Joan Eileen Archer, 77, of Valatie, NY passed away on June 14, 2021 in Valatie where she was active in her community.

Joan was born in Waukesha, WI to Beatrice Rice Gavigan and Jack R. Gavigan, who predeceased her. Growing up, she won the Wisconsin Junior Golf Championship twice, and was the runner up in the Women’s Amateur Championship in Ohio. She graduated from Hunter College in NYC with a degree in design. For the past 20 years she owned and ran JGA Antiques & Collectibles.

Joan is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Joseph Archer, sister Anne Owens of Sarasota, FL and brother Patrick Gavigan of Winter Springs, FL. She had a love for her many nieces and nephews, Kevin, Kaila, Shannon (deceased), Billy, Chad, Ryan, Raymond, Stephen, Renee and Lee and their many children.

In lieu of a funeral service, a vigil will be held on Main & Church Streets in Valatie at 7pm on Sunday, June 20th. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

A Go FundMe site has been set up for Joan’s family and is as follows:

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Joan Archer was my godmother and her family and friends are trying to raise money for her funeral, lawyers and to help her husband Joey Archer. Please donate at today.

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