Joan A. Rennie Ferris, 85, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY — Joan A. Rennie Ferris, 85, a former resident of Meadowbrook Terrace, died Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Carthage.

Joan was born on March 20, 1937, in Champion, the daughter of the late Harry and Monica (Coyer) Nevills. She attended Carthage schools and worked on the family farm as a young girl.

She married Verne D. Rennie on July 3, 1954. Verne passed on Feb. 2, 1977. She then was married to James J. Ferris and they later divorced.

Joan was a dedicated Mom to her family and a great housekeeper. She was a big supporter of all Carthage Comets sporting events and enjoyed attending the Men’s and Women’s slow pitch softball games at the Carthage Athletic Field.

She is survived by one daughter: Sandi (Pat) O’Hara of Houston, TX, three sons: Steven (Sandy) Rennie of Watertown, Michael (Barb) Rennie of Carthage and Mark (Michelle) Rennie of Black River, nine grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild; four sisters, Jean Williams and Linda Gaines, both of West Carthage, Virginia Burke of Carthage and Susan Intorcia of Barnes Corners; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Robert V. Rennie who died Jan. 29, 2012, a grandson, Jason M. Rennie who died Feb. 4, 2018, and a sister, Harriet Trowbridge.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage, with Wayne Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Old Glendale Cemetery, Glenfield. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials in her memory may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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