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June 6, 1930 – November 14, 2018

Joan Bessarab
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Obituary for Joan Bessarab (Delacy)

Dateline: Schenectady, NY
Joan Bessarab, of North Ferry Street, passed away on November 14, 2018 at home after a long battle with breast cancer.

Joan was a longtime resident of The Stockade, affectionately known as “The Queen”.

Joan was a successful realtor with Welbourne and Purdy at the Nott Street office. Joan was also an active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, where she served two terms as warden.

Joan is predeceased by her loving husband, Michael Bessarab; her parents, Thomas and Mary (Cole) Delacy; and her loving siblings, Helen (John) Kelley, Evelyn (Fred) Darrah, William Delacy, Thomas (Florence) Delacy and Mary Esther (Ray) Dare.

Joan is survived by her sons, Craig and Eric Bessarab; her grandsons Zachary and Jacob Bessarab.

A Requiem Mass and reception will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 AM at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 31 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, New York 12305.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church.

With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Joan’s Book of Memories at

Requiem Mass Information

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 11:00am
St. George Episcopal Church
30 N Ferry Street
Schenectady, New York 12305

Interment Information

Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY
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