Joan M. Clark

Joan M. Clark, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut on April 9, 1936, she was the daughter of Robert and Ellen Cowan.

The youngest of nine, family was always her greatest treasure. She enjoyed get togethers and felt it was important to keep the family close. Joan was an usher and greeter at The Church of St Peter in Saratoga Springs for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Walton and her siblings. Joan is survived by her children Thomas Clark of Saratoga Springs and Ellen Clark of Saratoga Springs; special friends Barb, Larry, Anne, Rebecca and Art; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat Little Mooch.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, December 29 at The Church of St Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa in the spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Guest Book

Hank Kissinger

Ellen and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. She will always be in my prayers. Be comforted in the knowledge that she is no longer in pain and is at peace in the presence of the Lord and in the company of other family members who have preceded her. Although she is no longer here, she will always remain with you in your heart.

Tony and Marc Pruchnicki

Tom and Ellen,

Our sincere condolences to both of you on the loss of your beloved mom. She was a wonderful woman whose kindness and pleasant manner were treasured by both of us. We so enjoyed those many years of summer visits with our Ellen at your Geyser Road home. She treated us as special but she was the special one making sure that we were well taken care of.

Our prayers and best wishes go out to both of you at this difficult time.


Ellen and Tom,
Your Mother was a wonderful lady, she touched so many lives, she was a really treasure.
She new true friendship, she will remain forever in our hearts.

Sheree Clark

Tom & Ellen, I am sorry. Your Mother was loving, selfless, funny and committed to you and the entire family. I can hear her laughter and joy at being in the presence of God.

Steve Carp

Aunt Joan, you weren't just my aunt you are an Aunt to my whole family and the glue that has kept all the families together. You will be missed, but you are always loved. Our memories of you will always be cherished.

Elacia Harple and Family.

The sorrow of the faithful
is not that of permanent loss,
but the tender sense of sadness
that comes in saying good-bye for now
to someone we love.
May today's sorrow give way
to the peace and
comfort of God's love.

Always in our minds and forever in our hearts,
We know that we will never truly be apart.
No matter how far away you seem,
We know all we have to do is dream...
And you will always be there,
Like the wind in the air. ~ Laci
Love you Aunt Joan


God wanted another angel in heaven and he called Aunt Joan home. She will always be in all of our hearts. Such a wonderful, caring, beautiful woman. She will be so missed but she is with all her family that were already there. Prayers of strength and healing to all knew and loved her.

Cheryl Belletti

So sorry for your loss, Ellen and Tom. Your mom was a special lady, and had the best twinkle in her eye I have ever seen! You never knew what fun, quirky idea was brewing in her mind! I will remember our times at your home with much fondness. Aunt Joanie will be very missed. Love to you and her extended family and friends.

Anne Allen

Dear Ellen and Tom
Words cannot truly express my sincere sympathy for both of you.
Your mom was a very special person to me and my family. She was such a caring person
always thinking of other people. She was a very special friend. I cherish all the memories of your mom. I miss her dearly and hear her voice in my head.


Dear Mom; You are Safely Home In Heaven Now! You will be celebrating your first Christmas in Heaven, surrounding with family and friends and Cats too! Tom and I were blessed to have a loving caring Mom like you. Do not worry about us, we will be fine, because we had a wonderful Mom like you. Merry Christmas Mom