LOUDONVILLE Joline Carol Hartman Mondore, 93, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at her residence surrounded by family after a brief illness. Born in Albany, she was daughter of the late Maurice G. Hartman and Harriet Hauf Hartman, and wife of the late Edward Mondore.
She was raised in Albany, graduated from the former Saint Agnes School in Loudonville and enrolled in Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She worked as a secretary at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Albany until her son was born. Her cherished school, St. Agnes, called on her to help with secretarial duties which Joline gladly accepted. She was then asked to become the Executive Secretary of the Alumnae Association of St. Agnes. She loved and valued her education at St. Agnes and kept many records in order to preserve the history of the school. She worked with Darlene Gallagher, Director of Development at Doane Stuart to pass on the history of St. Agnes. Upon her graduation from St. Agnes in 1945, 8 classmates started a ‘Round Robin’ correspondence. The round robin letter chain has lasted for over 72 years as they handwrote letters of how their lives were shaping during this time and kept in touch. Joline was a faithful member of First Church in Albany. Many would say that she ‘ran’ the church. She was an elder, Sunday School teacher, member of the Couple’s Club, ran the Weathervanes program for many years and cared for the linens/paraments for the church. Joline was often called on to be a liturgist during Sunday service and greeted everyone who came through the doors of the church. She loved going to MacHaydn Theater with her close friends, Dick and Ginny Vuolo and shared the love of Boston Red Sox with her husband and son. Joline had many summers of fun at Hedges lake with family and friends. From the annual Al Fresco in Salem for the Salem Courthouse to the 4th of July Boat parade to visiting with treasured friends during the summer, Hedges was always a precious retreat from the city.
She is survived by her beloved son E. Andrew (Rebecca) Mondore, Loudonville and grandson Zaquan (Zora) West, Brooklyn as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Edward Mondore and adored sister, Alayne DiFranco.
The family would like to thank Drs. Danielle Wales and Andy Coates for their support and care of Joline especially in the last month. Dr. Coates was amazing in her care and helped immensely by providing courage and support to the family in the last weeks of Joline’s life. In addition, the family would like to thank The Community Hospice – especially Eileen, Nick and Barbara. Their care and support were outstanding. Lastly, a huge thank you to Veshma for everything. We could not care for Joline without your help and tenderness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joline C. Hartman Mondore to the Doane Stuart School, First Church in Albany, or the charity of one's choice. The virtual service will be on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1 pm. To join the Zoom service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89749605068?pwd=bjM2cjZNZDZUdTQ2UmJqa08rK25CUT09.
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The Doane Stuart School
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