Obituaries

Karen Gard
Died: Jan 14, 2020
    It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of Karen Lee Gard, age 67, of Lake Peekskill, NY on January 14, 2020. Karen was born on February 2, 1952 in Peekskill, NY to George and Hilda Heady.   She grew up in Putnam Valley, NY and graduated from Highland Falls High School.  She went on to Westchester Community College where she received an Associates Degree. Karen truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends, cooking and spending time with her family. She worked as the Secretary of Transportation for Peekskill School District. Karen is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband, Peter Gard, whom she was married to for 48 years, her daughter Stacy Stergio (Michael Stergio), sons Marc Gard (Elizabeth Gard) and Christopher Gazzele (Noreen Gazzele).  Karen was a loving, devoted and extremely proud grandmother of 11.  She is also survived by her brother George Heady (Monika Heady), and nieces and nephews - Rebecca Wallace (Jerry Wallace), Heidi Heady, and Tyler Lupoli.  Her sister, Holly Lupoli, predeceased her.   Karen was more than a wife, mother, grandmother sister, and Aunt.   She was an anchor of strength and love for our family, and will be dearly missed by all.
        Family, friends and others whose lives Karen has touched are invited to visiting hours which will be on Thursday, January 16th from 5-9 pm at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley.  A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak.