September 21, 1931 — December 1, 2017 LAKE GEORGE — Gwen Perry, 86, of Lake George, passed away on Dec. 1, 2017.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1931 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, to Basil and Alma (Pendorf) Payne.
Gwen spent her childhood and primary school years in Sidney, New York, where she graduated Sidney High School before attending school in Ithaca, where she studied music and the violin. She later moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the Pentagon in government administration.
She is survived by her three children, Gary Michael (Susie) Perry of Scottsdale, Arizona, Terry (Marie) Perry of Leesburg, Virginia and Jerry (Kathi) Perry of Congers, New York; three grandchildren, Kelly Shaw of Gilbert, Arizona, Brian Perry of Tempe, Arizona and Lee Perry of Leesburg, Virginia; and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Easton Shaw.
Gwen was a long-time resident of Lake George, and worked 20 plus years for the Town of Queensbury. After her retirement in 2005, she enjoyed taking the boat excursions on Lake George and spending time with her good friend, Irma Hamblin, of Glens Falls.
The visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette Street, Queensbury.
A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. at the Baker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phil Phaneuf, pastor of the Queensbury United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, where she will rest beside her parents, Basil and Alma, and her grandparents, Minna and Jacob Pendorf.
In loving memory of Gwen, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.
Condolences and floral bouquets may be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804, or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.