ALBANY – Joan (St. Onge) Coyne, 82, born in Albany, NY, died Sunday, August 29, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Godfrey Joseph and Fabiola St. Onge.
She attended Vincentian Institute High School and graduated from the St. Catherine School of Nursing. Joan was a member of the Albany County Home Bureau for over 50 years and a member of the Christ Our Light (formerly St. Francis de Sales) Craft Club. She was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church) and a member of their Seniors and Granny Squares. She was also a member of AARP Chapter #78.
Her grandchildren were a great source of pride to her and she took great joy in watching them grow and witnessing their accomplishments. Joan also enjoyed crafts, gardening, and traveling to Florida in the winter with her dear friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, the late Charles V. Coyne in 2001. She is survived by her five children, Fred and Zizi Coyne of Bradenton, FL, John and Holly Coyne of Albany, NY, Edward (Bender) and Jeanine Coyne of Latham, NY, Mary Anne and Bill Clark of Albany, NY, and Patricia and Edward Eaton of Albany, NY. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Matthew Coyne, Timmy Coyne, Jacqueline Coyne, Beth Coyne, Joseph Eaton, Sean Eaton, Jenna Clark, Ryan Clark, Emira Tucker and great granddaughter Shiloh Tucker. She was the sister of Joseph (Margaret) St. Onge and Lucille Foster. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sr. Mary Frederick Coyne, Helen Coyne, and Peg St. Onge, as well as several nieces and nephews and close friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Avenue, Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead Street, Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 1158 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .