Gay Ann Hardisty, 82, a long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie with her daughters at her side.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian (Redmond) Rydberg, Gay was born in New York City on July 26, 1941. She married Harry H. Hardisty, Jr. in Hopewell Junction, NY in 1976; he survives at home.
Before retiring, Gay had worked at Chelsea Ridge Apartments in Wappingers Falls as an assistant community manager.
Gay was the President of the LaGrange Softball League, continuing long after her daughters were no longer playing.
Gay loved the New York Yankees, bingo, dancing, and singing, but most of all playing pool with her pool family.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and Nana; her grandchildren were her world and the reason why she continued to fight so hard until the end. She had a smile and energy that would light up the room, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband of 47 years, Harry, she is survived by her two daughters, Theresa Hardisty and partner Anthony Brooks and Christina Fraundorfer; three grandchildren, Vincent & Ashton Brooks and Hope H. Hardisty; her four sisters, June Visconti, Lynne Mordin, Joy Erreich, and Lee Longobardi; her loving mother-in-law, Angie Hardisty; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Donna Hardisty; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Daniel Rydberg and her father-in-law, Harry H. Hardisty, Sr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Gay may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, 235 Ketchamtown Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
The family would like to thank all the amazing nurses and staff at Hudson Valley Hospice and Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital; you were truly her “angels” and we can’t thank you enough for the amazing care and love you showed her.
Arrangements are under the direction of Horn & Thomes, Inc Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.