Joan Irene Versace, 86, passed away Sunday May 30, 2021 in Ghent, NY. Born June 20, 1934 in Yonkers, NY, she is the daughter of Karl and Doris (Tiffin) Bjorkman.
Joan graduated from White Plains High School. Her career as an Educational Secretary ended in 2019 at the age of 84, where she worked for both the Red Hook and East Greenbush School Districts. Joan had a lifelong love for dogs, especially Golden Retrievers.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Cathy (Paul) Robertson, son John Edwin Versace, grandchildren, Benjamin and Russell Robertson, Yaicha and Larisa Versace, and William Menz. Joan was predeceased by her sister Arlene Bjorkman.
Visitation at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home will be Thursday June 3, from 5:00-7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joan’s memory to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.