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Alison Cook Gordinier

Gordinier, Alison Cook NEWCOMB Alison "Ailie" Cook Gordinier, of Donks Lane in Newcomb, died at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center after a long battle with brain cancer. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Hermon C. Gordinier and Katharine Cook Gordinier. She had resided in the Troy area most of her life, for 30 years on Cole Lane in Brunswick and for the past 10 years in Newcomb. She was a graduate of Emma Willard School, class of 1960, and earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and her master's degree in south Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin. She later graduated from the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 as a registered nurse. Alison was a registered nurse at Samaritan Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and Albany Medical Center in the emergency rooms and for 10 years for the American Red Cross in Albany, retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and as an avid hiker and climber she became a "46er" after climbing all 46 of the 4,000-foot mountains in the Adirondacks. After retiring, she became an avid quilter and was an active member of Newcombs Mountain Quilters. Survivors include her companion of 45 years, Joanna Donk of Newcomb; three brothers, H. Camp (Comfort) Gordinier of Lenox, Mass., John S. (Joan) Gordinier of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Michael B. Gordinier of Key West, Fla.; her cousins, Kathryn Mellor, Patty Williams and George Ide; many other cousins and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Ave., Troy. Interment will be in Sand Lake Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Alison Cook Gordinier to the Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY 12180. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com

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Bryce Funeral Home
276 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-7281

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 10, 2012
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