Colleen Ruth Joy, 90, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Thursday October 5, 2017 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. She was born April 11, 1927 in Kingston, to the late William and Helen (Rorrick) Flanigan. Colleen was married to Willard E. Joy, who passed away on June 20, 1986.
She attended the Immanuel Lutheran School and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kingston. Colleen worked for Nugent's Clothing Store in Uptown Kingston for many years and later as a dental assistant. She was a member of the needlepoint group, "Skillkill Chapter of the American Embroiderers Guild", where she taught classes in needlepoint, and restored tapestry. Some of her work had been displayed at Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Colleen is survived by her sons, Terry (Joan) Joy of Kingston, Larry (Debra) Joy of Kerhonkson, her siblings, William Flanigan of Saugerties, BettyAnn VanBuren of Port Ewen, her grandchildren, Heather (Martin) Dixon, Jamie (Jason) Hasbrouck, Stacy (Ronald) Cardis, and Krista Fuller, her great grandchildren, Alex, Kaitlyn, Mackenzey, and Emily, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her grandson, Shannon C. Joy, and her sister, Gloria Kremper.
Entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Tuesday October 10 from 6pm to 9pm. The procession will form on Wednesday October 11 at 9am and proceeded to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Livingston St., Kingston, NY 12401 where the funeral service will start at 10am. Burial will follow in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Livingston Street, Kingston, NY 12401.
Sending my sincere condolences on the death of Colleen. I have known Colleen as members of the EGA - she was always a lovely, sweet and friendly lady. Also very talented with her handwork, especially the work she did for her Church which many members got to see. God bless you all, AnneFriedland
Jennifer Ellsworth sent a floral arrangement.
Colleen's smile and cheerful attitude will be missed at Skyllkill.
We were saddened to learn of Colleen's passing. Keeping the Kremper and Joy families in thoughts and prayers. Love Howie and Barbara
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