Marilyn J. Dunbar
1938 - 2021
Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home
322 Washington Ave
Oneida, NY
ONEIDA - Marilyn J. Dunbar, 83, of Oneida, passed away early Monday morning, June 21, 2021 at Oneida Health.She was born on May 22, 1938, in Oneida at home, the daughter of Mabel I. (Cater) and Ernest P. Butler. She was a graduate of Oneida High School.On January 23, 1959, Marilyn was united in marriage to Alva G. Dunbar at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Oneida. Mr. Dunbar passed away in March, 1989.In addition to being a homemaker, Marilyn was employed as a child care provider at the former Wee Care for several years.She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.Marilyn enjoyed fishing, crocheting, collecting, reading, playing card game, and music. Her greatest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always kind and loving.Surviving are her children, Karen (Dennis) Alvord, Margaret (Bill) Schoeneck, and Alva (Lisa) Dunbar, and her stepson, Dennis (Janiece) Dunbar and his family; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is Marilyn’s sister-in-law, Rose Butler and brother-in-law, William Rowe.In addition to her husband, Marilyn was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sandra J. Dunbar and her four siblings.A service will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church for family and close friends on Friday, June 25. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Consideration of memorial contributions can be made to Wanderer's Rest in lieu of flowers. The family's care has been entrusted to Coolican-McSweeney and Paul Funeral Home.
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Published by The Oneida Daily Dispatch from Jun. 22 to Jun. 24, 2021.
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Karen and family, very sorry to hear about your mom. We are sending prayers for strength, comfort and healing.
Jan & Kevin Collins
June 28, 2021
To the Dunbar Family, Though it has been many years since we have seen Mrs. Dunbar, we have fond memories from years past. Our condolences are with the family. The Spawn Family
Mark A Spawn
June 24, 2021
Karen, Maggie and Alva, so very sorry to hear that your mom passed. She had the twinkle in her eye and a smile that made you all warm inside. Beautiful is what she was
Alison O'Toole
June 23, 2021
So sorry Karen and family.
Celeste Smith
June 23, 2021
Maggie and family so very sorry for your great loss! I did not know your mom but please know I will remember her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Mary McCulley
June 22, 2021
I am so sorry to read about Mrs. Dunbar passing. So many great memories growing up, playing in all of the yards. Having girl scouts at her house. Through the years talking to her when she was walking her dog or out front. What a great neighbor, friend and mentor. She will be missed. My prayer are with all of you. RIP
Linda Carinci-Moore
June 22, 2021
Going to miss that cheerful "Hello"! Such a sweet soul. We'll take great care of Millie, but she will always miss you...and so will we. We love you, Aunt Marilyn.
Alex and Charlene Rowe
June 22, 2021
There was always a smile and love in her eyes. A very special person who I will never forget.
Kathie Chyrywaty
June 22, 2021
My heart breaks..for all of you..she's taught me so much growing up an always made me feel like part of the many great memories..gonna be missed for in peace beautiful lady
Shelly king
June 22, 2021
Aunt Marilyn was a wonderful human just like my Grandparents Al & Joan Cater. You will forever be missed. All my love.
Derek DaPrano
June 22, 2021
Marilyn was a sweetheart. She always had a smile on her face. My sincere condolences to her family members. I'll always remember her fondly.
Katie Thomas
June 22, 2021
Karen and the entire family, So sorry for your loss- love and prayers sent and may God bless your family during this difficult time .
Mike & Denise Marley
June 22, 2021
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