Born February 26, 1942, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late J. John and Bernice M. (LaMere) Loding. She was a direct descendent of William Bradford, the first governor of Plymouth Colony, 1620.
Joan was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and later in her life, continued her education taking insurance courses in Syracuse.
Following high school she worked at Glens Falls Hospital in the medical records office. After working at the hospital for a few years, Joan took time off to raise her son, Michael. When Michael was older, she returned to insurance school in Syracuse and worked out of her home selling insurance. Joan was a busy lady. She also worked at area stores, such as Lewis’ Groceries and Cumberland Farms. For over 30 years, Joan worked part time at the Hudson Falls Free Library. She made many friends selling Avon for around 20 years. At one time, Joan was an administrative assistant at Washington County Historical Society for over 15 years. Lastly, for the past 40 years, Joan was a proud election inspector in District 1 in Fort Edward. She loved this job because Joan was a people person and as an inspector she was able to see her friends and meet new people.
She loved her cats and was an avid reader, she loved reading anything but preferred fiction. Joan loved listening to Elvis Presley and collected anything and everything on Elivis. She was a history buff, like her brother, Paul and a friend to everyone she met.
Survivors include her son, Michael McCarty of Fort Edward; her brother, Thomas J. Loding and his wife, Linda of Glens Falls, Paul R. Loding of Hudson Falls; her three nephews, Tom Loding, John Loding and Jason Loding; as well as her four cousins and many wonderful friends.
Friends may call on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.
Prayers will be offered following the calling hours, at 4 p.m., on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in memory of Joan may be sent to Purrs & Paws, Jeannes Felines, 3857 Rte. 9L, Lake George, New York 12845, or Washington County Historical Society, 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828.