Laurie B. Ferguson
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Staatsburg - Laurie B. Ferguson, 67, a local resident for over ten years and formerly of Florida and Tennessee, died November 23, 2012 at home.
Born March 3, 1945 in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Lakestream Baker. She was a graduate of F. D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.
Laurie was a Food Service Worker at Haviland Junior High School in the Hyde Park Central School District for several years.
She was a member of Purl Jam, a knitting/crocheting club that meets at the Staatsburg Library. She was also an avid reader, a fabulous seamstress, and a lover of animals.
A wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister, Laurie is survived by her daughter, Dawn Lovell, and husband, Les; son, Michael Cronk and wife, Linda; grandchildren, Amanda Lovell, Harrison Campbell, Steven Cronk, Fletcher Campbell, Randi Cronk, and Amber Cronk; sisters, Michele Baker and Susan Martin, Florence Wood, and Pat Smith and husband, Les; brother, Robert Baker and wife, Carol; nephew, Patrick Mansfield and wife, Lisa; niece, Nicole Baker; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A period of visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm, Monday, November 26th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to Curly Tail Pug Rescue, PO Box 324, Bearsville, NY 12409, or ACE Veterinary Hospital (for Crate Escape), 1078 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Nov. 25, 2012