Lydia C. (Cole) Parsons

FULTON, NY – Lydia C. (Cole) Parsons, a life resident of Fulton, died on Thursday December 15, 2016, at her “winter home” in Palmetto, Florida, peacefully and with her family by her side.

Lydia C. (Cole) Parsons
Lydia C. (Cole) Parsons

Born in 1943 in Fulton, Lydia graduated from Fulton High School in 1961.

She married F. David Parsons, 53 years prior and had two children.

After graduating from Syracuse Beauty School, she operated a beauty salon for several years.

Lydia’s real excitement came from painting.

Whether it was being a student, being the teacher or going to conventions she was always happy! Lydia loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and playing cards with dear friends.

She had a wonderful smile that could light up any dim room.

Lydia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marvin and Marjorie (Cook) Cole; and two brothers, Marvin Cole and Richard Cole.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, F. David Parsons; a daughter, Stacy Ashby (Brian); a son, Michael Parsons; five grandchildren; several close friends and cousins.  Crabbers and Cindy were “extra” special.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Hospice agency.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Lydia was a friend and helped me out in my beauty shoppe in the past in Fulton, she was truly a remarkable person.

  2. Lydia was such a nice woman. She was also pretty, super talented and funny. My deepest sympathy to Dave.

  3. David, Mike and Tracy, I’m so sorry to see of Lydia’s passing and may your memories hold a warm place in your hearts. I always enjoyed being around her and she taught me well in painting classes. RIP Lydia

  4. Dave, my thoughts & prayers go out to your family. Your love for Lydia & the memories that you made together is what will get you through your difficult times ahead….

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