Obituary of Joan Greene
Joan Flynn-Dufresne-Greene passed away at the age of 89 on December 16, 2022 in Johnson City, N.Y. surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 29, 1933 the daughter of Charles and Sue Flynn in Massena N. Y. She graduated from Massena High School in 1951 and moved on to nursing school. She married Lucien Dufresne October 3, 1952 and had four children. She worked as a Lab Tech at Massena Memorial Hospital for several years, then changed her career achieving a degree in Social Work. She worked at the St Regis Nursing Home, The Highland Nursing Home, and The Potsdam Nursing Home until her retirement. Besides loving all her family, she truly loved camping, canoeing, knitting, and reading, especially all of James Patterson's books. After Lucien's death in 1990, she married John Greene on January 9, 1993 and resided Happily with John in Vestal, N.Y. for 30 years.
Predeceasing her besides her parents and first husband are her 2 brothers, Bernard and Jack Flynn and a great granddaughter sweet Amelia!
She is survived by her husband John Greene in Vestal, N.Y., Susie Eastman and her husband Herb from Cundys Harbor, Maine, Chris Dufresne and his wife Laurie from Norfolk, N.Y., Betsey Eurto and her husband Paul from Norfolk, N.Y., Patrick Dufresne and his wife Lori from Vestal, N.Y., Lisa Allen and her husband John from Endicott, N. Y., Tom Greene and his wife Janet from Orleans, Canada, several nieces and nephews, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
There will be services held at First Baptist Church of Johnson City, 1321 Reynolds Road, JC, N.Y. and will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Family will receive friends starting at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to our favorite charity My Good Days, they helped Joan all through her treatments for Macular Degeneration (https://www.mygooddays.org/donate) or donations can be made to your favorite charity.