Joan Bass Mahoney, age 74, of London Towers, Ilion, former resident of Ardmore, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford.


Joan Bass Mahoney, age 74, of London Towers, Ilion, former resident of Ardmore, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford.

She was born on June 28, 1935, in Herkimer, N.Y., the daughter of Everett and Anna (Neth) Bass Jr. After graduating from Mohawk High School in 1952, Joan Bass and Leonard Marmet, formerly of Mohawk, were united in marriage on July 18, 1953, and from this union came eight children. 

Joan later graduated from Niagara County Community College and also earned her master’s degree before working in the mental health field, retiring in 2001. Joan later married Daniel Boone Mahoney on March 20, 1980, who preceded her in death on February 9, 1992. Joan was an active volunteer for several organizations, most notably the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program.

Also preceding Joan in death were her son, Leo Marmet on Nov. 15, 1971; brother, Arthur Bass on April 26, 1952; brother, Duane on July 28, 1981; father, Everett J. Bass Jr. on June 29, 1982; sister-in-law, Helen Morgan Bass on July 9, 1984; mother, Anna Neth Bass on Sept. 11, 2000; brother-in-law, John Sninchak on June 7, 2004; son-in-law, Michael Hutton on June 23, 2005; and sister, Rita Bass Sninchak on Aug. 13, 2006.

Survivors include her brother, Everett (Ruth) Bass III, Herkimer, N.Y.; sons, Lawrence (Nancy) Marmet, Schenectady, N.Y.; Lorne (Gail) Marmet, Sunnyvale, Calif.; daughters, Louise (Michael) Deles, Seoul, Korea; Lucinda Hutton, Ransomville, N.Y.; Lucille Estep, Ardmore, Okla.; Loretta (Tim) McCullers, Ardmore, Okla.; Linda (Gordon) Freeman, Las Cruces, N.M.; grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Maine, Louise (Joe) George, Michael Marmet, Jessica (Brad) Solley, Monique (Jose) Armendariz, Marty McLean, Al Sabey, Duane Apodaca, Tyler Marmet, Larry Marmet, Eddy Marmet, Jamie Estep, Lucinda Deles, Leonard Deles, Alexander Marmet; great-grandchildren Christopher Hoose, Lily Apodaca, Isabella Armendariz, Dustyn Marmet; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, NY, with Father Mark Cunningham, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer, officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., prior to the Funeral Home service.  A celebration of Joan’s life will be held immediately following the services at London Towers.

Anyone wishing to share a memory of Joan, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the internet.

Joan’s family has entrusted all arrangements to Don Applegate, Funeral Director.