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AGE: 63 • Jackson Twp.
Laura Henry, 63, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February, 29, 2012, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, due to complications of Scleroderma. She was born in Manhattan, NY, and resided in Staten Island, NY, before moving to Jackson 2 years ago. Laura was employed by Staten Island University Hospital as an Administrative Assistant for 23 years before retiring in 2010. She was a Communicant of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Jackson. She was a member of the Scleroderma Foundation. Laura volunteered at the Soup Kitchen in Staten Island. She loved to travel abroad and visited many continents. Laura loved to dance, and she danced for many years in school and church variety shows in Staten Island. She also loved to sew and she loved to ski with her family. Laura was a devoted grandmother to her 5 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Carmen Rita Sierra. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward Henry; her daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and Kevin McKeever of Middletown, NJ, Kimberly and Darius Shayegi of Middletown, NJ, and Lauren and Robert Olmeda of Red Bank, NJ; her Brothers, Anthony Sierra of Old Bridge, NJ, and James Sierra of North Bellmore, NY; her sister, Nayda Sierra-Schwartz; and her 5 grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Taryn, Nathan and Sierra.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527 (732)364-6808. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Professional Building, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, (DV chapter k)scleroderma.org, and would be greatly appreciated. For further information, please visit www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 4, 2012