OBITUARIES: Gardner, Flaherty

Francis H. Gardner, Sr. (1940 – 2018)

ALBANY—Francis Henry Gardner, Sr., 78, of Valatie passed away October 6, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

He was born in Valatie to Emma (Repp) and Marvin Gardner, August 7, 1940.

He was in the first graduating class of the Ichabod Crane High School. He worked many years for W.T. Grant Company. Mr. Gardner was a small business advocate and worked at several small community businesses; retiring from Mario’s Home Center after 20+ years. He enjoyed watching the New York Mets and spending quality time with his family.

Mr. Gardner is survived by: his five children, Bonnie (Bob) Hawley, Barbara (Brian) Domigan, Cheryl Thatcher, Dawn (Victor) Dugan, Francis Gardner, Jr.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Gardner and his parents.

He is survived by: siblings, Marvin Gardner, James Gardner, Shirley Powell and Denise Gaylord and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Viewing will be held at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, Monday, October 15, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association and/or the American Kidney Foundation.

Tammy C. Flaherty (1959 – 2018)

PITTSFIELD, MA—Tammy C. Flaherty passed away suddenly October 8, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born August 16, 1959, she was the daughter of John H., Sr., and Kay Bailey Crosby.

She was the loving wife of Command Sergeant Major, USA(R) Gary Flaherty and is also survived by her brother, John H. Crosby Jr. (Robin).

She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy.

Mrs. Flaherty was the site manager of the Canaan Senior Program, a member of the Canaan Protective Fire Company Fire Police, corresponding secretary of the Canaan Protective

Fire Company, secretary to the Town of Canaan Planning Board and curator and treasurer of the Canaan Historical Society.

She loved animals and particularly her cats. Mrs. Flaherty was totally involved with working along side her husband assisting veterans and their families.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

Interment will be private, Monday, October 15 at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Canaan Fire Company or the Canaan Historical Society in her honor. Condolences may be conveyed at

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