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Joan Marie Kinney Hunt 1932-2011 EAGLE BRIDGE Joan Marie Kinney Hunt, 79, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after a short illness. She was the widow of LeRoy John Hunt, Sr. who died in 1993. Delivered by her father on September 10, 1932 in the family farm house in Greeley County, Nebraska, she was one of the 11 children of the late Joseph Aloysius and Ida Elizabeth (Nestor) Kinney. In the spring of 1936 the family moved to Missoula, Montana where Joan received her education. She met her husband while he was stationed at Fort Missoula. They were married on April 3, 1947. In 1964 they moved east to be near LeRoy's family and Joan has lived in the area ever since. Joan worked many years at Asgrow Seed Co. in Cambridge. She also worked as a cook/bartender at Barbecue Recreation Center in Hoosick Falls, The Top Hat Restaurant, The Three Way Restaurant and most recently, at The Eagles in Hoosick Falls. She enjoyed crocheting and plastic canvas-never keeping anything for herself, giving everything away. She was an avid collector cookbooks, chickens and roosters, coins and anything that struck her fancy. She was extremely interested in genealogy and finding out about the family tree. She was also an avid bird watcher, lover of animals and a die-hard New York Yankees fan. Joan, Mom, Nanny and Annie-as she was known to her family- had a tremendous capacity for love. She loved each and every member of her family. She was always there when anyone needed a helping hand. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan R. Hunt and nine siblings, Lillian Agnes, Lucille Elizabeth, Clarence Joseph, Gerald Chester, John, Clara Angelice, Irene Adelaid, Margaret Anita and Donald Anthony. She is survived by seven children, Beverly Kipp (David) of Hadley, N.Y., Larry Hunt (Theresa) of Buskirk, LeRoy Hunt, Jr. (Audrey) of West Chazy, N.Y., Bruce Hunt, Sr. of Eagle Bridge, Brian Hunt, Sr. (Crystal) of Eagle Bridge, Tracy Hunt (Darby) of Cambridge and Terry Hunt of Eagle Bridge; a brother, Robert Leo Kinney of Missoula, Montana; a special nephew, Ronald Joseph Kinney (Martha) of Springtown, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She also leaves her faithful companion Angel. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends and relatives are invited to gather for a Memorial Celebration of Joan's life on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Cornerstone Fellowship located on the corner of Route 22 and Johnson Hill Road in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow at Island Hill Cemetery, RT. 67, Buskirk, NY. Although her family will mourn and miss her presence they are comforted knowing she has joined her loved ones in Heaven. Her absence will leave a hole that will not be filled. The family would like to acknowledge all those who made her last days as comfortable as possible including the staff at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington and Dr. Sherman at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. They request memorial donations be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 52, Cambridge, NY 12816. The family is being assisted by Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Cambridge, NY. Please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com to share a memory of Joan or leave a condolence.

Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 7, 2011
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