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Joan Norine Fenton Welch

Death 23 Oct 2017 (aged 84)
Burial Corinth, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 184669610 · View Source
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Per obituary which appeared in the Post Star newspaper.

Corinth - Heaven is a little brighter today as our Welch-Fenton family matriarch has moved on to work her crative magic in the world beyond ours. Joan Norine Fenton Welch passed away on Monday Oct. 23, 2017 at the Gateway House of Peace in Ballston Spa, surrounded by members of her loving family. Joan was born in Glens Falls on Dec. 2, 1932 to Charles and Frances "Marion" Fenton and was a lifelong native of Corinth. She was particularly proud of her two sons and their families. She was a beloved grandmother to her grandchildren and she doted on her 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom adored their "Great Grandma." She is survived by four siblings, a sister- in-law and a brother-in-law. Besides her husband, Herbert R. Welch and his parents, Joan was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Marion Fenton, her brother, Roger Orin Fenton, a niece, Cindy Fenton Dethorne; their beloved godchild, Michelle Niles and several of Herb's brothers and their wives. Joan Graduated from Corinth Central Schools in 1950, earned a B.S. in Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and later attended Russell Sage and The College of St. Rose to earn graduate degrees. After two years in Shenendehowa Central School District, she began a 26 year teaching career in Corinth, where she chaired and taught in the Home Economic, Health and Family Sciences Dept. Additionally, she served as an advisor to countless student classes, clubs and societies. She earned admiration in her early Corinth career by spearheading Operation Joy, a student and community wide volunteer effort to bring joy to needy area families by providing Christmas gifts, clothing and food.
A celebration of Joan's life will be held on Oct. 28th at the Corinth Central School Auditorium with Rev. Bonnie Bates officiating. Joan's family will be greeting people at the school starting at 12p.m. before the celebration at the middle school entrance. Sunday services on Oct. 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Corinth will be dedicated to Joan's service and memory.

(Note: Joan has a long obituary listing many of the things she did which helped many, many people. She was well-known and beloved by many. I encourage the reader to go online and read her full obituary.)

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  • Created by: Judy Waldron-Hughes
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184669610
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Norine Fenton Welch (2 Dec 1932–23 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184669610, citing Corinth Rural Cemetery, Corinth, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Judy Waldron-Hughes (contributor 47317811) .