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Joan T. Knapp

December 7, 2021

Joan T. KnappJoan T. Knapp, 87, formerly of Clayton passed away Tuesday evening, December 7, 2021, at Samaritan Keep Home where she had resided since June 13, 2019.

Joan was born in Watertown April 27, 1934, daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Turcott) L'Huillier and she was a 1952 graduate of Watertown High School.

On November 13, 1955 she married Arthur A. Knapp at Holy Family Church, Watertown with Rev. Robert J. McCarthy officiating. Mr. Knapp, a retired Lineman for Niagara Mohawk and co-owner of Knapp's Sport Center, Clayton, died July 14, 1989.

Joan was a waitress for over 50 years, working for McCormick's Restaurant, Clayton, Foxy's, Fishers Landing, and Half-Way Chalet, Sand Bay. She also was co-owner of her husband's store and the Cedar Chest, Clayton.

Joan enjoyed playing every sport imaginable, including Powder Puff car racing, baseball, bowling, golf, and gambling. She was an avid Yankees, Giants, and Packer fan. In 1974 Joan and Art took over the Duck & decoy Show in Clayton, they were patrons of the Thousand Islands Museum, and were Clayton Citizens of the Year in 1989. She was a member of the American Legion Colon Couch Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary.

Joan is survived by her four sons and their wives, Arthur (Cindy), Buffalo, Scott (Jean), Chaumont, and Jay (Julie) and Adam (Kristine), all of Clayton; daughter Desiree Knapp, LaFargeville; ten grandchildren, Arthur, Trevor, Timothy, Ashley, Jay, Hannah, Grace, Morgan, Carter, and Cassandra; eleven great-grandchildren, Ella, Caroline, Welsey, Emily, Parker, LiLa, Avery, Dean, Eleanor, Evan, and Andrew; brother and his wife Harold (Sally) L'Huillier, Brownville; brother-in-law Daniel Popple, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan was predeceased by her brother and his wife Robert (Sandy) L'Huillier and sister Margaret Popple.

As per her wishes, there are no public services. Burial in Clayton Cemetery will be at her family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Joan's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to the Thousand Islands Museum, PO Box 27, Clayton, NY 13624.


#27 Catherine Main 2021-12-25 10:45
I babysat for Art and Joan's kids for several years and appreciated how sweet the kids were and how kind Art and Joan were to me. My Dad and Art worked together at Ni-Mo for years as well. I am so very sorry to hear of Joan's passing.
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#26 Tim LaLonde 2021-12-19 23:06
Art and family-
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I remember her as a person full of life and always being upbeat.
You are in my thoughts.
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#25 Candie &John Pecor 2021-12-19 16:39
I remember Joan from time at clayton Center, then we got to work together at times, always enjoyed her jest for life. peace to you all
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#24 Diane Reff-Morinigo 2021-12-16 16:45
Condolences to the Knapp families. Joan was a good friend to my mom and aunt. (Rachel and Roberta) Joan was always a live wire. May your memories help you through these difficult times.
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#23 michele monnat 2021-12-13 15:01
So sorry for your loss Adam.
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#22 Deb Aubertine 2021-12-13 09:57
Rest in Peace, Joan. Sympathies to Knapp family.
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#21 Tom House 2021-12-13 07:41
Jay and Julie Laura and I are sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Please know that you are in in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and strength in the days to come.
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#20 Jane Phelps 2021-12-12 08:35
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my that thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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#19 Beth McGraw 2021-12-12 06:20
Our hearts are with your entire family. Joanie and Art were great friends of our Parents. I remember riding my bike over to their house to swim in their pool in the summer. Joanie had a heart of gold. Many thoughts and prayers. The Turcotte's
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#18 arlene williams 2021-12-11 23:27
Joan was my cousin. Her Mom and mine were sisters. I am very sorry for your loss.
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