Joan A. Hilton Palmer - January 14, 2013

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 COEYMANS HOLLOW – Joan A. Hilton Palmer, 81, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Pine’s Senior Residence in Catskill, NY.  Joan was born in Hudson, NY the daughter of the late Daniel and Eva (Jansen) Hilton.  She lived in Coeymans Hollow most of her life.

     Joan was a great outdoor enthusiast.  She loved to hunt, enjoyed her dogs and watching birds and wild animals on her property and loved the country and all of its beauty.  Joan loved to travel and enjoyed her summer vacations at Lake George.  Her biggest passion was singing and playing her guitar.  Joan worked for more than 30 years at Sterling Winthrop Laboratories.  She was a member of the Ravena Senior Bowling League and volunteered at the Coeymans Elementary School as a senior aide to the students.

     Survivors include her children, Richard (Cheryl) Palmer of Hadley, Gary (Janet) Palmer of Catskill, Janine (Richie) Harris of Ravena and Jeffery (Kathi) Palmer of Coeymans Hollow;  siblings, Betty Fahs and Gerald and James Hilton;  brothers-in-law Warren Lynch and Roger Edgley;  10 grandchildren;  and 7 great-grandchildren.  Joan was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Donald and Robert Hilton and sisters, Esther Lynch, Eleanor Lester and Virginia Edgley.

     The family would like to acknowledge the staff at the Pine’s Senior Residence for all of the love, care and compassion shown to Joan during her stay with them.

     Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, January 18th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Alcove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7:30 PM.  Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.