2011-02-23 / Obituaries

Joan Reilley Lane

Joan Reilley Lane, 79, of Snellville, Georgia died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, December 26, 2010.

Joan was born on August 3, 1931 in Cold Spring, NY to Alice Burns Reilley and Lawrence Martin Reilley. She graduated from Haldane High School in June, 1949. She attended Albany State College for Teachers and married Edward Eugene (Gene) Lane, a West Point graduate, on February 14, 1953. Due to Gene’s career, they lived in many locations including Cold Spring and West Point, finally settling in the Stone Mountain, Georgia area in the mid-1970’s. Joan was a homemaker while her children were at home and began her career in Finance after they graduated from high school, retiring in 2000. Joan was also very dedicated to her parish, Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she was an extraordinary minister, a member of the choir, a member of the Altar Society, a volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul facility, and a frequent participant in other church activities.

Joan is survived by her daughter Joanne Lane and her husband Douglas McCardle of Baton Rouge, LA and her sons Ned Lane of Snellville, GA; Bruce Lane and his wife Amy of Buford, GA; and Richard Lane of Savannah, GA. She was grandmother to Jennifer, Jessica, and Alice Pucheu; William and Briana McCardle; Alicia Lane; and Brandon, Cameron, and Cara Lane. She was also greatgrandmother to Reilley Jean and Arthur Pucheu-Gauthier; and Payton and Whitney Ann Lane. Joan is also survived by her sisters Eileen Reilley of Washington, DC and Alice Schatzle of Cold Spring, many cousins, several nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grand-nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her husband Lt. Col. Edward Eugene Lane in 1995 and her son Lawrence Edward (Larry) in 1954.

There will be a memorial mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring on Friday, March 4, at 11:30 am with interment to follow at West Point Cemetery at 1:30pm.

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