ALBANY – Joan Josephine Wagner, age 89,a lifelong Albany resident, passed away on December 25, 2020 at her son’s Poughquag home in the loving care of family. Joan was born on May 9, 1931 and was the daughter of the late BJ and Ella (McDade) Farley. She graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1949. Joan will be remembered for her strength, caring nature, and selflessness. She leaves a legacy of endless love for her family and an eternally positive outlook on life. Some of her simple joys were blueberry muffins, creamsicles and a good cup of coffee. Most of all, Joan loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed attending her granddaughter’s sporting events and dance recitals and was their biggest fan. Joan proudly worked for Human Resources at Albany City Hall and School 10 from 1975 to 1984. She also volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society and the food pantry.
Joan was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Robert A Wagner, far before his time in 1962. She is also preceded by her dear brother Thomas Farley. Joan is the beloved mother of Bob (Cathie) Wagner, Patricia (Michael) Harris, and cherished grandmother of Jennifer and Michelle Harris.
Due to Covid, a private ceremony will be held by the family. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Joan’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12204).
Pat, Bob, Mike and Cathie,
I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and I always enjoyed my time with her. I remember the Partridge house and her smiles when someone visited.
Donna Dedrick Blake
Bob and Patricia and families, so sorry to read about Joan’s passing. I’m a great believer in the hereafter, and can only imagine the joy of your parents’ reunion!
I have tried several times over the years to figure out how to get in touch with you, but to no avail. I would love to hear from you if you get a chance.
Dear Pat & Bob:
What a sweet picture of your Mom. I know this is a difficult time for you both and you will be in my prayers.
We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. We pray Gods peace and comfort are with you all durning this time.
Julie and Bill McAllister
Joyce R Bouchard
I am sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose a loved one but even more difficult to lose a mother. I remember her well from Partridge St days. She was always so nice.
Bobby, you and my brother Dan were best of friends. I still think of you saying, “betcha a million bucks”.
Sincere condolences for you and your family,
Joyce Weaver Bouchard
Bob and Patricia, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your mom. I regret that I didn’t get to visit her before this happened . It’s been quite a while since I have seen her. She was a wonderful person I have many fond memories of her, and you both.
God bless you all. Please feel free to contact me