Joan Marie Angell (Robson)

May 9, 2022
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Our beloved and very beautiful, Joan Marie Angell (Robson), age 63, of Gorham, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 9, 2022. Joan was a very caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to so many. Her loving heart left a beacon of light for all that knew her. Joan was a compassionate spirit whose passion was caring for others.

Joan was born to Wendell and Pearl Angell, October 10, 1958. She was raised in Gorham, NY and loved her hometown so much that she stayed in it for her entire life. Joan graduated from Marcus Whitman High School in 1976 and received an A.A. degree from FLCC. After her education she decided to settle down with her high school sweetheart, Mark Robson.  Joan had various careers throughout her life, but she was most passionate about giving back to others. She was passionate about her own recovery and devoted her career to helping others. She showed this devotion through her work at FLACRA for 20 years and moved on to the Council of Alcoholism, where she made such a huge impact on many recovery programs.

        Joan will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Mark Robson; children, Sarah Robson (Jeffrey Allen) of Hall NY and Matthew Robson (Paige) of Seneca Castle; grandchildren, Noah, Layla, Wyatt and Brooks; bonus grandchildren, Burlin and Kendra; mother-in-law, Janet Robson; and numerous other family members and friends.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, Wendell and Pearl; father-in-law, Robert Robson; siblings, Irene  Angell-Cimineri and Ron Angell; and nephew, David Angell.

Joan was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana and spoiled them as much as she possibly could. Most of all Joan loved her family and instilled in them strong values of faith, hope and love. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. She had an angelic personality and always made people around her smile no matter what they may have been going through. She made friends everywhere she went, and would always go out of her way to help someone in need. Everyone who Joan met became an instant friend to her. She could stand in line talking to a Wal-Mart cashier for 10 minutes, while entertaining the other shoppers she was holding up. Her sense of humor and witty personality made her the life of any party and her smile could light up a room instantly. She had a love for life and her family was the most important thing to her. As Joan deeply believed in an afterlife, going forward she would want you to smile at the sight of a nearby butterfly or cardinal, and know that this will be her way of saying hello.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday (May 16) at Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 East Main Street, Gorham NY.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday (May 17) at the Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church, 4362 Number Nine Rd, Stanley; followed by a celebration of life at Gorham Firehouse, 4676 Kearney Rd, Gorham.

Memorial contributions may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627; or Little Church Cemetery, 4616 Rte. 245, Stanley NY 14561.

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Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Monday, May 16, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Funeral Service

Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
10:00 AM
Seneca Presbyterian Church
Number 9 Road, Hall
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Celebration of Life

Gorham Fire Hall

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:30 AM
Gorham Fire Department
Kearney Road, Gorham
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Amber Landschoot from Waterloo, NY on May. 12, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear about Joanie. I had the pleasure of working with her at Wadhams. She always knew what to say whether you were having a good day or bad. We shared the front desk at Wadhams for a while when I started half days to finish school. She was always so encouraging and made my day so much brighter. I will forever cherish the wisdom and memories that gave me. My thoughts and condolences are with your family.

Thomas Morehouse from Eatonville Wa on May. 12, 2022

God bless you Joan. And God bless your family and friends. May you rest in peace. You will surely be missed.

Liz Wiatrowski from Geneva, NY on May. 12, 2022

I worked with Joanie at FLACRA for several years, she was a great person and loved what she did. RIP

Denise Shank from Wimauma , Florida on May. 13, 2022

We are thinking of you all down here in Florida. I hope you find comfort in each other during this time and share all the memories of her life to blanket you and carry you through.

Bill Fox from Madison, Wisconsin on May. 13, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss Sarah and Matthew. I am thinking of you and your Mom. She was a dear friend and colleague.

Walt and Barb Wermuth from Inlet, NY on May. 13, 2022

We were shocked to hear of Joan’s passing. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. She was such a kind person and always took time for others! May she Rest In Peace! Barb and Walt Wermuth

Mary Ann Wohlschlegel-Anderson from Penn Yan, nY on May. 16, 2022

I am so sad for the sudden loss of Joanie. Her beautiful heart will shine in the precious memories that you all have. May you seek and find the peace that only God can give to your grieving hearts. Prayers for the days to come for her family.

Bill Phelps from Stanley NY on May. 16, 2022

Alice and I send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family of Joan ( Angell) Robson. Any time that I saw Joan ,she would always go out of her way to say hi, and speak with you. We always mentioned her parents, and how special they were, and it showed through Joan. Her presence will surely be missed.

Roberta Lindner-Ciopyk from Rose, NY on May. 17, 2022

My thoughts are with you and sympathies regarding the passing of Joanie. I worked with her at FLACRA. She was always kind, smiling, helpful, and pleasant. She was a joy to work with and a blessing to the world.

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