1927 Joan 2011

Joan Kelsey

May 11, 1927 — April 12, 2011

Joan V. Kelsey, 83, of Camillus passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, May 11, 1927, she was the daughter of Edward George Vance III and Angela Murry Vance. She lived in several places before moving to Camillus in 1957. Joan attended D'Youville College and was a former Girl Scout leader. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Church and Holy Family Church where she also taught Religious Education. An animal lover, she was especially fond of her dogs. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald E. Kelsey; children, Carol (Doug) Kelly of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Don Kelsey of Syracuse and Steve and Gillian Kelsey of Edgewood, New Mexico; sister, Phyllis (Edward) Boyle of Savannah, Georgia; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Camillus Foundation, 813 Fay Rd., Syracuse, NY 13219.
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