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Date published: 4/16/2014

Joan B. Andes

Joan Benjamin Andes, 81, of Ruther Glen passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.

She was born in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Robert W. and Vera Benjamin. In March 1962, she married James Stuart Andes, who died in 2012. Mrs. Andes opened a bed and bath shop, Bright Start, and, in 1977, purchased a farm in Cross River, N.Y., where she kept horses and other animals.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer V. Anderson and her husband, Chuck; a son, James S. Andes II and his wife, Peggy; grandchildren Parker Anderson, Muriel Anderson and William Andes; a stepgranddaughter, Rachel Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Delehanty Funeral Home in Wappingers Falls. A funeral will be held Saturday, April 19, at United Methodist Church, Wappingers Falls. Burial will be in Wappingers Rural Cemetery.

To send a condolence or for directions, visit delehan tyfuneral.com.