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Joan Bortell Perry 1934-2012 Joan Bortell Perry, 77 passed away on Tuesday July 17, at her residence on Cobble Hill Road. She resided there with her husband, Dennis Perry. Joan was born on October 13, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Royce and Mary (Lyons) Bortell. She graduated from Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa., Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa., and received her Masters degree from North Adams State College. She taught school in South Carolina and New Jersey before coming to Hoosick Falls Central School, where she taught from 1976 until June of 1999. Joan was an original member of the White Creek Planning Board, where she served as Chairwoman from 1978 through 1980. She also served as Chairwoman of the Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek. Survivors other than her husband include her son Alex Perry, grandchildren Allison, Megan and Amy Perry, all of North Hoosick, N.Y., sisters Moria McCree, Barbara Forsyth both of Florida and Patricia Siedschlag of Colorado. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service will be held on Friday August 24 at 10:30 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Hoosick Falls through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on July 27, 2012
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