Joan Marie Vadney-Domanico - April 23, 2018

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  SLINGERLANDS---Joan Marie Vadney-Domanico, daughter of the late Mildred Hallenbeck and Harold W Vadney, Sr., and wife of 39 years to John R. Domanico who predeceased her on August 25, 1994, entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2018.

Joan began her career for the State of New York with the Department of Commerce upon graduating from Ravena Coeymans Central School. She worked for Governor Averill Harriman and the New York State Education Department. She spent some time with the Catskill Savings Bank, Albany Medical Center School of Nursing, and the law firm of Pozefsky, Tosci and Pozefsky. The last 20 years (1978-1999) were with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation until her retirement in December 1999.   While with the FBI, Joan served as Associate Editor of the bureau-wide publication, “The Investigator”. In her leisure time, she enjoyed shopping, gardening, traveling, and tole painting. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the choir until her move to Guilderland in November, 1996; to Selkirk in 1998; and Slingerlands in 2013.

Joan is survived by two daughters: Cheryl Jean of Voorheesville, and Suzanne Neri (John) of Delmar. Joan has two grandsons: Nico Domanico Neri of Albany, and Jonas Domanico Neri of Delmar.

Joan’s other survivors include her siblings: Florence M. Rossi (Anthony) of Guilderland; Elizabeth Ann Vadney of Florida; Richard T. Vadney (Kris) of North Carolina; and Robert H. Vadney (Helen) of Altamont. She will be sorely missed by her dear friends, Thomas Gregory and Laurie, and Frank Flint. Joan is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her brothers Harold Vadney, Jr., and David Mark predeceased her.

Special thanks to St. Peter's Hospital - Pavillion 4th Floor Dr. Griffens, Elizabeth, Kristen, and Shannon; Community Hospice Debbie, Sharon, Mary, Becky, Erin, and Brittney; and Sister Fredericks for their incredible support.

Funeral services will be held 11 am on Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 9 am. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.