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Joanne R. Duncan

November 25, 2016
Lake Placid News

Joanne R. Duncan, 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Elizabethtown Hospital.

She was most recently living at the Champlain Valley Senior Community in Willsboro after a series of health issues.

Joanne was born in June 1930 in Albany, the daughter of Paul K. Read and Esther H. Read. In 1950, Joanne married William G. Duncan (died November 1991) with whom she raised five children.

Throughout her adult life, she was active in local volunteer and fundraising activities such as for libraries and senior services organizations. She was an avid lifetime gardener and devoted dog owner.

Joanne is survived by her beloved partner of 25 years, Stephen Panik; children Paul (Lori), Sheila, Craig, David (Elaine Hanson), and Robert; and her cherished granddaughters Genevieve and Katherine.

Burial will be at Haselton Cemetery in Wilmington. There will be no formal services. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Online condolences and to light a candle may be offered at



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