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Joan M. Hunt

1936-2010 CAMBRIDGE, NY Joan Marie Hunt, 73, a resident of County Route 103, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born at home in Buskirk on July 22, 1936, daughter of Harry J. and Addie Barnhart Hunt, she grew up on Hunt Road in Buskirk and attended local schools in Buskirk and Johnsonville.

A caring person, she had worked in health care for several years as a nurse at Cambridge Hospital, Glens Falls Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. Always willing to learn, she graduated from Hudson Valley Community College at the age of 69 with a degree in Medical Terminology, where she was on the President's List for academics.

She loved reading, taking walks and watching old movies. She lived her life as a true "green person" before it was vogue, she was a true American who loved her country and was an active supporter of Veterans organizations and causes.

She leaves her daughters, JoAnne Marie Becker of Cambridge, and Kimberly Eileen Diotte-Coon of Schuylerville; a son, Donald James Coon Jr. of Whitehall; sister, Geraldine and husband, Walter Harwood, of Salem; grandchildren, Andrew Coon, Albert Diotte IV, Toni Diotte, Nicole Diotte, Thomas Diotte, Julie Rogers, Janie Rogers, Jeremy Becker, Ami Becker and Amanda Snow; great-grandchildren, Rean Becker (Austin), Jahziah Snow-Andersen Ronald Marbott, Aliena Davenport, and Kahlan Davenport, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by several siblings.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside funeral services will be held on July 22, 2010, at a time to be announced in the Island Hill Cemetery in Buskirk.

Should friends desire memorial gifts may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home in care of THE HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3, 2010
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