Joan White

Joan M. White (O'Reilly)

Friday, August 30th, 1940 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Joan M. White, 79, formerly of Salem Street, Port Ewen died while in the comforting presence of her family on Friday afternoon, January 31st, 2020 at TenBroeck Commons Center for Rehab and Nursing, Lake Katrine, NY.

She was born in Kingston, New York on August 30th, 1940, a daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Freer) O'Reilly.

On October 16, 1960, Joan married Frank R. "Whitey" White, Sr., who died May 29, 2008.

She was employed as a retail clerk for various local businesses including Waldbaums, Kingston, The Country Fresh Market and Stewart's Shop in Port Ewen, and Emmanuel's Market Place in Stone Ridge.

She was a life member of the Port Ewen Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping and was a member of many camping groups.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia R. (Wayne) Hoyt, and Michele R. (Bryan) Dayton, all of Port Ewen, Sandra M. (Wayne) Heaney of Esopus, and Frank R. (April) White, Jr. of Connelly, grandchildren, Selina (Nicholas) Palmer, Brian M. (Aubree) Parr, Rebecca Dayton, Victoria (and her fiance Phil), Katelyn and Matthew White, Samantha and Christian Dedovich, Michael (Erica) and Brian Hoyt, and Sean Heaney, and great-grandchildren, Logan and Hunter Jambor, Wiley Palmer and Emma Parr and Keegan Parr, Arabella Dayton, and Michael Hoyt. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by one brother, Francis "Dee" O' Reilly

Joan's family will receive friends at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The procession will form 9:00 am, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from the funeral home, thence to Sacred Heart Church, 1055 Broadway, Esopus, where The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Rev. Carl D. Johnson, will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Joan's memory to:
Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston, NY 12401 or
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY 12487
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    A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 PM, Deacon Tim Dean will officiate
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 10:00am
    Sacred Heart RC Church
    1055 Broadway
    Esopus, NY 12466
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    Mass of Christian Burial
    Pastor Carl D. Johnson
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 11:30am
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    322 Foxhall Ave
    Kingston, NY 12401
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Cindy Delavan

Posted at 10:41pm
I am so very sorry to read of Joanie's passing. She was such a lovely person. Our families go back many years in Port Ewen. Everybody on Salem Street knew everybody else. A great neighborhood to grow up in. I remember seeing Joanie and Whitey
sitting out on their porch many nights as I went by. My sincere sympathy to her family. May God bless Joanie and may she be at peace in heaven.

Tammy K. Firmbach

Posted at 11:24pm
I am so sorry to hear Mrs. White has passed on. I worked in the Port Ewen Post Office for 10 years and she was such a lovely and kind woman. May your memory's comfort you and be proud of the life she lived!!


Posted at 05:17pm
Joan you were a great character in my life . From the time I met you while working with Frank Sr up to a year ago when I last saw you
you always had a smile and we shared some good laughs. You will be missed . God Bless and rest in peace. Your work is done .
Now is the time to watch over everyone from above .
Deb Rosa

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