Beverly Ann Bardequez 73 of Albany, NY went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2022 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her beloved family.
She was born April 13, 1949 in Albany, NY. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Girlie Ferguson.
Upon graduation from New Lebanon Central High School she was employed by the New York State (NYS) Department of Social Services and later theNYS Department of Health.
She left the Department of Health to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The State University of New York at Albany. Upon her graduation, Beverly obtained employment with the Educational Opportunity Center(EOC), a Division of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. She worked as the Enrollment Services Manager at EOC until her retirement.
Beverly took pride in assuming her role as thePresident of the Rapp Road Historic Association(RRHA) formerly held by (Aunt) Emma Dickson. She worked tirelessly to preserve the Rapp Road legacy.During her tenure “Crossroads: The History of Rapp Road and the Great Migration” documentary was featured on PBS, and the RRHA walking tour was established. The RRHA exhibit was featured and presented at many locations throughout NYS,including the NYS Museum. Beverly was recognized for her dedication to the association, receivingnumerous citations and awards – most notably in 2003, she was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award.
Beverly was a member of Wilborn’s Temple Church of God in Christ. She is survived by three beloved daughters Dina Ranellucci (Tracy) Petersburg, NY;Erinn Serriano Harkless (Floyd) Berne NY and Nora Serriano Albany, NY, two sons, the late Vincent Anthony Serriano and Seth Poland (Nina) Pico Rivera, CA. and two daughters of affection Joy Winans(Mario) and Kathleen McClean (Mark). She had sevencherished grandchildren: Kealand Mckinnon (Hallie);Jalesa Harkless; Luccas Serriano; Gabriella Ranellucci;Tessa Ranellucci; Lexxus Serriano-Pearson; Xavier Martin and nine great grandchildren.
She is survived by nine siblings: Edward Ferguson Jr (Sandy); Lyle Ferguson; Mary DeWitt (Ward-deceased); Mark Ferguson; Lois Morris (Euton); Kirk Ferguson; Johnathan McClement (Jill); Marian Gocaand two sisters of affection: Clarice Milliken and Theresa Walker. Beverly was predeceased by her brother Kevin Ferguson. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, God children and three aunts Pauline Walker, Dorothy Woodard, andEmma Dickson.
Funeral Services will be held at Wilborn’s Temple Church of God in Christ 121 Jay St. Albany, NY12210.
Calling hours will be from 10am -11am and funeral services to follow immediately after. Beverly will be laid to rest at the Greenbush Cemetery, Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Family invites guests to attend repass at Moscatiello’sFamily Italian Restaurant, 99 North Greenbush Rd, Troy NY 12180, directly following the interment.
Arrangements by: S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home, 1226 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204
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