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Joan M. (Doucette) SAMPSON

1943 - 2021



Joan M. SAMPSON, 78, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, April 16, 2021 in her home. 

Born January 7, 1943, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John and Mary Cybulski Doucette.  On September 2, 1978, in Lester, PA, she married Dennis John Hall, who predeceased her on December 8, 1986.  On April 25, 1996, in Falconer, NY, she married Stephen M. Sampson, DDS, who survives.  She was employed as a dental assistant for over 40 years, the last 30 with her husband, Steve.  Joan was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland.  She was happiest tending to her home, grounds, and farm.  She deeply loved her family and friends.  Joan saw herself as a mom to every person she met.  She particularly loved her canine children.  Her golden retriever, David, who survives her, was her final child.  

Surviving besides her husband, Steve, are:  two sons, Marc (Kate) Hanlon of Pine, CO and Eric (Wanda) Hanlon of Plainview, MN;  six grandchildren;  a niece;  and two nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Marie Hanlon;  and a brother, John “Jack” Doucette. 

A private funeral will be held at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses.  Rev. Douglas Cameron will officiate.  Burial and committal service will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville, NY, with Rev. Carol Carlson officiating. 

Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Carolyn, Brady, Laney and Bella

April 19, 2021 2:59 PM

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Carol Smith

May 5, 2021 6:59 PM

I just heard about Joans. passing. She was a special friend. I loved her dearly. . 

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April 24, 2021 10:02 PM
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April 24, 2021 12:05 PM

My deepest condolences to the entire family.
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Georgette DeVincent

April 23, 2021 6:45 PM

To my dear inspirational witty & fun friend/mother figure Joan; you always had a natural sense of caring with your kind & helpful ways. You touched my life as well as  many others I'm sure in such a special way. You brightened many of my days with great advice; your adventurous stories & with your magical contagious laugh that we all love! Your empathy & compassion for others you gave unselfishly. I admire your strong faith & courage as you endured through this unfortunate journey these last few years. As a kid I always remembered your outgoing/ pleasant & lighthearted outlook on life.. as so continued through my adulthood. I will hold many special memories in my heart. My deepest sympathy to Steve, Mark, Eric & their families as well. Joan will be greatly missed by all. With peace, Georgette 

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