Wanda Lee (Garrison) McCauley, a lifelong resident of Columbia County, passed away on March 16, 2021 at the age of 60 with her loving husband by her side. Wanda was born in Hudson, New York on November 2, 1960 to William Garrison, Sr. and Shirley Lloyd. Wanda worked alongside her father and mother, helping with the responsibilities of farm work and family life, and graduated from Taconic Hills in 1978. Wanda married Al on October 19, 1985 and the couple welcomed their daughter Jennifer on December 8, 1986.
Wanda was a devoted wife and mother, as well as an avid baker and cook. She enjoyed knitting, drawing, reading, and never shied away from the challenge of a difficult puzzle or a late night round of Sudoku. Wanda was known for her independence. Often, she completed minor construction or DIY projects around the house that others would hesitate to complete alone. She was a lover of plants and animals, both of which have always been numerous in her and Al's home.
Wanda is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, Alfred McCauley Jr; her daughter, Jennifer McCauley-Miller, her son-in-law, Matthew Miller; her three grandchildren, Enzo, Michael, and Conor; her mother, Shirley Garrison; her brother, William Garrison, Jr., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, William Garrison, Sr.; and her brother, Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday March 20, 2021 from Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake, New York. A calling hour will begin at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Rural Cemetery in Hillsdale, New York. Minister Kenneth Coddington will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society (111 Humane Society Road Hudson, New York 12534), or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).
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