Joan F. McBrien, 52, of Cygnet, died on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at her residence. She was born on March 1, 1960, in Syracuse, NY, to the late Herbert and Maureen (O'Sullivan) Prosalik. She married Richard Kent McBrien and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2005.
Joan is survived by her son, Richard K. McBrien of Cygnet; her brothers: Richard (JoAnne Kane) Prosalik of Brookline, MA and Thomas Prosalik of Gansevoort, NY; her sister, Elizabeth (Roy) Bechand of Wynantskill, NY; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Pat McBrien of Findlay; her nephews: Jonathan Prosalik, Michael Prosalik, Benjamin Bechand and Samuel Bechand; her aunts: Joan O'Sullivan and Gerrie O'Sullivan; her special friend, Ronnie McKearny of Syracuse, NY; her dear friends: Denise, Donna, Kristen, Karen, Sally and Becky.
Joan was a substitute teacher. She was a long time volunteer with the Elmwood School System and F.F.A. She was the committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop #0337 and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church Bible Study in Bowling Green.
Joan's family wishes to thank the community for all of their love and support.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Reverend Neil Norheim officiating. Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, NY.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the: Kent and Joan McBrien Scholarship Fund, payable to Elmwood High School and/or Elmwood P.T.O., in memory of Kent and Joan McBrien Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.