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Joan N. Winchell

July 28, 1941 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 77)

East Worcester—Joan N. Winchell, 77, formerly of East Worcester, died on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at A.O. Fox Hospital.  She had been a resident of Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY.

She was born on July 28, 1941, in Oneonta, NY and was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mildred (Salisbury) Winchell.

Joan was a teacher at the Radez School in Richmondville prior to retiring.  She was a member of the Richmondville United Methodist Church, Sr. Citizens, the East Worcester Fire Department Auxiliary, where she also served as Commissioner, Schoharie County DAR, and the Schoharie Co. Retired Teachers, where she held various offices.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Glenn) Deuel of East Worcester, NY and Kimberly Taylor of Sarasota, Florida; two grandchildren, E. Mathew Voorhees of Syracuse, NY and Rachel Schaffer of East Worcester, NY; a step-granddaughter, Kayla; four step-great-grandchildren; her brother, William Winchell of Oneida, NY; and her sister, Roberta Winchell of St. Louis, MO; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved friends, Helen Tiffany and Betty Prentice.  She is now with her parents and her beloved cat, Kitten.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Cook Street, Worcester, NY, with Rev. Nancy Hale officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, P.O. Box 40, Howes Cave, NY  12092.


Donations may be made to:

Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc.
Howes Cave NY 12092
Tel: 5182968390


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