Joan M. Grant Leschak, 86, the daughter of the late Hugh F. and Irene Armstrong Grant, formally of Genoa, passed away unexpectedly, the morning of April 21st, 2021. Joan’s employment history consisted of the Gas and Electric of Ithaca, Columbian Rope, Singer, and lastly a pharmacy clerk at Fay’s Drugs, (Eckherd and Rite Aid) having made many friends along the way.
She loved her home on East Lake Rd. and toiled endlessly to make it into a home her family would enjoy, and one many would admire. A devout Catholic, Joan was a communicant of Saint Ann's Church and celebrated many masses and events both there and at Sacred Heart Church. May she finally rest in peace in the arms of God.
In addition to her husband William, Joan is the beloved mother of James P. of FL, Michael F. (Stacy) of GA, Susan A. Beck (Roland) of Sennett, Cathryn I. Leschak of Jordan, and close family friends Donna Dagnesi and Sean Holt, sister to Jack Grant (Donna); grandmother to Jonathan, Nicole, Larissa, Caitlin, Katie, Michael, Adrianna, R.J., Daniel and Mitchall; several great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Including her parents, Joan is predeceased by Brothers William and Joseph Grant.
Friends are invited to join the family for a mass of Christian burial to be offered Monday, at 10 AM, in Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are with the White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn.
Contributions may be made in memory of Joan to the Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY, 41 York St., Auburn 13021 or Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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