Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Joan May
Joni E May 61, of Baldwinsville NY, passed away peacefully at home after a more than two-year struggle with Lyme Disease, June 17, 2018.
She is survived by her husband Greg, her two sons Nicholas (Shawna) and Mateo, three brothers Jimmy Hillenbrand (Kathy) Dan Hillenbrand (Karen) Tom Hillenbrand, two sisters Kathy Gillespie (James) Tricia Galli (Rick), two grandchildren, Scarlett and Sylas, and 21 nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Sarah Hillenbrand, her brother William Hillenbrand and her nephew Christopher Hillenbrand.
Joni was a vibrant extroverted woman, making friends where ever she went in the world. In the summer months she bicycled miles and miles every week. When she wasn't biking, she played tennis as well as organized leagues in her community. She loved to hike in the beautiful Adirondacks and travel extensively throughout the world.
Attending Liverpool High School, she played soccer and ran for the sheer joy of it. She played soccer as an adult and later coached children in a community soccer league.
In her professional career as a self-employed social worker, she delighted in seeing the progress her clients made in their journey through personal and family strife. She had an intuitive knack for knowing what to say and when to say it. Many of her clients spoked of her as a wonderful woman and a compassionate human being.
We will surely miss her joy and love of life. Her absence will leave a hole in the lives of her family, friends, clients and everyone she has met.
Calling hours are 4-7 pm Friday, June 22 at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St, Baldwinsville. A Memorial Service is 10 am Saturday, June 23 at the funeral home.