Gail Ann LaRose (Bogardus)
Dateline – Ballston Lake, NY
In loving memory of Gail Ann Bogardus LaRose, age 77, who died peacefully on April 11, 2018 in her home in Ballston Lake, NY. She was surrounded by her family after battling advanced Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Gail was born October 10, 1940, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Hurlburt Charles Bogardus and Marie Margaret Chevrier. She is predeceased by her parents Hurlburt and Marie and her brother Ronald Frank Bogardus.
Gail went to high school at Ogdensburg Free Academy and graduated in 1959. She graduated from the Utica School of Cosmetology in 1960. In 1961, Gail married the love of her life, Donald Lincoln LaRose. They lived in Whitesboro, NY for several years where three of their five children were born. They then lived in Merritt Island, FL for several years prior to moving to Schenectady, NY where the last two of their children were born and they lived for forty years. In 2015, they moved to Ballston Lake, NY.
Gail is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Lincoln LaRose; her five children Michele Marie (Ronald) Croce, Michael Lincoln (Elizabeth) LaRose, Deborah Ann LaRose, Patricia Gail (Paul) Flint and Timothy Charles (Ania) LaRose; seven grandchildren, Alyson Gail Flint, Andrew John Flint, Katherine Gail LaRose, Victoria Elizabeth LaRose, Aidan Michael Flint, Timothy Lincoln LaRose and Maya Terajewicz LaRose; her brother Lawrence Hurlburt (Mary) Bogardus and a number of relatives and close friends.
Gail built a beautiful home for her family and worked as a teacher’s assistant at Brown School and St. Kateri Tekakwitha. She was active in the church and served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years at both St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Schenectady. Since moving to Ballston Lake, she has been a parishioner at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake, NY.
Gail enjoyed traveling to Europe, Asia and throughout the US. Hawaii was her favorite place to be during the winter months. Spending time with her seven grandchildren was also one of her favorite things to do. She is adored by all seven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 11am at Corpus Christi Church, Round Lake, NY. Family and friends may call from 9:30am-11am at Corpus Christi Church prior to the service. Christian entombment will immediately follow at Most Holy Redeemer, Schenectady, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Community Hospice Foundation Attn: Saratoga County Hospice 310 South Manning Boulevard Albany, NY 12208, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1 Marcus Blvd #104, Albany, NY 12205 or Corpus Christi Church, 2001 U.S. 9, Round Lake, NY 12151.
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Gail’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com