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Obituary - Barbara M. Reynolds

Barbara M. Reynolds

Date of Passing: August 8th, 2009

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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Rd, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Barbara M. Reynolds, 69, of Waterville (formerly of Utica), passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009, with her family by her side at the Albany Medical Center, after having lost her battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. She was born January 22, 1940, in Cortland, the only child of the late Kenneth and Olive Stabler Murphy. She was a graduate of Cortland High School and the Auburn Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She married George (Skip) Reynolds of Utica on May 18, 1963, at St. Mary''s Church in Cortland. For 20 years, Mrs. Reynolds was a Registered Nurse at St. Luke''s Memorial Hospital and later worked for over 20 years with Dr. Steven Z. Kussin at Digestive Disease Medicine of CNY in Utica, retiring in 2005. Mrs. Reynolds was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and formerly an active member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a former volunteer with the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, and a member and volunteer of the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. She was an avid gardener with a magic green thumb, loved the performing arts, and traveling. Barbara crocheted thousands of mittens for family, friends, and charity, and was the founder of the Boilermaker Bell Ringers on Champlain Avenue - an event she thoroughly enjoyed. She was also a terrific baker - infamous for her homemade chocolate chip cookies, consumed by many New York Mills High School students. Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She truly loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) and Jeffrey Burgess of Plattsburgh, Erin and Mark Andrews of Sherrills Ford, NC, and Jennifer and Michael Wratten of Waterville; seven grandchildren, Garrett and Stephanie Burgess, Nicholas and Anneliese Andrews, and Elizabeth, Alison, and Jack Wratten. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins all of whom she loved dearly. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, New Hartford. Calling hours are Tuesday evening from 4-7 at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford. Interment will be in Cortland.


Erin and family, I know you will miss your Mother dearly, but you have many wonderful memories. She is in a more beautiful place now. My thoughts are with you.
Pam Cato

Peggy: My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.
David Jock

Jenna, Michael, Lizzie, Allison & Jack - We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.
David, Hilary & Andrej Nawoj

I met Barb while working at St. E's and we became fast friends because of the humane society. We spent many hours taking puppies and kittens to area nursing facilities. I will miss her My sympathy to you all Lynne
Lynne Swartz

Our sympathy and prayers are with Reynolds family.
Louie &alice Chibis

I miss my Tillie!!!

Dear Erin: Time is the only comforter for the loss of your Mother. Just remember she will always be with you when you need her the most. Just remind yourself what would Mom do. You will still carry her inside. I'll never forget her sweet peaceful smile!
Cherilyn Harris

Dear Erin, We love you and our prayers are with you and your family. Clara and Jack
Clara and Jack Ledford

Please know that the entire family is in our prayers. A beautifully written obituary. Erin, Peggy and Jennifer - May memories of your Mother comfort you..."Mothers teach us to love, to see beauty, to take our place in the world...and bloom there..Your mother will always live in your heart..May you always feel her soft presence around you" Love, Edna and Joe
Edna and Joe Bickett

I want to let you and your family know tat you have my greatest sympathy. I pray to God to give you and your family strength in this sad moment
Babu Kuttala

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are so glad we were able to spend the extra time with her when we were north. Love to all
Carbano Family

Erin, I am sorry to hear about your mother. please know that you and your family are in my prayer and thoughts thru this difficult time.
wendy locacius

Erin, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am only a phone call or text message away ... whatever you need.
Kimberly Williams

Erin, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You and your family are in our prayers.
Gene Reedy

Skip and all you guys, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Murphy will be missed by all.Remember the good times, and keep a smile on for her.
dick seeber

Uncle Skip and Girls: The angels have aguired the best. We will miss her and her ability to make things seem better. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lori, Hillary and Hannah
Lori Forbes

Mommy, we will miss you terribly but we are grateful that you are no longer suffering. I love you forever.
Maggie Mud

Erin, I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my prayers..
Jim Kelly

Erin, my heart, love and prayers go out to all of you on the passing of your Mom. Your Mom (who will always be "Mrs Reynolds" to me :) was one of my favorite people - always had a hug, a willing ear to listen and an open heart. She'll be missed by all that new her. Much love, Christina
Christina Gorecki McKillop

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I have such wonderful memories of the times I shared with Barb.
Carol Griffin

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I have such wonderful memories of the times I shared with Barb.
Carol Griffin

Erin, My heart was saddened to hear this today. Know that you, your father, and the entire famly are in our prayers.
Greg Kesterson

Erin & the Reynold family, I am very sad to hear the news. May God bless and comfort you knowing that she is with the lord now and rest in peace.
Tommy Leung

We are sorry