Funeral services for Joan E. Rafter, 52, of Hall Road Massena will be Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Interment will be in Brasher Iron Works Cemetery. Joan passed away on June 18, 2011.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth; two daughters, Melinda Rafter of Brasher Falls and Robin Rafter of Massena; two sons, Chad E. of Brasher Falls and Bobby J. of Bombay; and nine grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Kristy.
Joan was born on October 11, 1958 in Potsdam, the son of Kenneth and Lena (Blair) Ward. She graduated from St. Lawrence Central School. She earned a degree in Culinary Arts from Mater Dei College. Joan was employed at McDonalds in Massena. She married Kenneth Rafter on June 5, 1976 in North Lawrence.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.