Obituary of Joan Magavern Gregory
Joan Magavern Gregory, age 91, of Hamburg, died on January 17, 2022. She was the devoted wife of the
late Donald Cameron Gregory, mother of Heidi (Mark) Walling, Stephanie (Francis) Chan, Wendy Londa,
Julie (Jonathan) Vogan, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 7. She is predeceased by her
parents, Mildred and Willard Magavern and her siblings, Joyce, Willard Jr., and Julie. Joan was a life-time
resident of Hamburg. She graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a BS in Medical Technology.
A longtime choir member of Revive Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, her commitment to Christ was her
life’s focus and was evident in all she did. She stressed the importance of volunteering and gave much of
her time to The American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels (now under FeedMore), among many others.
As a skilled knitter, she made countless gifts for family and baby sweaters and hats for newborns of
friends and to donate to the neonatal units in hospitals in the region.
Joan was especially attentive in recognizing others with cards for special occasions of her family and
many recent and lifelong friends.
She will be sadly missed yet joyfully sent ahead to be with the Lord and previously departed family and
friends, especially her dear husband.
A memorial service will be held on February 26th 2022 at Revive Wesleyan Church at 11 am. Memorial gifts may be directed to Revive Wesleyan Church
of Hamburg (revivewesleyan.com) or FeedMore WNY (feedmorewny.org). Online condolences may be
shared at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com. Flowers gratefully declined.
Donald M. Demmerely Funeral Home
21 Pierce Avenue
Hamburg, New York 14075