Pine City, NY- Age 63, was born October 5, 1955 in Portland Maine, the daughter of Ruth Ellen Heumann & Lawrence Laffin, went home to Jesus, her loving Savior on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was predeceased by her father Lawrence and step-father Darwin Heumann. Joan is survived by her mother Ruth Ellen; spouse Eric Stack; son Nathan Parlin with fiancée Melissa Gamblin; daughter Noelle Parlin; daughter Jasmine and husband Dana Hicks II; 5 sisters, Rosemary and husband Wayne Graffius, Jeane Laffin, Janis and husband Jeff Izeman, Margaret and husband Jeffrey Hoffman, Beverly and husband Gavin Herbst; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Due to her health, Joan was forced to retire as a Certified Nurse's Aide in 1993. She relocated to upstate NY from her home in Maine in 2007. Joan was a woman of her word & inspired many lives with her genuine heart. She had a "$100" smile which brought light to those who knew her and even some who didn't. She had a gift of writing along with a creative mind. Although Joan battled health issues for many years, she was a fighter and fought courageously knowing Jesus was by her side. She never failed to spread His glory, even in her final days. Per her request, there will not be a funeral service but instead, a Celebration of Life at a later date. Her daughter's home will be open for those who wish to express their condolences on Thursday October 10, 2019 between the hours of 2 - 4 pm at 159 Bartholomew Rd. Pine City, NY. In lieu of flowers, Joan has requested that donations be sent to Lemonadeforkids - a nonprofit organization founded by her dear friend - at Lemonadeforkids P.O. Box 1275 Standish, ME 04084. The family would like to thank Care First Hospice for their amazing care, kindness & support, as well as Care Givers, for their home health care.
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