Obituary photo of Joanne Maher, Albany-NY
In Loving Memory of

Joanne E. Maher

1954 - 2021
Obituary photo of Joanne Maher, Albany-NY
In Loving Memory of

Joanne E. Maher

1954 - 2021

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Service:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:30am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Interment:
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
New Comer - Colonie Area (518-456-4442) is assisting the family
Joanne E. Maher Life story video

Albany~Joanne Elizabeth Maher, daughter of the late Lawrence F and Margaret A. ( Weichmann ) Maher, went to be with those who went before her on Nov 23, 2021

She was the sister of Brenda J Maher of Albany NY and Bonnie J ( Sid ) Maher-Merbah of Kirkland, WA. She was the mother of her late feline children Mikey and Michelle.

She was pre-deceased by lifelong friends Cathy Basile and Rita Gavin. She is survived by her very dear friend Helen Knight and many good friends including: Karen & Jim Miller, Linda & Brian Zell, Wendy Morby, Diane Scott, Mary Ellen & Kenny Wagner, Maribeth Lawson, Sharon Chamberlain, and her friends and neighbors on Arlene.
Joanne was a 1972 graduate of Guilderland High School, and had a successful career of more than 25 years in the retail industry. She began her career locally at Korvettes eventually moving to the New York City area where she rose thru the ranks assuming leadership positions at Alexanders, Bradlees’s, Canal Jeans and eventually at Caldor’s where she led the renovation and opening of new stores. She was instrumental in incorporating the ARC community in the retail environment and served on multiple committees where she formed many friendships.

Joanne was known for her love of dancing, she studied and taught dance for many years, beginning as a child and becoming a dance instructor at age 13 to help defray the cost of her own lessons. She tried out successfully for the Rockettes but unfortunately was too young at the time to be accepted. She was a 1975 finalist in the Tulip Queen Contest and an aficionado of style, fashion and a great shopping bargain. She loved to cook and in her later years enjoyed gardening - especially growing herbs and vegetables to enhance her recipes.

She will be remembered for her vibrant personality, many kindnesses to friends and neighbors, she was always first to lend a helping hand, comfort, care or a provide a delicious spaghetti dinner or her famous sausage, peppers & onions accompanied with a remark to make you smile. She was a genuine friend.

The family wishes to acknowledge: our many close friends, the staff at Shaker Place, the team from The Community Hospice and Christ the King Church for their kindness, caring and support during this difficult time.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Community Hospice, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society or Christ the King Church
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Service:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:30am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Interment:
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
New Comer - Colonie Area (518-456-4442) is assisting the family

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