LaGrange – Joan M. Gottshall, 79, of the Town of LaGrange, NY passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Joan was born on March 14, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Madeline Baumann. She married Harry W. Gottshall on May 19, 1957, at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Brooklyn, NY. He survives at home.
Joan previously worked as a Kitchen Aide Worker at the Titusville Elementary School. She was a devoted member of St. Martin De Porres and was involved in Bowling for many years. Joan was a big supporter and fan of St. Jude’s. She adored children and they loved her. Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loved to entertain with her family celebrating all birthdays with a big dinner.
In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by her sons William of Farmingdale, NJ, Greg of Hyde Park, NY, daughter Karen Barrett of Stanfordville, NY, grandchildren Chelsea and Alexander Barrett and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 3:00 pm to7:00pm at 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 9:30 am at St. Martin De Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Burial is at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s.