Joan Potter

Joan M. Potter


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Obituary of Joan Potter

Joan M. Potter; July 3, 2018, age 86; passed peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.  "Mumsy" was a lifelong educator and touched many lives.  She was an avid gardener and an accomplished pianist.  She loved completing crossword puzzles and was an armchair Jeopardy! champion.  Her final days were spent visiting and laughing with those she held dear and sharing countless stories.  Her humor, wisdom and wit held strong to her last hours and helped her loved ones cope with losing her too soon. 

She was predeceased by her parents, William and Kathryne McDonald and her great grandson, Zachary Mason.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Robert Potter; her children, John William (Tina) Potter, Kathryne Potter, James (Brenda) Potter, David (Jennifer) Potter, Mary Ann (Timothy) Lana; her grandchildren, Aubrey, Sean, Brandy, Emma, Matthew, Jack, Brian & Eli; her great-grandchildren, Ava, Nathan, Brayden & Lincoln; her sister, Agnes Scoville; and her niece, Joan Evans.

Friends may call at THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, INC. in Hilton on Wednesday, July 11th from 4 - 7 PM.  Joan's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 14th at the Arlington Restaurant in Hilton from 1 -3 PM.  

In lieu of flowers, Joan requested that donations be made to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Willamette Street, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401 or you can contribute through this link:!/donation/checkout 


Today I'm flying low and I'm

not saying a word.

I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,

the bees in the garden rumbling a little,

the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.

And so forth.

But I'm taking the day off.

Quiet as a feather.

I hardly move though really I'm traveling a terrific distance.

Stillness.  One of the doors

into the temple.

by Mary Oliver


Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.
735 East Avenue
Hilton, New York, United States

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Arlington Restaurant
4 Main Street
Hilton, New York, United States