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Joan E. (Mooney) Naylor

February 27, 1931 ~ May 25, 2019 (age 88)

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Joan E. Naylor, 88, died May 25, 2019 in Johnson City, NY, after a recent illness.  Born to John and Margaret Mooney in 1931, she lived in Bedford, NY, until 1995 when she and her husband, Donald E. Naylor, moved to Gilbertsville, NY to enjoy their retirement.  Joan and her husband were married 60 years and communicants of St. Patrick’s RC Church in Bedford and Sacred Heart RC Church in Sidney, NY.  Donald predeceased her in 2013.


Joan Naylor, is survived by her six children: Patricia Naylor and her husband John Cottrell of Stratford, CT; Karen Bird of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Linda Naylor of South Salem, NY; John Naylor and his wife Lisa of Aiken, SC; Catherine and her husband Kerry Lombard of Madison, CT; and James Naylor and his wife Jo Anna of Vestal, NY.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and as well as many nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is her sister, Margaret Lehtonen a resident of Jamestown, RI.  Another sister, Marcella Feeley of Mobile, AL, predeceased her.


Joan was a graduate of St. Mary’s HS in Katonah, NY and the Wood School in NYC.  Prior to raising her family, she worked as an Executive Secretary at National Broadcasting Corporation and General Foods Corporation.  Upon her return to the work force, she worked for Hartford Insurance Company and National Reinsurance Corporation.


The Funeral will be held at St Patrick’s Church in Bedford, NY on July 13, 2019 at 10:00AM followed by the burial at Bedford Union Cemetery.


Donations in her memory may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main Str., Sidney, NY 13838; American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be made at: www.wmaddenfh.com.  Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla.

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