ALBANY – Addiction has taken another life far too soon. Kiersten L. Henderer, 34, of Albany passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 due to complications of chronic heroin abuse. Throughout her nearly fourteen year battle with the insatiable demands of the drug, Kiersten experienced the highs and lows of dependency, struggling to balance being her true self with fighting the overwhelming influence of the addiction. At her best, she was a great mom, a good friend and a kind soul.
Kiersten graduated from the Academy of Holy Names and is also a graduate of the Mildred Elly Practical Nursing Program, which she pursued in an effort to help others while in her own recovery process.
She is survived by her loving and devoted father, William Henderer and predeceased by her mother, Diane Reid Henderer. Kiersten is the sister of Jordan Henderer, Brandon (Tracy LaChance) Henderer and Laurie (Steve) Heider. She is the mother of Emma, Aidan and Jackson. She is also survived by her loving Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Barry Blenis and family, as well as nephews and a niece.
Kiersten’s family wishes to thank all those who work with individuals facing addiction and who unselfishly give so much in their efforts to help those inflicted by this epidemic
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Kiersten’s family on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave. Colonie. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Rescue Mission, New Faith Program for Women & Children, PO Box 1999, Albany, NY 12201. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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