Joan C Mitchell
Died: May 12, 2017

Joan C. Mitchell (nee Dougherty), 81 of Putnam Valley NY passed away on May 11, 2017.  Joan was born in the Bronx, New York to Vincena (nee Menona) and Charles Dougherty,  and received her education in the schools and on the streets of the Bronx. She was proud of the fact that she ran track for the Police Athletic League in her Highbridge section. She attended Walton High School. Afterward, she worked for New York Telephone on the Grand Concourse. On September 29,1957 she married Patrick Mitchell , they settled in Putnam Valley, a place she already knew and loved as she spent her summers on Lake Oscawana and was a really strong swimmer.  She became windowed in 1986. She then started the second phase of her life. She was the proud owner of the Spruce Hill Inn, in two different locations on Lk Oscawana Road. She loved the social atmosphere. She enjoyed immensly her softball teams and her dart teams. She loved music and the bands that played for her. Saint Patricks Day was always a grand celebration as she cooked pounds and pounds of corned beef for everyone. She became a surragate mother to many as she had a compassionate heart. She ran her business right up until 2016.  She loved animals and had many, many pets through the years. She had a special devotion to St Jude. He was, as she said, “her main man” .
  Joan is  predeceased by her sisters Georgina Spiegel and Margot Gorely . She was the loving mother to her her sons Scott J. Mitchell of Putnam Valley, son Keith Mitchell of Cold Spring NY, her daughter Janine Mitchell of Putnam Valley, all of who survive her. She also leave behind two beloved granddaughters Lauren Marie Mitchell of Putnam Valley and Nicole Mitchell of Cold Spring N.Y.  There are no services planned at this time. A memorial to celebrate her life will be announced at at later date.

Aunt Jackie and Uncle Eric
May 15th, 2017 8:11 am
RIP Joan. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Love always....
Denise Anderson (GORLEY)
May 15th, 2017 9:40 am
To Scott, Janine and Keith and the rest of her family. Was so sorry to hear about Aunt Joan. Take comfort in knowing she is with your dad now and all the happy memories you had with them. Love Cousin Denise
Maryellen Spiegel Antonio
May 15th, 2017 2:56 pm
Heaven just got a lot brighter and I can just imagine the reunions! However the void left here on earth will be unbearable for many days to come. To my cousins Scott, Janine and Keith, I pray for you during this time of great loss and sorrow. As the days pass, may all the love and laughter that she brought to this world fill your hearts and heal the pain. My condolences to all that loved her, she will be missed greatly. With love, Maryellen
Laurie Carrano
May 15th, 2017 3:24 pm
Janine, Keith and Scott...I am soo sorry about Mom. She was a wonderful woman. Wish I knew last week I would have been there! U are all in my prayers!!
Laurie Carrano
May 15th, 2017 3:25 pm
Janine, Keith and Scott...I am soo sorry about Mom. She was a wonderful woman. Wish I knew last week I would have been there! U are all in my prayers!!
Walter Spiegel
May 15th, 2017 5:09 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Joan was a very special lady, and will always have a place in my heart. She was part of a generation that thought of others before themselves, a generation that made this country the best place in the world to live. When I heard the news last night of her passing, I could not help but think the gang is all home now. I love you Aunt Joan. - Walt
Linda Schlager
May 15th, 2017 5:51 pm
RIP Joanie. You were a special lady with a special heart. The Spruce was a home away from home for many, including myself. I hope all your fur babies that crossed the rainbow bridge are gathered around you bringing you joy. My thoughts and prayers are with all you've left behind.
Steve C
May 15th, 2017 8:57 pm
Our condolences to the Mitchell family. Joanie was a special person who will always be remembered.
Keith and Jenn
May 16th, 2017 9:46 am
Rest In Peace Joanie. Sincerest condolences to the entire Mitchell family. Very sorry for your loss.
Mariann Kinane
May 16th, 2017 3:17 pm
My thoughts and prayers to Scott, Janine, Keith, Lauren and Nicole. She loved you all so much. She was a great lady and was much loved by all. I will miss you Joanie - hope you are up there, eating frozen yogurt and looking for a good slot machine! I am taking care of your BIG KITTY!
Joan and Terry Meagher
May 23rd, 2017 5:28 pm
We were so sorry to hear about Joan. So many fond memories. She was a dear friend.
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