O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Joan Thompson

Mrs. Joan C. Thompson, 73, of Tolan Road, Ellicottville, NY, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday July 2, 2019.

Born June 22, 1946 in North Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Lichorabioc Nowark. She was married December 25, 1964 in North Tonawanda, NY to Richard L. Thompson, who survives.

Joan will be remembered for living life on her own terms. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and picnicking. She loved her chihuahuas especially Beanie.

Surviving besides her husband are: four daughters, Michele Bridges, Collins, NY, Kelly Dolan, Salamanca, NY; Nancy (Eric Westman) Thompson, Salamanca, NY, Kimberly Thompson, Ellington, NY; a son, Richard Thompson, Sykesville, MD; a sister, Mary (Austin) Herbert, Gowanda, NY; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Frank Thompson, a son-in-law, William Dolan, a sister, Sally Wehrmeyer.

At Joan’s request, there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the donor’s choice of animal rescues.

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 orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.