Obituary of Laura Fay Crandall
Laura Fay Crandall passed away peacefully on November 25th at the Elderwood Care Facility in North Creek with her husband, Morgan by her side.
Fay was born in Pottersville, on October 30, 1927 to Leroy and Roxanne (Hill) Fish. She was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Hazel Smith, Frank Fish, Leo Fish, Loretta Perez, Barbara Fish, Pearl Fish, Lloyd Fish, Hilda West, and Patricia Cronk.
She is survived by her husband, Morgan Frederick Crandall. They were married in Stony Creek on September 10, 1949 and enjoyed 74 years of married life. Fay is also survived by her two children and the spouses, Linda Crandall Lamy (William) and Larry Morgan Crandall (Lynn) as well as 3 grandchildren, Ronald Frederick Lamy (Laure) and Carrie Lamy Dooley (Chris) and Nikki Lee Crandall. She was also the doting Great Grandmother of Emma Lamy, Will Lamy, Sydney Lamy, Erin Dooley and Justin Dooley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Fay attended school at Pottersville and Warrensburg. Her schooling was interrupted by World War II and she was proud of later completing her GED.
She worked for many years at the Warrensburg Shirt Factory. Later she went back to school and trained to be a home health aide serving people in the area for many years. During this time she witnessed the need for a food pantry and a linen closet to assist area residents. She founded the First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg “Food Pantry” which she operated for 30 years. She relinquished her duties at the start of COVID at the age of 93.
Fay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, serving as a deacon. She was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a 25 year member of the Glens Falls Hospital Guild.
She liked to shop and eat at any restaurant. The Golden Corral was a favorite stop. She enjoyed swimming and boating, she was a great cook, baker and she enjoyed her flowers. Fay liked to go for car rides, especially, visiting the areas where she and Morgan grew up.
Fay was devoted to her family and enjoyed attending any activity that her grandchildren or great grandchildren were participating in. She became a knowledgeable official in most sports.
Fay and Morgan liked to travel and visited both Canada and Mexico. They traveled across the United States dipping their toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Some of their favorite trips were to the Maine Coast.
Her family would like to thank the staff at the Elderwood Care Facility in North Creek for their compassionate care during her stay.
Friends may call on the Fay’s family from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday, December 4, 2023 at the Alexander Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.
A funeral service to celebrate her life will immediately follow the visitation at 1 pm with Pastor Stephen Andrews, officiating.
Interment will follow in Warrensburg Cemetery.
Pall Bearers will be Ronald Lamy, Nikki Crandall, Christopher Dooley, John West, Jon Fish and Joe Santolin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Warrensburg Food Pantry in Fay’s memory.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book, condolences, and directions.