Joan Stone

Joan M. Stone (Halacy)

Monday, February 13th, 1933 - Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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TROY Joan Halacy Stone, 87, passed away peacefully at the Eddy Heritage House Nursing Center of end stage dementia on April 23, 2020.

Born and raised in Cohoes, Joan was the only child of the late William Halacy and Cecile Frament Halacy. Joan was a graduate of Cohoes High School class of 1950 and Albany Business College with a degree in bookkeeping. Joan worked in retail for many years as a cashier and moved on to become Credit Manager of David’s Specialty Stores. Later she was the bookkeeper for Troy Town Shirt Company and retired at 65 from Albany Calcium Lighting Co. Joan had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed many decades of family camping either in the Adirondacks at the family camp in Wells or at her camp on Cossayna Lake. Joan enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. She was active with the Uncle Sam African Violet Society in years past. She also had a love for animals. There was never a time when there wasn’t at least one pet in her home. Her last dog Belle was by her side 24 x7 and a wonderful companion in her retirement years.

At the age of 36, Joan was predeceased by her husband Edwin Jarvis Stone in 1969. She was also predeceased by her longtime companion Clyde Edward Smith in 2008. Beloved mother of Kathleen (Leslie) Finch, Karen (David) Pitcher, Kimberly (Leonard) Tremblay, Kristine (Raymond) Thompson, Keith Stone, Karla Stone, Kevin Stone (deceased infant), Kelly (Colleen) Stone and Karyl (Joseph) Contois. She is also survived by her “pseudo” son Ronald Alund. She is survived by 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren with another expected in June.

In keeping with Joan’s wishes and due to the COVID-19 pandemic no services will be conducted at this time. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Joan will be interred at Waterford Rural Cemetery with her parents.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Rockwell Daybreak Program in Cohoes for almost 10 years of wonderful care. With their help Joan was able to remain at home with her daughter Kim. Also, thanks to the staff at Eddy Heritage for caring for Joan these last 9 months.

Contributions in Joan’s memory can be made to the Rockwell Daybreak in care of the Northeast Health Foundation, 310 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12205, The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204 or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Ron Alund

Posted at 09:31pm
Dear Joan I love you with all my heart
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Mike Vellano

Posted at 07:50am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy
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colleen stone Posted at 09:15am

Mike, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. Hope you and your family are well.

Diane Endres

Posted at 02:58pm
So sorry To hear about your mothers passing! Sending prayers and condolences to Your entire family.
Love Diane and bob Endres

Roger and Colleen Gamache Posted at 12:19am

I'm so sorry to hear of Joan's Passing. My husband Roger's Mom Eleanor Halacy White. Was her Aunt. Joan's dad Billi believe was my mother in laws brother. My huband and I were just at her parents grave to out flowers on along with his brother Earl Raymond White. Who is buried right next to your grand parents. May Joan R.I.P and fly high with the Angel's. Our condolences. To the family.

Phyllis Pfitz (Frank Too)

Posted at 01:03pm
I have so many beautiful and cherished memories of our child and adulthood. Being 1st cousins made our lives so special. You will always be remembered in my heart. Till we meet again give my love to our family you are now with.🙏

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