Joan L. Ban­nen, 90, of Sauger­ties

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Joan L. Ban­nen, 90, of Joseph’s Drive, died Thurs­day, Feb. 7, 2019, peace­fully at home, sur­rounded by her four chil­dren and loved ones.

Born Dec. 27, 1928, in the Bronx, she was the daugh­ter of the late Charles and Su­san McGuire. An area res­i­dent since 1954, she was a parish­ioner of St. Mary of the Snow Church.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Robert R. (Bob). Sur­vivors in­clude two sons, Kevin G. (Sue J.) and Brian (Jen­nifer) Ban­nen; two daugh­ters, Kathleen A. Fricke and Sue Ban­nen, all of Sauger­ties; and 10 grand­chil­dren, Melissa (Tim) Dupree, Dan (Becky) Fricke, Chris (Leanne) Fricke, Bobby, Brett, Sean, Kevin J., Ryan, Con­nor, and Shan­non Ban­nen. Nine great-grand­chil­dren; a dear niece, Deb­bie Ban­nen; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

She was pre­de­ceased by her sib­lings, Rose McGuire, Charles J. McGuire Jr., and Pa­tri­cia M. Arm­strong.

On May 11, 1952, she mar­ried the love of her life, Robert R. Ban­nen. In 1954, the cou­ple moved to Sauger­ties. Joan was a de­voted mother and grand­mother who raised and cared for her fam­ily un­con­di­tion­ally. She was ac­tive in the com­mu­nity. Joan was the past pres­i­dent of the St. Mary of the Snow Al­tar Rosary So­ci­ety, and past pres­i­dent of Bar­clay Heights Home Eco­nomics Club. She loved sports and was a mem­ber of the Sauger­ties Bowler’s Club. She has a avid New York Yan­kees fan. She also loved card games and played in a weekly Mah Jongg group. In March 1973, Joan lost her beloved hus­band, Bob, and then three months later she was in­volved in a car ac­ci­dent that left her par­a­lyzed. This never broke her spirit and she de­voted her life to her chil­dren and fam­ily. The fam­ily is grate­ful for the com­pas­sion­ate care that was given to Joan by her aide, Rosita Morales, Dr. Dou­glas Heller, and Dr. Charles Kut­ler.

Her fu­neral pro­ces­sion will form at 9:15 a.m. Mon­day at Sea­mon-Wilsey Fu­neral Home Inc., cor­ner of John and Lafayette streets. Thence to St. Mary of the Snow R.C. Church, where at 10 a.m., a Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be of­fered. Burial will fol­low in St. Mary’s Ceme­tery. Friends will be re­ceived Sun­day from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Ex­pres­sions of con­do­lence may be shared with the fam­ily on Joan’s Trib­ute Wall at Sea­monWilseyFuner­

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