Joan Helen Fonda

Fonda, Joan Helen ALBANY Joan Helen Fonda, 83, returned to the Lord, with her family at her side Monday, October 22, 2012. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Myers McMunn. Joan attended The Academy of the Holy Names. Joan retired from the Albany County Board of Elections. She was a lifetime parishioner of the former St. Francis de Sales Church, West Albany, and was a 61 year member and past president of the West Albany Fire Department #1 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a life member and past president of the Hudson Mohawk Fireman's Association Ladies Auxiliary. Joan was a longtime member of the Oppenheimer VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary, the Chicken Hawks Volunteer Fireman's Association, the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association. She was the beloved wife of 59 years of Robert W. Fonda; mother of Nancy A. Brandt, Robert J. Fonda (Michelle), Joan M. Fonda and William T. Fonda (Kimberly); grandmother of Danielle, David, Justin, Adam, Julia and Hunter; great-grandmother of Ariana; sister of the late Kathleen A. McMunn. Funeral services Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany thence to Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Loudonville at 10:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. To leave the family a special message on their guest book, obtain a prayer card or directions, please visit

Funeral Home

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-0188

Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2012