Joan Rine, of Napanoch, NY, passed away peacefully into the spirit of the world on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Born in Carbondale, PA; the daughter of the late Alexander and Jennie Grunski.
Joan grew up on the family farm with her two siblings. She attended Marywood College and graduated from Stanton Commercial School. In 1962 she met and married William Rine Jr. and moved to New York where they began raising their family. She held many jobs at local hotels, Ellenville National Bank, Channel Master and the family business. She eventually took the civil service exam and worked as toll collector for 14 years until her retirement.
While raising her family Joan volunteered with the girl scouts, the boy scouts and the Napanoch Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She loved traveling and has visited most of the States, but a few. Two of her favorite destinations were the coast of Maine and the beaches at the Outer Banks, NC. In her down time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, painting ceramics, reading, gardening, playing cards, bird watching (hummingbirds were her favorite), connecting with friends through facebook, swimming, snowmobiling, fishing and baking, especially her delicious Potcia. Joan was a die-hard Yankees fan and also liked watching football.
Joan was a loving and caring person and tried to see the good in everyone. From childhood until the day she passed, Joan spread love, joy and friendliness. She protected those who needed help, stood her ground in what she believed in and had open arms for friends and family wanting a shoulder. She was beautiful inside and out. Her smile and cheerfulness softened most hearts. She had an unwavering faith in God and in her own abilities. Joan was an amazing mother and she dearly loved her only grandson, Alexander. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her children, Anna Rine of Napanoch, William Rine III and his life partner Vincent Ciccarelli of Mt. Plymouth, FL and Kimberly Rine of Poughkeepsie, NY; her former son-in-law, Eric Ingraham; her grandson Alexander Rine, of Saugerties, NY; her sister, Marianne Pribula and her husband James of Clifford, PA; her aunt Dorothy Kolcun of Endwell, NY; her brothers-in-law, Marlin Rine and his wife Diane of Oneida, NY, Earl Rine and his wife Janice of Honesdale, PA, Howard Rine of Verona, NY and James Rine of Sherill, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her dear friends that she spent time with over breakfast at Ricky Lens.
In addition to her parents Joan was predeceased by her husband William (2014) her son Brian (2013) and her brother, William Grunski (2015) and her brothers-in-law, Larry and Robert Rine.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with a celebration of Joan’s life immediately following at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY. Inurnment will follow at New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s name payable to the Alexander Rine Fund c/o the Malden West-Camp Fire Co., P.O. Box 173, Malden, NY 12453, New Horizons Resources, 123 West Rd., Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 or an ASPCA of choice.