Thursday, 02 December 2021 13:05

Joan Dorothy (Paluch) Beebe


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Joan Dorothy (Paluch) Beebe, 88, formerly of the Clifton Park/Country Knolls/Ballston Lake area passed away on November 23, 2021, joining in heaven her late husband of 53 years Ralph S. Beebe, her companion Michael C. Donohue, two brothers Stanley and Joseph and five sisters, Agnes, Annette, Stella, Bernice (Bunny), and Mary Ann.

Born in Watervliet, NY, daughter of the late Francis and Helena (Piwnica) Paluch. She graduated Watervliet High School, class of 1951, and was the Valedictorian of her eighth-grade class of Immaculate Conception. Employed as an office administrator for 35 years in the New York Senate and Assembly, retiring in 1988.

Joan adored residing in Saratoga Springs, walking every day on the East Side, reading at the Victoria pool, attending cultural events, volunteering, and supporting many charities. A self-taught intellect, Joan cherished her family beyond belief. She relished cooking her Sunday meals for family gatherings. Joan provided a loving home for her children, grandchildren, and the many dogs she rescued and adopted. She will always be remembered for her gracious and caring spirit.

Joan leaves behind her loving family, four children; Ralph, Susan (formerly Moak), Lorna, her husband John Oberlander, David, his wife Christina; six beloved grandsons; Ryan Moak, his wife Lisa (Pugsley), Adam Moak, Alex Oberlander, Liam Oberlander, Trevor Oberlander, Joshua Beebe and her loving grand dogs Sammy and Bella.

Service was held Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs  followed by calling hours. 

Burial will be private at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

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