Joan "Joanie" Louise Ferry
Joan “Joanie” Louise (Chatt) Ferry, 81, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of October 8, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.
Joanie was born September 2, 1940 in Batavia to Anthony and Gladys Chatt. She was retired from the Alexander Central School District where she was an extraordinary Chef / Kitchen Manager. She was admired for her extensive home garden, baking and cooking skills, and the most amazing fudge that family and friends enjoyed during the holidays.
Joanie enjoyed many activities including her travels to Hilton Head, SC and Paris, France; reading and chatting with her dear friends. Fondest memories are that of playing bridge and dominoes with her circle of friends in Batavia and at the Senior Center. She overcame her fear of water and learned to swim late in life, inspired in part by her granddaughter Madison, motivating her to participate in water aerobics at the Batavia YMCA. Her greatest joy and pride was her family and extended family.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Darien. Besides her parents, Joan is predeceased by three brothers, Anthony “Whitey” Chatt, Thomas Chatt, and Patrick Chatt.
She is survived by her sister, Maryann Silvernail of Pembroke, son Stephen J. Ferry, Jr. (Elise) of Darien, daughter Donna Ferry, of Darien, son Jeffrey Ferry (Laurie) of Johns Creek, GA, daughter Jennifer Kane (Kevin) of Sandy, UT. Her grandchildren Sarah Houle (John), Stephen Ferry III (Jessi), Emily Ferry, Andrew and Hannah Ferry, Madison and Spenser Kane, and her beautiful great grandchildren Molly, Ava Grace, and Hudson.
Joanie will be greatly missed by her family, and her dear friends. Like the sunflowers she loved she brought sunshine to all that she met!
A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday November 27, 2021 at Our Lady of Good Counsel 10677 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to one of the following, United Memorial Medical Center Foundation (rrhgive.org) or Alexander Central School Dollars for Scholars ([email protected]). To leave message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.