Akwesasne – Mrs. JoAnne M. King, 58, of 581 State Route 37, unexpectedly passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the emergency room at Massena Memorial Hospital.
JoAnne was born November 2, 1954 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of the late Louis E. and Irene Swamp King. She attended school at General Vanier. A marriage to Richard J. Tarbell ended in divorce.
JoAnne first worked in the early years of the Bear’s Den Restaurant and Gift Shop, where she and then husband helped in getting it started. She later went to work as security guard at the Mohawk Bingo Palace and then with the TBI Golden Arrow. JoAnne was well known for her beadwork, having produced pieces that are on exhibit in the Smithsonian and work that went to the Vatican and at several Kateri Conferences. She, along with her mother, also ran a booth at the New York State Fair. She was a member of the Six Nations Agricultural Society and was active with the Louis E. King Memorial Scholarship. She was a very strong willed person who loved to cook and bake.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Regis Catholic Church in her memory.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.
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