Obituary of Genevieve M. Gay
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Genevieve M. "Vieve" Gay, 93, of Kinderhook, died March 4, 2022 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a hard-fought battle with Interstitial Lung Disease.
Born in Chicago on February 2, 1929, Vieve was the daughter of the late Edith Josephine (Jeffcott) and Wilbur Arthur McKean.
On September 20, 1952, she married Robert C. Gay and they had 58 years of marriage.
A lifelong homemaker and mother of three sons, she also worked as a library aide at Ichabod Crane Middle and High Schools from 1977 to 1984.
Vieve was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie.
She was a life member of NSDAR, Hendrick Hudson Chapter; life member of the Greenport Historical Society; and life member of and volunteer for the Columbia County Historical Society.
She was very proud of her Scottish ancestry, once traveling to her family's ancestral home at Glencoe, Scotland.
Vieve was known for the colorful afghans that she created and donated to various charities.
Vieve is survived by sons, Walter and Brian (Cindy) Gay, both of Valatie and two grandchildren, Howard Gay and Ellen Bury. Besides her parents and husband, Vieve is also predeceased by her son, Malcolm, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie. Burial will follow in the Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook. Calling hours will be from 4-6 PM, Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Of Valatie or the Valatie Rescue Squad.