Joan Luscomb

Joan E. Luscomb

1934 - 2020

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Joan E. Luscomb, 85, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi following a long illness. Born May 7, 1934 in in Hamden, she was a daughter of the late Orson J. and Ella O’Connor Barnes. On May 7, 1954, Joan married the love of her life Roger L. Luscomb and they were married 57 years until his passing in March of 2011. Joan was a 1952 graduate of Downsville Central Schools. She was a gifted and talented writer. When it came to writing, her passion was creating poems and she loved sending greeting cards to family and friends on every occasion. Joan loved her children and grandchildren more than life itself, they meant the world to her. She loved to talk on the phone and looked forward to her conversations with family and friends. She also loved her flowers and feeding and watching all the beautiful birds. Survivors include her children Andrea Mousseau (Phil), Janet Williams, Steve Luscomb (Dulcie), Lorna Luscomb, Russell Luscomb (MaryAnn); her brother William Barnes (Lena) and grandchildren Angela Neale (Kelly), Tiffany Schidzick (Carl), Jesse Luscomb, Kyle James, Staci James, Terina Touw, Erica Collins, Georgia O’Dell, Rose Yannis, Alexander Mousseau and Jeremy Mousseau. Joan is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Roger L. Luscomb; son Michael Luscomb; grandson, Ryan Neale and great-grandson, Daniel Neale; her brothers Leo, Robert, George, Jack, Nelson and Warren Barnes; sisters, Marjorie Cox, Virginia Brown, Dolly Barnes and Jean Homovich & June Akins (her identical triplet sisters). Joan’s family would also like to recognize the wonderful, kind hearted people that cared for mom, a very special friend Sharon Edwards and Belinda and Tim. A graveside service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11 A.M. at Harvard Cemetery, Hancock, NY with Pastor Yancy Brown officiating. A celebration of life will be held in the spring at a day and time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Joan’s family, please visit

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Friday, October 23, 2020
Harvard Cemetery
Cemetery Lane off of Harvard Road
Hancock, New York, United States