LAKE LUZERNE -- Margaret L. Brewster, 69, of Lake Tour Road, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Albany Medical Center.
Born on Aug. 10, 1940, in Lake Luzerne, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (St. John) Bourdeau.
Mrs. Brewster attended Hadley-Luzerne Central School.
She married Peter J. Brewster on Feb. 1, 1958, in Lake Luzerne. The couple has resided in Lake Luzerne for many years.
Mrs. Brewster worked for the Warren Co. Public Health Department for 15 years as a home health aid from 1986 until her retirement in 2001.
She was a longtime member of the Lake Luzerne United Methodist Church.
Margaret loved cooking, baking, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, making maple syrup and spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by one son, Jeffrey S. Brewster, three sisters: Gloria J. Deuel, Yvonne H. Bordeau and Lillian F. "Punky" Straight; and by one brother, David "Billy" Bourdeau.
Survivors besides her husband of 51 years include three sons: James Brewster and his wife, Kelly, of Hadley, Gary Brewster of New York City and Raymond Brewster and his wife, Peggy of Hadley; two daughters, Deborah Shorr and her husband, Charles, of Monroe and Melissa Kelly and her husband, Brian, of Lake Luzerne; nine grandchildren: Ryan, Jacqueline and Alicia Shorr, Brandon Bogle, Courtney, Brianne and Connor Kelly and Raymond and Tanisha Brewster; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Makenzie; three sisters: MaryLee Bourdeau of Lake Luzerne, Carol Lucia and her husband, Richard of Corinth, and Elizabeth "Cindy" Lawrence and her husband, Keith, of Corinth; four brothers: Francis "Buster" Bourdeau and his wife, Irene, of Stony Creek, Levi Bourdeau and his wife, Violet, of Corinth, Lynn "Butch" Bourdeau of Corinth, and Michael Bourdeau and his wife, Nancy, of Lake Luzerne; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
Burial will be at Luzerne Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to the First United Methodist Church, 24 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.