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Joanne R. Sowalsky TROY - Joanne R. Sowalsky, 56, passed quietly at home after a long illness on October 17, 2016. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of Helen R. Sowalsky and the late Raymond Sowalsky. Joanne was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, attended HVCC, and graduated from Spencer Business and Technical Institute in 1981. She was a self-employed court reporter who worked throughout the Capital District in a variety of courts. She was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 1489. Joanne was an avid guitar player and gardener who also loved all outdoor sports including kayaking. She also enjoyed being in the company of her many friends. Joanne was a devoted daughter, sister and aunt. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her siblings, Raymond (Yasuko) Sowalsky of Vero Beach, FL, Robert (Jan) Sowalsky, DDS of Clifton Park, John (Peg) Sowalsky of Naples, FL, Jean (Skip) Sowalsky Hoffman of Saratoga Springs, and David Sowalsky of Colchester, CT; several nieces and nephews; and her many friends. The family would like to thank Drs. Dudek and Doyle of NYOH and their staff as well as Joanne’s many friends who helped us along way. The funeral will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave. at Parkview Ct., Troy. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 8:30 until 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
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