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Joan Noella Brownell Bogardus, dies on Friday, February 24th at Albany Medical Center surrounded by love and family.
Joan was the daughter to Raymond and Edith Brownell of Delmar. Joan attended Bethlehem Central High School, Russell Sage and graduated from Columbia-Green nursing school as Valedictorian, Class President and Speaker. Joan was a talented and dedicated RN; Specializing in Hospice Care. "It is like a birthing process" (Joani would say) "helping my patients enter into another life."
Joan's passions were gardening, quilting and needlepoint and superb cooking for family and friends. Her buoyant personality, love of life and gift for hospitality leave treasured memories with all who knew her.
Joan is survived by husband David "Bear" Bogardus, devoted daughter Kayti Aviano and her partner, Lisa; identical twin sister, Janet Brownell; many cousins, nieces, nephews; grand nieces and nephews and step-son Richard Bogardus. Joan was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Brownell and step-son, Jeffrey Bogardus.
A celebration of Joani's Life will take place on Saturday, March 3rd between 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Meyers Funeral Home, ltd.