Nancy E. (Pennington) Lawrence, age 85, of Commack, N.Y., passed away Friday, December 28, 2012, at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, N.Y.
She was born in Millville, PA on March 1, 1927. She graduated from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing and trained in a NYC hospital where she met and married the late George E. Lawrence of Gloversville in August of 1949. Mr. Lawrence passed away in 1995.
Nancy lived in Commack, N.Y., and she worked at the Kings Park State Hospital until her retirement in 1982. She had enjoyed many hobbies, recipe collecting, traveling and raising and showing dogs.
She is survived by her sisters: Helen Schmal of St. James, N.Y. and Elizabeth Paul of Duncannon, PA; her children, Lynn Szurek of Watertown, N.Y., Jeffrey Lawrence of La Plata, MD and Joni Lawrence of Commack, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Sarah M. Szurek of Gainsville, Fla., and Daniel Lawrence Szurek of Watertown, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, N.Y., where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. L. David Almleaf officiating. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext; Albany, NY 12205 or to the American Heart / American Stroke Association, 440 New Karner Road; Albany, NY 12205.
Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.