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April 9, 2013

Odette May (Snyder) Foland

Odette May (Snyder) Foland

CORTLAND — Odette May (Snyder) Foland, 94, of Cortland passed away April 7, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. She was born Dec. 19, 1918, in Utica, to the late Grover and Irene Darrigrand Snyder.

Mrs. Foland was raised and educated in Utica where she received an RN degree through Utica Memorial Hospital. She began her nursing career at the A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta where she met her late husband, R. Max Foland. Soon after, they relocated the family to Sidney, where she worked at The Hospital. She also worked at the Sidney Credit Union, and worked as a private duty nurse and assisted the election board.

She was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, and taught Sunday school.

Odette relocated to the Cortland area in 2004 and resided locally since then. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards. Her family will cherish her memory as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all she knew.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Camellia) Foland of Illinois, Gregory Foland of Norwich; her daughter, Maxine (John) Seamans of Homer; special daughter-in-law, Ann Foland of Liverpool; her brother-in-law, Tom Craig of Utica; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Mrs. Foland was predeceased by her husband, R. Max Foland, her son, John Foland, her sisters, Jane Treisbach, Betty Craig, and Genevieve Millbower.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in the cemetery chapel at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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