Joan Hofmann

Joan (Parrelle) Hofmann, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Saratoga Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 25, 1934. Joan, a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa, married Carl O. Hofmann on January 20, 1951. Joan was a wife and homemaker for many years; she was also the loving mother to 10 children, grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

After raising her children, Joan went to work for Saratoga County Maplewood Manor Nursing Home in 1983. She worked as a Certified Nursing Aide for 16 years, retiring in 1999. With her compassion and huge heart, Joan loved working the “midnight” shift taking pride in caring for the residents that she considered her extended family.

Joan loved spending time with her family and friends celebrating all holidays, birthdays and special events. She loved traveling, especially visiting her daughter and family in Virginia Beach, VA. Joan loved playing the slot machines at the Saratoga Casino and her weekly Bingo games at the Ballston Spa Elks Club.

Joan was predeceased by her husband Carl O. Hofmann; parents Renier and Helen Parrelle; and sister Rita Pastore.

Joan is survived by her brother Ronald Parrelle (Pat); children C. Michael Hofmann of Ballston Spa, David Hofmann (Michele) of Saratoga Lake, Sally Wilson (Gregory) of Halfmoon, Carla Manning (Jerald) of Ballston Spa, Robert Hofmann of Ballston Spa, Charles Hofmann of Ballston Spa, Mary King (Dennis) of Virginia Beach, VA, Susan Hofmann (Steven Cross) of Greenfield Center, Lisa Taylor (Thomas) of Saratoga Springs and Scott Hofmann (Melissa) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Rebecca, Adam, Chad, Travis, Jessica, Erika, Robbie, Brandon, Kyle, Shane, Nicole, Shannon, and Elizabeth; 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, March 16 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 15 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to her favorite charity, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center at Albany Med.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of the ER and ICU Units of Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion, and Dr. DelGiacco and Dr. Gelman for their long term care of Joan.

Guest Book

Barbara Fasake

Sue and family,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Didn't learn of your moms passing until now as I was out of town. May all the wonderful memories of her comfort you and make you smile during this difficult time and give you peace. Barb

Renea and Gregg Aussicker

Melissa and Scott,
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Erin Thompson

Carla and family,
I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn LaFreniere

To the Ma Hofmann's family; We are truly sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and she was always smiling. Would have been there to pay our respects but I just read this. My heart goes out to you all!!

Trinity Hofmann

Sorry for your loss. I wish I could be out there with all of you! I love and miss y'all so much! Sending my love and condolences your way (:

Elaine Pratt

Carla/Jerry, Sue and All:
So very sorry on the loss of your Mom. I didn’t know her well, but she seemed like a very nice woman always with a pleasant smile when I did see her. Trust she is in a better place now. May she Rest In Peace.

Marlene Denison

Carla, Jerry and family,
Please except my condolences on the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace.

Deborah (Perkins) Martino

I am sorry for your loss.

Marie Ahl

So sorry for your loss. I've known Joan all my life and she was an amazing lady. She will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.

Mr and Mrs Robert Laper Sr

To our son-in-law David and family,
May our Condolences bring you much comfort
and our Prayers ease the pain of your loss..

Jan Harris

So very sorry. Carla, your mom was such a nice woman, always a smile or laugh when she saw someone. I pray the love and memories will get you through this and help to move forward.

Kathy Pastore-Jordan & Kevin Jordan

To the entire Hofmann Family,

Aunt Joan was my mom's only sister and a wonderful, caring person. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. May peace be with you all knowing that she is out of pain now and with your dad, my mom and grandma.

Love to all of you.
Kathy Pastore-Jordan & Kevin Jordan

Patty Rougie Lunt

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time. We are praying for you to have peace knowing that your sweet mother is free from pain. May she rest with our Lord and savior.


Dear Lisa, I am sorry to hear of your loss. She was a beautiful woman with a legacy that makes her proud! Take care. Best, Martha

Karen Wanek

She was a lovely woman. I truly enjoyed visiting with her on the patio. Rest easy Joan, I'm glad the struggle is over.

Larry, Dawn & Layla Gunn

Dearest Lisa and Family,
We know from your kind soul, your Mom had to have been a fabulous, kind hearted soul! We send our love now and pray our Higher Power will surround you the coming days, that turn into years. Throughout these times, continue to see the signs from beyond and know you will always be surrounded by your fabulous, kind hearted Mom.
Love & Strong Hugs,
Dawn, Larry & Layla

Lela Hartman

Joan was an amazing lady. She taught me how to make my 1st potato salad. She was there when Robbie hadn't slept in weeks. She stepped in and took over so I could get some sleep. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Marie Gratton.

Aww Joan I hope you are at peace . I’m so sorry

Gregory Wilson

I will miss you Joan.

Walter and Judy Thompson

So very sorry for your loss. She raised wonderful children who will miss her dearly for sure.

The Cake Family - Virginia Beach

So very sorry to hear of Joan's passing. We always enjoyed hanging out with her when she came to Virginia Beach with Carla, Jerry & Jessica to visit. We hope you all can take comfort knowing she is at peace in a better place now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy, David, Bailey, Lily & Austin Cake.