Welcome to the memorial page for

Joan J. (McDonald) Blance

July 11, 1934 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 83)

CHAUMONT, NY- Joan J. Blance, 83, of Chaumont, NY, has joined her loving Savior and beloved husband in heaven having died at home on September 22, 2017.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home of Chaumont, NY.

Born on July 11, 1934 in Gouverneur, NY, she was the daughter of Robert and Violet (Baker) McDonald, and sister to Jerry McDonald of Gouverneur, NY and Connie (Ed) White of Marcelus, NY. Joan married Bill Blance on June 30, 1950, and he passed away on October 21, 2011.

Joan was on the board of directors of the Depauville Library and was very active at the Presbyterian church of Chaumont, where she served as both deacon and elder. She volunteered at the Chaumont food pantry for many years, and played a supporting role in the creation of the nature conservancy at the Chaumont Barrens, and was active in many other charities throughout her life.

She is survived by five children; Sherry (Loren) Tontarski of West Henrietta, NY and their children Jennifer (Gary) Weston and Alexa (Ben) Hickey, Melanie (Steven) Hamilton, and their children Kate and Emily Hamilton, Bill Blance of Chaumont, NY, Joan (Stephen) Gregory and their children Vanessa and Sarah Gregory, and Shawn Blance of Clayton, NY. As well as great-grandchildren Charlotte, Claire and Milana Weston and McIntyre and Violet Hickey. She is predeceased by one daughter, Andrea, who passed shortly after birth.

Calling hours will be 5-8PM, Thursday, September 28 at Cleveland Funeral Home’s Watertown facility located at 404 Sherman St., Watertown, NY, 13601.

Services will be at 11AM, Friday, September 29 at the Chaumont Presbyterian Church, 27532 Church St., Chaumont, NY, 13622 with Rev. Rachel Roberts officiating.

Donations may be made in Joan's memory to the Chaumont Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be made to www.clevelandfuneralhomeinc.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Chaumont Food Pantry
Chaumont NY 13622

 Service Information

September 28, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cleveland Funeral Home
404 Sherman St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Funeral Service
September 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Chaumont Presbyterian Church
East Main St.
Chaumont, NY 13622

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