Johnsonville- Joan M. (Ryan) Madigan, 77, a longtime resident of Tomhannock, died peacefully, Thursday, June 23, 2016, with her family by her side, at Van Rensselaer Manor following a long illness.
Born in Johnsonville, on February 23, 1939, Joan was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (Oliver) Ryan and for over 54 years the wife of the late Glenn L. Madigan Sr. who predeceased her December 20, 2013. Joan and Glenn were married on August 22, 1959.
Joan was a graduate of Hoosic Valley High School and later an amazing homemaker who loved caring for husband and home and raising her children and grandchildren.
In the mid 1970’s she began working as a postal clerk at the Johnsonville Post Office where she enjoyed meeting people and hearing the news from around town. After 25 years of service she retired from the post office in 2000, post retirement Joan was appointed as the Court Clerk for the Town of Pittstown, serving until retiring in 2006.
Joan was a communicant of Transfiguration Church North and the former St. Monica’s Church in Johnsonville.
Joan’s volunteer service included the former Johnsonville Ambulance Service, a member of the Rosary Society, the Home Bureau and worked on the Town of Pittstown Board of Elections as a poll watcher. She was an avid gardener and birdwatcher, enjoyed all types of quilting and needlecraft, loved spending time with her grandchildren and friends and was a “true blue New York Yankees fan.”
Joan is survived by her children, Kelly and James Alter of Rochester, Sandra Madigan of Clifton Park, Glenn L. and Maureen Madigan Jr. of Port St. Lucie, FL, Bradley and Lisa Madigan of Garden City and Keith “John” and Gina Madigan of Mechanicville, her sister, Patricia Speanburg of Johnsonville, sister in laws Evelyn Ryan, Carol Brackley, Joan Koch (Max), Donna Cook and nine grandchildren, Katelyn, Lindsey, Jaclyn, Justin, Danielle, Ashley, Caroline, Riley, and Brynn, a great-granddaughter, Becket and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, the late John Ryan, Frank Ryan and Bill Ryan.
A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be celebrated for Joan by Fr. Dominic Ingemie on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 10:30 A.M. at Transfiguration Church North (formerly St. John’s) in Schaghticoke. Burial at the Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery in Schuylerville will follow at 1:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 4:30 – 7:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 New York Route 40, Schaghticoke, New York 12154 in memory of Joan M. Madigan.