Kathleen Foster
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Obituary of Kathleen Foster

Kathleen H. "Kathy" Foster, 81, of Utica and formerly of Rome, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Presbyterian Residential Community in New Hartford. She was born in Rome on August 26, 1935, the daughter of the late J. Raymond and Katharine Dunn Hyde. She was a graduate of St. Aloysius Academy and the St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. On August 22, 1964, she married Joseph Travaglini. He passed away in 1977. In 1983 she married H. Frederick Foster and he passed away in 1998.

Kathy was a Registered Nurse at Rose Hospital for many years until its closing. She went on to become an administrator and director of activities at the Rome Home until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Rome and the Ava Dorfman Senior Center.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Jean Marie (Michael) Garro of Utica; a granddaughter, Anna; two sisters-in-law, Judy Hyde and Nina Hyde; nieces and nephews, Dianne, Lynda, David, Katharine, and Paul; several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and many friends, including Mary Alice and Marion. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Snope; and four brothers, Robert, William, Donald, and Richard Hyde.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 1:30pm at St. Peter's Church in Rome with the Rev. Philip Hearn officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Wednesday from 4-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kathy's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.