Visitation: WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017: 2-4 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: THURSDAY, March 23, 2017: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Williamsville.
PEARD - Joan E.
Age 80, March 19, 2017 after a long
illness. Beloved wife of 54 years to the
late Edgar L. Peard; predeceased by
her brother Ted; she is survived by her
sister-in-law Judy and several nephews,
nieces and cousins. Born in Buffalo,
the former Joan Deck was a graduate
of Kensington High School where
she was active in the Girl’s Volleyball,
Basketball and Swimming Programs.
Following graduation she worked in
the Insurance business. Joan was an
avid gardener and frequently created
original prize winning floral arrangements.
She was a member of many
horticultural organizations and clubs
including the Federated Garden Club
of New York, the District Eight Garden
Club, the Smallwood Garden Club
and Ikebana International. She was
an accredited life and master judge for
the National Garden Clubs Inc. and a
master judge for the flower shows of
the National Council of State Garden
Clubs. Joan was a collector of Teddybears
and at one time had hundreds
of them. Family and friends may call
Wednesday from 2-4 PM at the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Thursday at 10:30 AM at
St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St.
Gregory Court, Williamsville. Please
assemble at church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to BeechwoodContinuing Care, 2235 Millersport
Hwy., Getzville, NY 14068. On- line condolences may be shared at