Joan Marie Lawrence(1952 - 2013)


Age 61 of Horseheads, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Monday July 29, 2013. Joan was born January 18, 1952 in Cortland, NY the daughter of Harold and Mary Shirley Hazard. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cortland, NY and received her Associate's Degree from Auburn Community College. Joan married her husband, C. Fred Lawrence, on August 28, 1971 and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on August 28, 2013. She and her husband Fred owned and operated Lum's Restaurant near The Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. Joan was an Operations Manager for J.C. Penney's in Horseheads, NY for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her father Harold Hazard. Joan loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them and adored her twin grandchildren. Joan is survived by her loving and devoted husband C. Fred Lawrence; son and daughter-in-law: Abram and Brandy Lawrence of Butler, PA; son and fiancé: David Lawrence and Autumn Johnston of Horseheads, NY; twin grandchildren: Lyla and Keilan Lawrence of Butler, PA; mother: Mary S. Hazard of Cortland, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Shirley & Larry Spearman of Pine City, NY and Susan & Colin Cummings of McGraw, NY; brother: Tom Hazard of Cortland, NY; sisters-in-law; Libby, Rebecca, and Nancy and their families; aunt and uncle Abe & Betty Shirley of Cortland, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her special canine companion Gracie. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday August 3, 2013 from 3-5:30 PM. Joan's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. John DeSocio officiating. Joan will be laid to rest with next to her father in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cortland, NY at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are invited to gather at Joan and Fred's Home following her Services for Remembrances and Reflections of Joan's Life.

Funeral Home

Lynch Funeral Home
318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845

Published in Star-Gazette from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 2013