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Joan Milheron


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joan Milheron Obituary
Milheron, Joan CLIFTON PARK Joan Milheron Pfister (Rizzo) died on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Albany Memorial Hospital after several infections. She was born in Queens on May 18, 1930, and was the daughter of John and Mary Poole Rizzo. She married Frank Pfister in 1953 and Frank Milheron in 1991. She was a homemaker in Massapequa, L.I. and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She spent the last 15 years living in West Palm Beach, Fla., but moved to Clifton Park in 2013 to be near her daughter. She enjoyed a variety of jobs when selling World Book Encyclopedias, developing photos, photographing tourists and cooking on sailing charters. She loved to entertain, travel, sew and interior decorate. She enjoyed many cruises and her ashes will be scattered over the warm Caribbean seas that she loved and lived near. She was a redhead 98% of the time. She was a beloved mother to Laura DeBernardo Perrault of Clifton Park and Jami Pfister of St Thomas, Virgin Islands, and a loving wife. She was a grandmother to Colin DeBernardo of Atlanta, and Scott DeBernardo of Clifton Park. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A memorial prayer will held at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 or doublehranch.org/donations. The family would like to thank all the exemplary staff of Albany Memorial Hospital sixth floor, fourth floor and the emergency room and the dedicated nursing students of Memorial School of Nursing for the care and compassion during Joan's illness. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on May 1, 2014
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