Laura J. Gardiner

Laura J. Gardiner

Laura J. Gardiner

WESTERLO — Laura J. Gardiner, who went on mission trips as a member of the Westerlo Baptist Church, died peacefully on Monday June 20, 2022 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. She was 74.

She was born in Albany on March 11, 1948 to the late Ralph and Margaret Gardiner. A lifelong resident of Westerlo, she attended Greenville Central Schools, graduating in 1966. She went on to the State University of New York College at Oneonta, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 1971.

She worked as a receptionist and supply manager for Albany Medical Center from 1972 to 2018.

A member of Westerlo Baptist Church, she was a part of the choir there, was a Sunday school teacher, and went on a mission trip to Venezuela and another to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

“Laura enjoyed puzzles, sewing, crocheting, baking (especially pies), and reading,” her family wrote in a tribute.

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Laura J. Gardiner is survived by her siblings, Donna Gardiner, David Gardiner and his wife, Elaine, Lawrence Gardiner, and Susan Gardiner; by her nieces and nephews, Scott Gardiner and his wife, Karen, Johnathan Gardiner and his wife, Sarah, and Jeffrey Gardiner, Stephanie Johnstone and her husband, T.J., and Alison Bersani and her husband, Ken; by 12 grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and by one great-grandnephew.

Her parents, Ralph and Margaret Gardiner, died before her, as did her sister-in-law, Linda Gardiner.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home at 4898 State Route 81 in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo at 618 State Route 143 in Westerlo, followed by burial in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, Post Office Box 130, Westerlo, NY 12193, for the mission’s fund.

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