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Obituary for Ethelyn J. Sapino

Ethelyn J. Sapino, Manlius, NY.

With gratitude, love, joy and sadness, Ethelyn Sapino aka “Lynn,” 80, peacefully departed Into eternal life on December 9, 2021 after a long illness.

She was born August 27, 1941 in Troy, NY, the daughter of William H. Farnham and Ethel Davis Farnham. Ethelyn was a graduate of Shaker High School, class of 1958.

She married Chester Sapino of Troy, NY. Mrs. Sapino was an avid gardener and gourmet chef. She loved cooking, family gatherings, swimming, homemaking, entertaining, traveling and most of all being a grandmother.

She was very active in Cub Scouts and teaching Sunday School to little children in our local church. She was a Christian with exceptional faith always praying for those she heard were suffering. She loved singing and entertaining family and friends. Ethelyn will be remembered as a very loving, hospitable and caring woman. Surely goodness and mercy followed her all the days of her life and she is dwelling in the house of the Lord forever. Her secret to a long, happy marriage of more than six decades was an agreement with her husband, to never let the sun go down on their anger.

Besides her husband, Chet, she is survived by her son Chester Sapino III and daughter-in-law Lisa Sapino of New Port Richey, Florida, and daughter Lisa Sapino Cuomo and son-in-law Robert F. Cuomo of Manlius, New York, three grandchildren, Robert E. Cuomo and fiancée Lindsey Spirk of Allentown, Julie S. Cuomo of Baldwinsville, New York and Christian R. Cuomo of Manlius New York, a sister, Carole Farnham Geary and brother-in-law, James K. Geary, several nieces and nephews and Cousins.

She was predeceased by three sisters Beverly, Phyllis, and Cynthia, and her brother William.

Following Ethelyn’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, NY. (Masks will be required)

The funeral will be livestreamed starting at 9:50 AM. The web address is:

Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt, NY.

The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks for the excellent and compassionate care received at Francis House in Syracuse, NY.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY 13208.