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Adrienne Barnard-Whitford

May 18, 1983 — March 10, 2014

Dr. Adrienne Elizabeth Barnard-Whitford of Saranac Lake and more recently of Clay, NY died March 10th, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York.

Born in Saranac Lake, on May 18th 1983, she was the daughter of Bruce and Jill (Galbraith) Barnard. Adrienne married Jack Whitford of Clay NY on February 2, 2013.

Adrienne graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 2001 and the BOCES Cosmetology program in 2002. She graduated from SUNY Canton in May 2004 with a veterinary technology degree. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Potsdam in 2007, receiving multiple academic achievement awards including the Chancellor’s award. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She participated as a research assistant, professor’s research assistant and training instructor and embryo transfer technician during her college years as well. She also volunteered many hours for Shelter Outreach services of Northern NY as well as multiple spay and neuter clinics in New York State. She was a member of the Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the NYS Veterinary Medical Society. Adrienne worked at Quarryside Animal Hospital in Dewitt NY, The Mexico Veterinary Hospital and High Peaks Animal Hospital in Ray Brook NY.

Adrienne was enrolled in a research protocol for Jobs Syndrome at NIH since the age of 7 and the NIH staff was part of her family. Adrienne, despite her life long health issues, lived life to the fullest, and cherished her family and friends. Adrienne was gifted with wonderful humor and brought joy to everyone who knew her.

Besides her parents Adrienne is survived by, her husband Jack Whitford of Clay NY, her sister Hillary Barnard of Rochester, NY, paternal grandparents James and Virginia Barnard, maternal grandmother Mildred Galbraith, parents-in-law John and Melanie Whitford, brother-in-law Matthew Whitford, maternal aunts Jane Palmer, Betsy O'Mara, Nancy Richardson, and Merrie Welch, as well as paternal aunts Cyndi Langworthy and Jill Halligan as well as several cousins. Adrienne is also survived by her beloved pets-greyhounds Brisco and Lacey and cats Agatha and BIVS and too many friends to count.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday March 16, 2014. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake on Monday March 17, 2014.

Friends wishing to remember Adrienne may make memorial contributions to the Tri -Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

First United Methodist Church

63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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