Joan Conley


Joan Marie (Simon) Conley, 74, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, January 3, 2022. She was born in Colonie, New York on November 16, 1947 to John and Ruth (Thompson) Simon. Joan worked as a hematologist at Manchester Hospital. After receiving her master’s in Public Health Education, she worked as a Project Manager for Beckman Coulter. Joan served her community through a variety of volunteer roles beginning as early as 1979 with the Hebron Junior Women’s Club. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, volunteered with AHM Youth and Family Services, a commissioner on the Hebron Housing Authority and an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, putting her toes in the sand, eating lobster at Abbott’s, traveling, gardening, attending educational events, various festivals, knitting, and reading. In the winter months she was an avid UCONN Women’s Basketball fan and enjoyed the companionship of her friends while watching games.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, James E. Conley (Hebron, CT). She is survived by her half-brother Al Shull (Marilyn) of Goshen, CT; son John Conley (Erin) of Northville, NY; daughter Debbi Hamm (Forrest) of Blue Ridge, GA; step-son James Conley (Carol) of Voorheesville, NY; step-son Kevin Conley (Christine) of East Berne, NY; granddaughters Meaghan, Amanda, Teagan, and Sloane; grandsons Kevin Jr., James III, Tim, Emerson, Ryan, Garrison, and Anderson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews that she was very fond of.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 15th at 11am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hebron, Ct. Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/PFFTribute/JoanConley

Guest Book

Sherry Heath Sollis

So sorry for your family loss. Joan and I were the first best friends to each other, probably when we about 3. We were best friends til life separated us, Joan moved with her family. We both went on to have great lives and luckily we were able to reunite and share old times and new times. I wish we had more time, I will miss my oldest and probably best friend.

A friend

So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing but the good Lord will surely welcome her into heaven! Her pain is gone and she is reunited with those she loved and lost on this earth! I enjoyed her friendship in high school and am glad I had a chance to visit her while she lived in Blue Ridge! My deepest condolences go out to her family with prayers and hugs to her loved ones that she left here!

Marianne Bianco

My heart is full of love and prayers for you the family. My best memory of your mom is when I took her on my boat. She was so happy and excited. John and his family were with us. Your mom smiled the whole time. I'll always remember her smile and the fun she had. I'm so very glad I got to meet her and spend time with her. She loved her family and being with them. So glad I could give her that happiness.

Pamala Thew

One of the most sweetest kindest understanding woman I will ever get to meet you will be greatly and deeply missed my condolences to the family

Linda Skoglund

Joan is remembered as a smiling, giving person and caring!! Hebron Jr. Women's club was blessed to have her as an active member. John and family- deepest sympathy to you- keep your happy memories! Know Mom was a wonderful person!!
Bob, Linda, Robert and Lynn Skoglund
East Street, Hebron /now living in Florida

Judy Campisi

May a smile come to your lips before a tear comes to your eye when you think of your mother. I will always remember her sparkling laugh and great sense of humor. Deepest condolences to you and Debbi, Jim, Kevin, and families.