Laura Anderson Morales, a lifelong resident of Edison, New Jersey entered eternal rest on February 17, 2021 at JFK Medical Center, Edison.
Laura was born on July 18, 1951 in West Orange, New Jersey and moved to Colonia as a child. She was a graduate of Colonia High School and attended Overlook Hospital School of Nursing where she received her LPN. She started her nursing career at JFK Medical Center. Laura continued to advance her education by becoming an RN, with associate degree from Middlesex County College, then completed her BSN degree at Cook College at Rutgers University in Public Health. She reached her final academic accomplishment when she received a Master’s degree in Health Law Nursing at Seton Hall University.
Laura worked on many units at JFK in various positions. She loved learning new nursing skills and received many nursing certifications. Her nursing career included positions on specialty units such as telemetry and maternity units. She managed a urology unit as Nurse Manager then accepted a position as Diabetic Educator at JFK Medical Center. On her departure from JFK, she coordinated patient care in a fertility clinic, and managed pharmaceutical clinical trial studies at Daiichi-Sankyo. Laura enjoyed traveling and visiting NYC, especially around the holidays. She spent a great deal of time at the Jersey shore with her family and with her mom. She loved life-long learning as she continued to pursue interesting non-nursing courses. She loved movies, socializing with friends, traveling and dancing. She was a dedicated parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Metuchen. Laura will be remembered as outgoing and fun to be with. She was a good friend and will be missed by many.
Laura is predeceased by her father, Robert T Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Louis Morales; her mother, Marjorie (Veit) Anderson of Edison; sister and brother-in-law Diane and Michael Lazur of Whitehouse Station; sister and brother-in-law Judith and Douglas Wheat of Whitehouse Station; brother and sister-in-law Robert T. Anderson and Ann Marie of Avenel; sister and brother-in-law Gayle and David Townsend of Manasquan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held. Memorial services are planned for July. Details will be posted on Laura’s Facebook page.
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