O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
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Joan Earley

Joan Ruth Earley, age 82, formerly of 65 Elliott Street, Salamanca, New York, and Plant City, Florida, was reunited with her loving husband, William, on March 28, 2018.

Born on November 21, 1935, in Salamanca, New York, Joan was the daughter of Phillip and Ruth Harvey, who predeceased her. She attended Salamanca High School, having graduated in 1954.

Joan is the loving mother to five children, William Earley, Michael (Kathleen) Earley, Kim Earley, Robert Earley, Jeff Earley; eleven grandchildren, Christina (Edward) Marquez, Bradley (Amy) Earley, Melissa (Ed) Glowacki, Daniel (Amy) Earley, William (Heather) Earley, III, Jordan Earley, Derek Earley, Eric Earley, Tyler (Sidney) Earley, Ashley Earley and Troy Earley.

Her great grandchildren are Camryn Earley, Jenna Glowacki, Caitlin Glowacki, Brooke Glowacki, Aubrey and Asher Marquez, Ella and Brendan Earley, Addison and Morgan Earley, Abigail and Alivia Earley, Emma, Raegan and William Earley, Braxton McKenyon, and Evelyn, Averie and Thomas Earley.

She is survived by 3 former daughter-in-laws who helped in her care taking in her elder years, Kelly Earley, Janice Earley, and Laurie O'Donnell.

Joan is survived by her brother, Sheridan Harvey, of Arizona. Joan was also very fond of the Earley family, having grown up on Ellicott Street. She was a part of their family long before her marriage to Bill. She has a very special bond with her sister-in-law, Marjorie Earley, and her two brothers-in-law, Jack Earley and Robert (Ann) Earley. She also had great times with Gail Archer of Great Valley and her Ellicott Street family.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her mother and father-in-law, Jack and Frances Earley, a young brother, sisters-in-law Rae Earley and Grace Harvey, and brothers-in-law, David Earley and Darryl Reynolds.

Joan had many interests, included traveling with her husband, BINGO, ceramics, shopping and an occasional trip to the casino. She enjoyed family time spent with her grandchildren, especially the years they had their famous funnel cake business.

Everyone also loved the times she and Bill spent in their motor home and camping. In her elder years, Joan continued to roam as a free spirit, and was rarely found sitting around. You never knew where your would run into her in your travels. She was as busy as ever, even in the Nursing Home, where she would roam the halls and display her wardrobe on her walker.

Joan will be buried next to her husband at the Wildwood Cemetery, where a graveside memorial will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Triumphant Life Church, 1511 Davis Avenue, Endwell, New York, 13760 where her nephew, Darryl Reynolds, is a pastor.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.