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Sharyn M. (Hicks) Besig

November 3, 1947 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 70)

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Mohawk – Sharyn M. Besig, 70 of the Town of German Flatts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 29, 2017 with her loving family by her side.

She was born November 3, 1947 in Ilion, NY the daughter of the late Stewart and Mary (Burdick) Hicks and was educated in Ilion schools.

Her marriage to Paul Besig, Jr. took place on September 7, 1991 at the Annunciation Church in Ilion by Father Turner.

For several years, Sharyn was a dispatcher for the Mohawk Police Department.

A woman devoted to her family, Sharyn’s life was centered around her loved ones, especially cooking for the yearly clambake and parties. In her earlier years, she enjoyed traveling with her husband Paul to Florida and Hilton Head Island with her close family and friends. Sharyn loved the outdoors and found much relaxation camping with her family. In her leisure she enjoyed visiting with her friends and her shopping sprees to the malls.

Survivors include, her loving husband of 26 years, Paul; a daughter, Eva Renee Smaldone and Norm Babcock of Utica; two sons, Randy Smaldone of Litchfield, NY and Scott Smaldone and fiancée Vanessa Hoage of Little Falls; three grandchildren, Kasandra Smaldone, Nate Smaldone, and Joseph Smaldone; a sister, Marjorie Bartkowiak of Utica; a brother, Stewart Hicks of Cold Brook; and several nieces, nephews cousins and in-laws. She is also survived by her canine companions Baby and Zoey.

She was pre-deceased by a sister, Mary Conroy and a brother, Raymond Hicks.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Annunciation Church, Ilion, NY with Reverend Paul Catena, officiating. Burial in the spring will take place at Mohawk Cemetery, Annex at a time to be announced. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. All memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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