Joan was raised in the Town of Ward, the oldest of 7 siblings. She was the Valedictorian of the 1955 graduating class of Scio High School. She began her career at First Trust Union Bank as an Administrative Assistant. She stepped away from working while raising her three children. Upon her return to the workforce, she was employed as the Administrative Assistant for the Law Office of W. Joseph Embser. Outside of work she was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Gamma PI Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Immaculate Conception Church (where she served as a Eucharistic minister) and was an Election Day Pole Volunteer. She was an avid card player, who enjoyed Bridge Club and was a winner of tournaments playing duplicate bridge. She also had quite a green thumb with a large garden and numerous house plants. She was a dedicated coach’s wife, as well as a listener and watcher of sports, especially Wellsville teams, Saint Bonaventure men’s basketball, tennis and Yankee baseball. Joan and Frank brought her large extended family together to celebrate many Thanksgiving holidays in their home. Joan’s greatest love of all was her family, especially her grandchildren
She is survived by: three children, Michael E. (Carol) Cady of Elmira, Sheila C. (Anthony, Jr.) Delmonte of Clarence Center, and Julie Anne (Dr. Douglas) Cady-Reh of Reisterstown, MD; 7 Grandchildren, Luke Cady, Eli Cady, Abbigail Delmonte, Dominick Delmonte, Isabel Reh, Elayna Reh, and Samuel Reh;siblings, Shirley (Richard) Ryan of Ft. Myers, FL, Pauline (Daniel) Ross of Chandler, AZ, Linda (Richard) Warfield of Glen Burnie, MD; sister-in-law, Marcia McGuirl of Valparaiso, IN; brother-in-law, Dana McDill of Minneapolis, MN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by siblings, Raymond P. McGuirl, Ruth (Marvin) Tarpley, Mary Esther McDill.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am following visitation. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to the David A. Howe PublicLibrary, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.