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Joan M. Sherwood

July 30, 1942 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 79)


Colonie – Joan M. Sherwood, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center after an extended illness.

Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Gates Dolan. Joan was a graduate of Vincentian Institute and attended the College of St. Rose. She had worked at the Desmond Americana Inn, the Albany Diocesan Cemeteries and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Joan was a longtime parishioner and volunteer at St. Clare’s Church. She was instrumental with the coordination of the bereavement ministry at St. Clare’s and helped guide many families through the challenges before them. Joan enjoyed painting, camping, her Irish heritage and writing poetry. Her greatest accomplishment was as a devoted Mom and a welcoming friend to everyone.

Joan was predeceased by her beloved husband Wrenn, her daughter Constance, her grandson Brandon and her niece Connie Wood.

 She is the beloved mother of Michael (Patricia) Sherwood, Thomas Sherwood (Barbara Herz), Kristina (John) Rogers, Sandra (Jeannie) Sherwood. She is the dear sister of Kathie (Thomas) Campion. Joan is the cherished grandmother of Wrenn, Ken, Katrina, Brian, Jason, Lindsey and Aidan.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joan’s family on Friday from 4 to 7 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10:00 at St. Clare’s Church, 1947 Central Ave., Colonie. Interment will be private at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s honor to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit

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May 13, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205

Mass of Christian Burial
May 14, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Clare's Church
1947 Central Ave
Colonie, NY 12205

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