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Sharon R. Costello
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Sharon R. Costello, 67, passed away peacefully, with her devoted family by her side, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Masonic Care Community.

Sharon was born in Utica on February 12, 1951, a daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Zinicola) Costello. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of TR Proctor High School. Sharon was a finance manager at Fleet Bank for over thirty-one years; and later worked for the NYS Department of Corrections. In 2003, she worked for the Rescue Mission of Utica, and retired in February of 2016. A devout Christian, Sharon enjoyed time spent with family and was a diehard fan of her beloved New York Knicks.

She is survived by her three sisters, Linda Brown and Preston Kelley, of Hubbardsville, Toni Reese, of Utica, and Sally Whitaker, of Schuyler; nieces and nephews, Tina Brown and Mark Pugliese, Terry Brown, Brian and Kristin Reese, Bob and Courtney Reese, and Alyssa Whitaker; two great nieces and one great nephew, Finley Pearl, and Tatum Reese and Caden Reese; and also her “little guys”, Carl and Alonzo, to whom she was a like a big sister. She was predeceased by her brother, Michael Anthony Costello.

In keeping with Sharon’s wishes, her family will honor her in a private ceremony and there will be no calling hours or formal service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Masonic Care Community, especially the Old Forge Unit, for the loving care shown to Sharon during her stay.
 
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Such a wonderful person with a love for family and friends. We shared many laughs working together at Oneida National Bank. May she rest in peace.

Written by Lisa Filletti
2018-04-18 12:55:39 PM


Sharon was the head of our area when I worked at Fleet and later Bank of America Service Center part time. As long as one did their work well, Sharon was GREAT! If not, she would "blow her stack," and since I worked mornings, I never saw this side of her, but I was there at times when she apologized for one the afternoon before. She and I got along just fine, and she gave me work that she was "supposed" to do herself, and I was told by a lesser team leader that I had to do 'OUR" work first. I did what Sharon gave me first, as she was way above the other team leader. Later Sharon traded me to another section, and I had to be given clearance to come back in the afternoon for Sharon's farewell party when she retired. She was very surprised that I came back, and I would not have missed it for the world. Rest in peace my friend, and you are now where everyone loves you! Till we meet again, Fran.

Written by Fran Wright
2018-04-18 2:27:36 PM


I am heartbroken to hear this news. Sharon was a very close friend for many years when we worked at the bank, and after. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to her sisters and their families.

Written by Cindy Angerosa Beaton
2018-04-18 2:31:15 PM


I'm sorry about Sharon's passing. She was an awesome person and I had the privilege of working with her for years at Fleet Bank. She was my manager in the research department. She cared about her workers as her personal friends. My heartfelt condolences to her family. I will always remember her as a funny and great boas and friend.

Written by Jill McGowan
2018-04-19 4:35:16 AM


Such sad news to hear of Sharon's passing. We worked together and became close friends while working at Oneida National Bank.many years ago. As life often does, we went in different directions and lost track of each other. I only saw her a couple of times after I left the bank, but we talked and laughed like we saw each other just yesterday. I know she had a strong love for her family, friends, and children. I only hope she had a happy, fulfilling life. She will always be one of the best people I have ever known. May she rest in peace.

Written by JEANNE RITZEL
2018-04-20 2:11:04 PM


Sharon had a wonderful spirit and will be truley missed. Carl, Alonzo and I spent some very fun and cherished moments with her especially after our games. I will miss her smile, energy, friendship and encouragement. I pray for peace and comfort for the family.

Written by CEBRON WEBB
2018-04-21 10:24:09 PM


I pray for God's Holy Spirit to comfort you all. It hurts to know that she is no longer with us. She was a wonderful, loving woman and I loved her very much.

Written by Laura Rowland
2018-04-21 4:23:37 PM


About a month ago, I sent an email to Mike Dow at the Rescue Mission of Utica and asked if he would please try to find a way to contact Sharon. I received an email from Mike yesterday and was told of Sharon's death. I am completely devastated. I worked with Sharon at the Mission. I shared an office with her. She was great at her job and wonderful with people. I send my sincere sympathy to all of Sharon's family and friends. The Lord has another angel to surround Him. Rest in peace Sharon. Please look down upon us and ask our Lord to bless us as He blessed you.

Written by Louis Galluppi
2018-05-05 8:13:51 PM