Joan A. Englehardt

Turners Falls, Massachusetts

Joan Audrey (Bartley) Englehardt, 89, of 138 Montague City Road, passed peacefully at home on the evening of Saturday, July 10, 2021 with family present. A native of Montague, Joan was born on September 30, 1931 to Edith (Marley) and James Alexander Bartley.

Joan attended Montague Public Schools and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School in the Class of 1949. She was employed for the former Forbes Camera Shop in Greenfield, MA, as photo finisher, clerk and bookkeeper from 1949-1959 and later part-time.

She married Donald G. Englehardt on September 6, 1958 in the former St. Anne’s Church, Turners Falls, MA. They celebrated 48 years of marriage prior to his passing on January 6, 2007.

Joan was active in the Great Trail Council of Scouting, as she served as a Den Mother and secretary for Cub Scout Pack 46, and acting secretary for Boy Scout Troop 6 as well. An avid computer game enthusiast, Joan was also a talented crafter and dabbled in oil painting and photography. She so enjoyed taking trips with Donald throughout the U.S. to visit family and friends.

She leaves her two devoted children and grandson to cherish her memory -Audrey Joan Zakrzewski (Michael) of King City, Oregon, Curt J. Englehardt and Shawn D. Englehardt of Gill, MA. Additionally, she leaves her brother-in-law Robert Bitzer of Erving, MA, as well as several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Joan was predeceased by her father James in 1962, her mother Edith in 1973, her sister Gloria Bitzer in 1999, her brother-in law Peter Miner in 2006 and sister Beverly Miner in 2019.

In keeping with Joan’s request for simplicity, graveside services were held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA, where she was laid to rest with her beloved husband Donald. Rev. Fr. Stanley J. Aksamit, Pastor, of Our Lady of Peace Church officiated the Catholic Rite of Burial Service. Visiting hours were omitted. Expressions of affection in the form of a charitable contribution in Joan’s memory are suggested to Overlook Hospice, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507 or to the Turners Falls Fireman’s Relief Association, 180 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

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