Joan R. Hoffman

February 26, 2020
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Gorham- Joan R. Hoffman, age 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Friends may call Monday (Mar. 2nd) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

A Reception will be held at Roger and Carol Emerson’s home, 5314 County Road # 24, Stanley, NY 14561.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Gorham Historical Society, P.O. Box 90, Gorham, NY 14461.

Joan was born March 20, 1941 in Dansville, NY, to George and Leona Cornish Richards. She was the Valedictorian of Naples Central School, Class of 1959. Joan then obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Hobart-William Smith Colleges in 1963. She married Roland E. Hoffman on May 12, 1967 at the Naples Presbyterian Church.

Joan taught for Marcus Whitman Central Schools for 35 years. She was P.R. Director for the Gorham Historical Society for several years. Joan enjoyed watching all types of sports. She was also a Real Estate Broker/Realtor.

Joan is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roland E. Hoffman; one son, John (Deborah) Hoffman; two grandchildren, Summer Hoffman and JP Hoffman; one brother, Alan Richards; one sister, Kathleen (Lawrence) Duel; and several nieces and nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, George and Leona Richards; one brother, George David Richards; two brothers-in-law, Herman and Gordon Hoffman; and sister-in-law, Lucille Smith.

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