Joan Codding, 74, of Adams
Joan D. Codding, 74, of Adams, died Monday, June 24, at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born May 29, 1945, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Maurice and Dorothy Wing Clere, she grew up in Lenox Dale, where she attended local schools and was a 1964 graduate of Lenox High School. Primarily a homemaker and mother, she had a lifelong love of all things nature and, later in life, earned her associate degree in environmental science from Berkshire Community College. Joan was a fan of the cartoon “Peanuts” throughout her life.
She is survived by two sons: Edward A. Codding of Pittsfield and Lee N. Codding (Caroline) of St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren Erin and Kelly Codding; and brother Bob Clere (Jean) of Bolton, Connecticut. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Deanna Codding.
The funeral of Joan D. Clere Codding will be Monday, July 1, 2019, at noon at the Roche Funeral Home in Lenox with the Rev. William Furey of Lanesborough officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. A calling hour will be held one hour prior to the funeral, from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Joan’s memory may send contributions to the Pleasant Valley Bird Sanctuary in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.