Melinda Cross

Obituary of Melinda Noyes Cross

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Kenwood-Melinda Noyes Cross, age 78, of Cramer Ave. passed away peacefully Monday afternoon January 30, 2023 in the comfort of her home.

She was born on November 20, 1944 in Oneida, New York, a daughter of the late Pierrepont T. "Peter" and Phyllis (Leland) Noyes. Melinda was a graduate of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Schools and earned an associate's degree in fashion which led her to a career as the company photo stylist with Oneida Limited Silversmiths.

Melinda had many interests that included cooking, horses, crossword puzzles, music, turtles, daily trips to Dunkin Donuts and gardening. Her biggest passion were her three grandchildren, whom she adored.

Surviving are her husband, Robert "Bob" Cross of Kenwood, two sons and two daughters-in-law, Connelly and Beth Jones of Sherrill, Peter and Lisa Jones of Nashville, step-daughter Michael and her husband Jeff Garner of Kenwood, her grandchildren, Mia Jones of Nashville, Madelynn & Juliette Jones of Sherrill, her brother Geoffrey and sister-in-law Kristi Noyes of Kenwood, and several nieces & nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Melinda's life on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM at a traditional Oneida Community memorial service (party) in the Big Hall of the Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Kenwood/Oneida, NY, 13421. The family will attend a spring burial in the Oneida Community Cemetery. Charitable donations in her name may be made to Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, 7138 Sutherland Dr., Canastota NY or to the Oneida Community Mansion House (address above.) Arrangements are with the Malecki Funeral Home of Sherrill. Online condolences may be sent to

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3:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2023
The Mansion House Big Hall
170 Kenwood Ave.
Oneida, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Oneida Community Cemetery
Golf Course Lane
Oneida, New York, United States
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