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Audrey E. Rayner

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BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- Audrey E. Rayner, 69, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 3, 2003 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She resided on Eddy Road in Buskirk.

She was born Dec. 2, 1933 in Orange, Mass., daughter of the late Percy W. and Florence A. (Webster) Thompson. Audrey grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange High School. She worked at the Asgrow Seed Company in Cambridge, Barclays and Oak Industries both in Hoosick Falls. Audrey was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls and was very active in the North Hoosick Fire Department and a local 4-H Club.

Audrey enjoyed selling Avon for many years. Besides spending time with her loving family, she enjoyed travel, reading, knitting, sewing and genealogy.

Survivors include four daughters, Jackie Sullivan and her husband Thomas Sr. of North Hoosick, Robin Mulligan and her husband Jamie of Buskirk, Sheila Rayner and her significant other Chris Davis of Shaftsbury, and Terry Yavaniski and her husband Charles of Hoosick Falls; a son, Chris Rayner, and his significant other Victoria McCart of Eagle Bridge; a daughter-in-law, Carol Rayner of Buskirk; a brother, Edward L. Thompson of Orange; also survived by 13 grandchildren and a great- grandson. She is predeceased by a brother, Jack S. Thompson.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2-5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the North Hoosick Fire Department or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Orange United Methodist Church in Orange. Burial will follow the service at South Cemetery in Orange. Relatives and friends may call at the Witty’s Funeral Home, 150 South St. in Orange on Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 5, 2003
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