Joan Hopfmann Gibson

February 25, 1930January 23, 2020

Joan Hopfmann Gibson, died January 23, 2020, at the age of 89 after declining health. She was Born on February 25, 1930 in White Plains, NY. She graduated from SUNY in New Paltz, NY. Joan was married to William H. Gibson for 47 years. Together they raised their family in Defrestville, NY. Joan taught 5th grade in Troy, NY

After moving family to Raleigh, NC in 1972, she worked as an Administrative Secretary for Northern Telecom, NORTEL, where she retired. She enjoyed her water aerobics classes at Gold's Gym and her Fellowship with her Widowed Persons Group. Most of all she enjoyed her time spent with Family, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am, with funeral beginning at 11:00am on Thursday, January 30 at the chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, 50 101st St, Troy, NY 12180. Interment will follow the service at the cemetery.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Hopfmann; her husband, William H. Gibson Sr.; and her son, Gregory Wayne Gibson.

She is survived and cherished by her beloved daughter and caregiver, Sharon Soukup (Guy Soukup); loving son, Bill Gibson (Barbara Gibson); loving daughter, Gail Futrell (Mike Futrell); adored grandchildren, Shawn Soukup, Christopher Futrell, Lori Powell (Brian Powell), Jennifer Gosh (Jack Gosh); and great grandchildren, Emma, Colt and Addie Powell and John and Jeremiah Gosh.

You were a wonderful woman first, now you are an Angel...Maybe you always were....


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020


Joan Hopfmann Gibson

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Sharon Soukup

February 1, 2020

Mom, I Love You and will Miss You more than words can say.
I am so Happy I had the opportunity to be with and care for you these past 10 years. We were always so close but even closer during this time. We did almost everything together. You were my Sunshine, Inspiration and Best Friend.
You will be in my Heart Forever.. Until we meet again.
Rest in Peace Mom.. Sending Hugs to You, Dad and Our Family.

Dawn Swapp

January 25, 2020

Hello, I’m sending condolences to her children and the rest of her family, from Texas. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to loved ones. Sending prayers that y’all are comforted by God. What a wonderful family reunion she’s experiencing and she’s able to see again! She left behind a beautiful family, Sharon especially honored her during her later years. May God’s peace and comfort be with y’all. Enjoy Heaven Aunt Joan! Love, Dawn Swapp (Gibson)