Joan Duchin

Joan M. Duchin

Friday, March 26th, 1943 - Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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Joan M. Duchin, 76, passed away at her home on Sunday December 15, 2019 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Plattsburgh on March 26, 1943. Her parents Bernard and AnnaMae ( Rock) Amell predeceased her.
Joan retired from CVPH Medical Center in 2004 after 31 years and continued to volunteer at CVPH-UVM for many years. She enjoyed her winter months in The Villages FL where she developed many close friendships and spent her summer months with her friends and family in Plattsburgh.
Joan was predeceased by her husband Jerry G. Myers in 1983 after 21 years of marriage. She was married to Harvey E. Duchin, MD in 1992 and shared many happy years with him until his passing in 2007. She was fortunate to have found love twice.
Survivors include her beloved family. Two daughters, Gina Rickert and her husband Walter of Peru, Alita Desso and her husband Mark of Plattsburgh. Three grandchildren, Austin and wife Shelly Rickert of Plymouth MA, Marnie Rickert and fiancé Spencer Andrews of East Wareham MA, and Keith Desso of Plattsburgh. Two sisters, Nancy Barcomb and Connie Barcomb both of Plattsburgh, and her father Bernard’s second wife Shirley Amell of Plattsburgh.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00 noon John XXIII Newman Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA in Peru NY or Hospice of the North Country in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Many thanks to the loving and compassionate nurses from Hospice for the care of our mother and grandmother.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh
    29 Broad Street
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  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 12:00pm
    John XXIII Newman Center
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Michelle Dowling

Posted at 09:19am
Gina and Alita,
I am so so sorry.


Posted at 08:04am
I will miss you Joan. Love you, say hi to Mom for me.
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Carolyn Piscitello

Posted at 12:35pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan’ s family and Friends. She will be missed by all that knew her. Ernie and Carolyn

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Posted at 10:02am
With our deepest sympathies . Keeping you all in our Prayers for comfort, strength , and peace . Love. Margie John and Jillian xoxo
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Barbara A. Sanchez

Posted at 10:52pm
Dear Gina, Alita and Family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom, Grandmother, and my dearest friend, Joan. As you know, Joan and I have been friends for many years and I will always remember the fun and fond memories we shared together. Throughout those years, she always expressed a pride in her family, as well as, all of her family's accomplishments. I will miss her dearly. Joan, may you Rest In Peace.
Barbara Sanchez

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