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Joan Wrigley, 82, soil and water district manager


PHILMONT—Joan M. Wrigley of Hudson, died Wednesday September 8 at Pine Haven Nursing Home. She was 82.

Born in Hudson February 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Ross) Ganley.

Mrs. Wrigley was the district manager for the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District. She retired April 15, 1997 after a 35-year career. She saw her dream of the construction of a new building and environmental center brought to reality.

On March 11, 1997, Congressman Gerald B.H. Solomon recommended Mrs. Wrigley to the Congressional Record as a invaluable individual whose contributions to the community were honorable and improved the quality of life for all in the community.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson, serving as a eucharistic minister for years and also a bereavement counselor. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters, Greenport Historical Society, Hudson Elks B.P.O.E. # 787 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Christian Service League.

She is survived by three sons: William J. Wrigley Jr. of Hudson, Peter G. Wrigley of Hudson and Paul G. and (Nikki) Wrigley of Spencertown; two daughters, Christine and (Michael) Kachuba of Claverack, Barbara J. and (James) Grott of Valatie; one brother, Robert Ganley of Delmar; and grandchildren, William B., Timothy J., Jenny, Courtney and Lauren Wrigley, Michael and Nicholas Kachuba, Thomas and Evan Grott; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wrigley was pre-deceased by her husband William J. Wrigley Sr. and one son James G. Wrigley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson, with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial in the family plot will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to the American Diabetes Association Albany Office, 7 Washington Square, Albany 12205.



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