Joan Spear

Obituary of Joan Fraughton Spear

Joan Fraughton Spear, age 85, passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2020. She was born May 13, 1934, in Malone, NY. Joan was the daughter of James Leroy and Jessi (Taylor) Fraughton. She graduated from Franklin Academy in 1953 and Green Mountain College in 1955. Joan continued her education at Albany Medical Hospital where she received her certification to become a Medical Technologist. Joan was a Medical Technologist where she worked at the William Beaumont Health Care Center and then later at SUNY Plattsburgh. Most people will fondly remember Joan for her generosity and her devotion to the many activities in which she was involved. She was a member of the Peru Community Church and the Ladies Guild since 1966. She was also a member of the Red Hatters, enjoyed playing bridge and knitting with the Knit Wits. Joan also touched the hearts of many people as she spent years fondly known as MED 4, assisting athletic trainers, physicians and athletes, transporting medical supplies to venues at the Empire State Games. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering for the Senior Citizens Council tax preparation service. Joan is survived by her husband Dr. Merritt F. Spear (60 plus years); her sister Norma; her children Geoffrey, (Dr. Anne) Spear, Stephanie Spear, Dr. Alison (Erica) Spear, and Jennifer (Steven) Tompkins; grand children, Taylor, Ian, Samantha, and Tanner Spear; Max, Jordan, and Luke Tompkins; Brady and Keaton Spear. Joan is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Robert. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Joan Spear to her favorite charities, Multiple Sclerosis Society at and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, NY. A service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00am, at St. Augustine's Church, 3035 North Main Street, Peru, NY. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 21, 2020
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States


11:00 am
Saturday, February 22, 2020
St. Augustine's Church
3035 North Main Street
Peru, New York, United States
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