Born in Troy on June 6th, 1946, she was the daughter of John and Helen (Cole) Perry.
Joan worked as a healthcare aide and was employed at Bradford County Manor for several years.
She enjoyed fishing and observing the beauty of nature, and would watch the hummingbirds for hours on end.
She was the kind of person who personified the expression, "to know her was to love her." She had a quick sense of humor and made friends instantly with everyone she met. Joan was always ready to help those in need.
She enjoyed playing BINGO and Euchre on line, and the companionship of her dog, "Bear." Most importantly, she was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord and love and devotion for her family.
Surviving are husband, Gary McNeal, at home; sons Bill (& Leslie) Ellsworth, Troy, Eric (& Marcile) Ellsworth, Alba; daughter Robin (& Bernie) Baker, Troy; stepdaughters Michelle McNeal and Marie McNeal; sisters Dorothy (& Richard) Shellenberger, Elmira, Bev Dickerson, Elmira, Nancy (& Dick) Rosekrans , Erin, NY, Donna (& Dave) Westrick, Elmira and Jeannie (& Spencer) Thomas, Columbia Cross Roads; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Delos "Punk" Perry and John Perry, and sister Shirley Vanderpool.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 PM Thursday. August 27 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton.
A celebration of her life will take place at 7 o'clock PM.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.