Margaret ‘Peggie’ Garren LaPosta

Margaret “Peggie” Garren LaPosta, 88, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Lake Placid, Peggie was the daughter of H.L. (Jack) Garren and Margaret (Peg) Hartzell Garren.

She was the loving wife to the late James E. LaPosta Sr who passed on April 5, 2019.

Peggie graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1951 and attended the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy and graduated in 1955. She worked at Samaritan Hospital for 35 years as a nurse manager for labor and delivery, nurse recruiter, and nurse administrator.

She was the founder and director of the Lamaze Program at Samaritan Hospital and was a certified childbirth educator.

After leaving Samaritan Hospital, Peggie served as an interim director of nursing at Specialty Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida and spent six years at Ellis Hospital in nursing administration, retiring in 2000.

Survivors include sons James E. LaPosta (Susie) of Connecticut, John G. LaPosta (Tina Kruger) of Latham; daughter Kathi Carney (Mark Rennick) of Nashville, Tennessee; niece Peggy Quick; grandchildren Garren, Joseph, Nicholas, Sophia LaPosta of Clifton Park, and James E. LaPosta lll and Diane LaPosta of New York; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers H.L. Garren Jr. and R. Craig Garren.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday June 5 at the McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home.

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