FARMINGDALE -- Joan Marion Atwell, 77, passed away May 11, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Augusta, the daughter of Stanley George and Wilma Spiller McCurdy.
Joan worked at Sears in Augusta and then for Augusta Mental Health Institute until she retired. Joan loved the New York Times crossword puzzles, spending time with her son, Michael Foss, and his wife, Noreen. She truly enjoyed all of her friends, especially the lunch groups she met with, the hospital regulars (AMHI) and the Cony girls.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Wilma Spiller McCurdy; her sister, Jane McCurdy Abram; and her son, Michael Foss.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Noreen Foss, her children and grandchildren; her brother, Stanley George McCurdy, and his wife, Sandra; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to hospice or a
. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.