Born on February 15, 1934 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Virgie (Bruso) Cruden.
Joan graduated from Hudson Falls High School class of 1951.
On January 31, 1958, she married the late Henry Hart, at her home in Hudson Falls.
Joan was first employed at Neyland Inc. in Mt. Vernon. She then worked with Dr. Greenburg in Hudson Falls for several years before joining George Gore Accounting, where she eventually retired.
Joan looked forward to baking Christmas cookies every year with her family. Her greatest affection was for her loyal dog, Lady, who she loved unconditionally.
Survivors include her three siblings, Jean Reger of Queensbury, Jacquelynn (Carleton) Dunn of South Carolina, Sharon (William) McCormick of Hudson Falls; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends may call on Monday, February 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.
Funeral services will follow on Monday, starting at 4 p.m.at Carleton Funeral Home Inc.
We will meet for a graveside service on Tuesday, February 13, at 11 a.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, where Joan will be buried next to her husband, Henry J. Hart.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Joan’s name, at the charity of one’s choice.