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Joan Stempek

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Joan S. Stempek

1924-2012 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Joan S. Stempek 87, passed away on Tuesday August 7 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She resided on Dale Street in Hoosick Falls with her husband Kasmer Stempek, they were married on April 8, 1950.

Joan was born on August 17, 1924, in Troy, New York, daughter of Grant and Viola (Layton) Smith. She graduated from the Walter A. Wood High School in Hoosick Falls and Mildred Ellie College in Boston, Mass.

Joan worked at United Counseling in Bennington, Vt., retiring in 1983. She was a leader in both Brownies and Cub Scouts when her children were involved in each. She was an avid golfer and was a member of Hoosick Falls Country Club and Myrtlewood Golf Coarse in Myrtlebeach, N.C., where she and her husband lived for several years. Joan enjoyed the time spent with family and grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Church in Hoosick Falls.

Survivors other than her husband Kasmer include her daughters Jan McGuire (Michael) of Hoosick Falls and Jill Barnoski (Brian) of Lenox, her son Michael Stempek (Lissa) of Nahant, Mass., grandchildren Timothy McGuire (Ashley), Scott McGuire, Craig McGuire, Christopher Stempek, Sarah Stempek Ollenberger (Neil), Andrew Barnoski and Kathryn Barnoski.

She is predeceased by a brother David Smith.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Sunday August 12 at 3 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the start of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made toe either the Association of the Blind or the Cheney Library through the funeral home. Mahar Funeral Home 43 Main Street Hoosick Falls, New York 12090 E-Mail Address nodle1600@yahoo.com (518)686-5123
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 10, 2012
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