A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 20 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Joan Thomas McNerney, who died Nov. 13. She was 79 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 61 years.

A native of Binghamton, she taught for 35 years in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses, including St. Joseph's, Troy; St. Brigid's, Watervliet; and Cathedral Academy and St. James, Albany. She was also a chaplain two Binghamton hospitals and at Mt. Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam.

Survivors include her sister, Jean Carlin. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.