GILFORD-----Virginia “Gay” F. Tardy, 83, of Stark Street, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.
Gay was born on May 28, 1935 in Laconia, to the late Oscar Harvey and Barbara (Boyson) Fournier. She was a graduate of Laconia High School and was a treasurer for the New Covenant Christian Church for many years.
Gay loved knitting and sewing for her family and enjoyed going to the ocean with her family. Gay worked as a phone operator for the New England Telephone Company and as a supervisor for AT&T.
Gay is survived by her three sons, Michael E. Tardy and his wife, Pamela of Gilford, Stephen L. Tardy of Laconia, and John N. Tardy of Valrico, FL; a daughter, Elaine G. Morel and her husband, Gary of Laconia; two brothers, Dick Fournier and his wife, Ramona of Laconia and Lincoln Fournier of Laconia; three sisters, Carol Baldwin of Florida, Gail Mueller and her husband, Max of Pittsfield, and Nan Kessler and her husband, Kelly of Laconia; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Gay was predeceased by her husband, Elwin H. Tardy and a brother, Ronald Fournier.
A private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Gay’s name to the New Covenant Christian Church, 31 Lindsay Court, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.