Joan P. Frey

Joan P. Frey

WAPPINGERS FALLS - Joan P. Frey of Wappingers Falls, passed away on October 3, 2012 in Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was born in Poughkeepsie the daughter of Martin & Leona Wilcenski Turowski. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie H.S. and Vassar College. She taught for 41 years at Holy Trinity School (where she was known as Miss Turowski) and Oak Grove Elementary School in Wappingers Falls.

As one challenging student described her, "Mrs. Frey, you're tough as nails!". She loved her job and her students. She was married on July 8, 1977 in Holy Trinity Church to her husband of 35 years William D. Frey who survives at home. She enjoyed ballet and her collies. She is survived by her brothers: Alexander Turowski of Poughkeepsie; Stanley"Stosh" Turowski of Clearwater, Florida and sister: Theresa Taylor of Denver, Colorado. She was a beloved aunt and great-aunt to: Alexis Brodhead, Steve Turowski, Andy Frey, George Farmer and Erin Turowski. She was predeceased by a brother: William Turowski; sister: Marion Turowski and a nephew: Rev. William Turowski. Visitation will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 2-5 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday 10 AM at Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603. Burial will follow in family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at

Funeral Home

William G Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc
371 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 485-0241

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2012