a brother, Terry Empie.
A celebration of Cynthia’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton. Friends are invited and may call one hour prior to the celebration.
The family would like to thank the staff at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare ICU and SCU, and everyone at Hospice Care, especially Mark, Crystal and Jill, for their kind and compassionate care shown to Cynthia.
Contributions may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., in Cynthia’s memory.