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Penny Marie Austin
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Penny Marie (Lasher) Austin, 46, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital of MVHS.

Penny was born in New Hartford, on September 17, 1972, a daughter of Jack and Noreen (Bradley) Austin. She was raised and educated in Remsen and was a graduate of Remsen Central School. Following high school, she attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She most recently worked as a Home Health Aide at RCIL. At one time Penny was married to Robert Lasher II and from that union she had her three children.

Penny was a fun loving very social person who always enjoyed having a good time; she especially loved her trips to the casino.

She is survived by her son, Jared Lasher and his fiancé Brittany Youker; daughter, Tiffany Lasher; son, Jacob Lasher; and stepson, Robert Lasher III; her mother, Noreen Gwara; her grandchildren, Elliot, Samuel and Hannah Lasher, Eziekiel and Nathaniel Lasher and Robert Lasher IV; her sister, Mary Exline; two brothers, Donald and Bob Austin; and also many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Jack; and a special aunt and uncle, who raised her, Doug and Inez Ebensberger.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Penny’s life on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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My heart is numb right now, to think I will never hear her voice again, never look and see a message from my friend, she was a sole sister indeed, my sister love. Rest easy my friend I will always always love you my sweet, condolences to her family.

Written by Danja Pridell
2019-01-11 3:21:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

Written by Andrew Catello
2019-01-11 4:41:05 PM