In Memory of Lauri A. Hunter
February 8, 1961 - July 4, 2018
Resided in Whitesboro, NY
Lauri A. Hunter, 57, passed away on July 4, 2018 peacefully with her loving family by her side.
Lauri was born February 8, 1961 in Utica, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Madlyn Thomas. She attended Whitesboro High School.
On August 11, 1982 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Hunter, and enjoyed 35 years of marriage together, until his passing in August of 2017.
Lauri was employed for many years at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center. She was an honorary member and President of VFW 7393 in New York Mills and also, was Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary. Lauri had a great passion and love in helping others. She enjoyed watching Yankee game and watching her brother “Junk Yard Jet” race. She spent many years also in the Heart Run and Walk and the Relay for life. Lauri was on many golfing and bowling leagues, she also enjoyed going to 1000 islands and fishing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was loved by all.
Lauri is survived by 2 step-children; Amy (Dale) Coria of Chadwicks and Kyle (Kecia) Hunter of Whitesboro. She leaves behind 5 step-grandchildren; Michael Peek, Meghan Peek, Christopher Hunter, Cameron Hunter and Carson Hunter.
Also surviving are 2 sisters; Audrey (James) Durant, of Vernon Center, NY, and Sheila Owen of Rome, along with one brother James Thomas and companion Sue Owens of Marcy, nieces Peggy Durant, Victoria (Joel) Zahn, Savanna Thomas, Rebecca Thomas, nephews; Mike Thomas, Steve (Linda) Durant, Wayne Durant, Bryan Owens along with many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that included a special feline friend “Baby Kitten”
The family would like to thank the caring staff at St. Luke’s Intensive Care Unit for their compassion and support.
Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM, Wednesday July 11, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church, 16 Park Ave, Whitesboro, NY. The family will greet friends at the conclusion of services at the VFW 7393, New York Mills.
Friends may consider donations to the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center in Utica, or Lauri’s VFW Post 7393 in New York Mills, in her memory for their programs dedicated to homeless and to Veterans in need.