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Joan Empie

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 Joan B. Empie, loving Sister and Aunt, passed away at the age of 57. Joan was born January 1st, 1964 in Albany, NY to Joan C. and Harlen R. Empie. She graduated from Maple Hill High School in 1982. In her more recent years, she had a career as a seamstress.

Joan had a passion for crafts. She loved to crochet and created many blankets which she would make for her family members. She had a passion for helping people in need. She also was an avid crossword enthusiast carrying a pocket crossword book with her at all times. Joan was known for her kind and compassionate spirit, her great smile, and infectious laugh.

Joan was preceded in death by her father, Harlen R., and her mother, Joan C., and her siblings Deborah F. Dunn-Empie, Richard H. Empie, Diana E. Empie, Timothy R. Empie, Jay J. Empie. She is survived by her two brothers Kenneth M. Empie, Guy G. Empie, her sister Julia L. Empie, and several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A private funeral service will be held by the family to be announced at a later date.

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I lost her many years ago because I didn't know how to show her how much I love her. I had hoped to meet her again and apologize for my stupidity. Today my heart is breaking. Rip and I know you're the highest flying angel.

Don Munro Jan 10 2022 7:48 PM

Many good memories growing up in Schodack Landing and living just down the road from the Empies. R.I.P. Joan, you'll forever be missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Mary Ann (Pomykaj) Flint May 17 2021 12:00 AM

She was my heart and soul with the ups and downs I'm going to miss you my love fly high with the angels

Michael Merrills May 14 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you. Your wonderful memories will stay with you always.

Cathy Ernst May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Like I said before it breaks my heart that you have lost another sibling. I have many fond memories of Joan .May she rest in peace.. lots of love and prayers to you all..Terry(Pulver) Bruss

Terry(Pulver) Bruss May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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