Joan Butler Hallett

Joan Butler Hallett

Joan Butler Hallett, 88, of Lake Placid passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid.

Joan was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Richmond Hill, Queens. She was the daughter of Wilbur S. Butler and Helen McKeon Butler. She married Walter E. Hallett June 18, 1950, in St. Catherine of Siena Church in St. Albans, Queens.

Joan was co-owner and operator of the Maple Leaf Motel and restaurant in Lake Placid from 1969 to 1981. She was a member of the Garden Club of Lake Placid and was an EMT with the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service during the 1980 Winter Olympics.

She was predeceased by her parents Wilbur S. Butler and Helen McKeon Butler, her brother Wilbur Butler and her husband Walter E. Hallett.

She is survived by her children: Debbie Strack and her husband Francis of Lake Placid, Walter Hallett and his wife Judy of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, Joan Hallett-Valentine and her husband Patrick of Lake Placid, and Stacy Towers and her husband Brian of Huntington, Vermont; 10 grandchildren: Timothy Hallett and his wife Amy of Grafton, Wisconsin, Bryan Hallett and his wife Zoe of Melrose, Massachusetts, Beth Sweet and her husband Travis of Lake Placid, Kelly Loftis and her husband John of Ozark, Missouri, Frank Strack and his wife April of Lake Placid, Carolyn and Catherine Valentine of Lake Placid, Gabrielle LaForce and her husband Dillon of Hinesburg, Vermont, Gage Towers and his fiancee Meghan Guilmartin of Huntington, Vermont, and Riley Towers of Huntington, Vermont. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren: Natalie, Benjamin and Lillian Hallett of Grafton, Wisconsin, Harper Strack of Lake Placid, Emerson and Bennett Sweet of Lake Placid, Myles Hallett of Melrose, Massachusetts, Xavier, Abel and Noelle Loftis of Ozark, Missouri, and Evangeline and Grayson LaForce of Hinesburg.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the North Elba Cemetery, Old Military Road, Lake Placid, with Pastor Richard Dukett officiating. The M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

Relatives and friends are invited to “light a candle” and share a memory, story and a prayer for the Hallett family at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.