Joan Conca, a longtime Westchester resident and co-president of the Westchester Mental Health Guild, has died.
Conca served for more than one year as co-president of the guild, which raises funds to support the Airport Marina Counseling Service in providing low-cost mental health counseling to community members.
An active member of the guild for more than 10 years, Conca had been responsible for generating publicity for the counseling service, the guild and the gift shop it administers, the Guilded Cage. Conca also made jewelry and greeting cards that have been sold at the gift shop.
In addition, Conca co-chaired the guild’s annual Holiday Home Tour for five years and also co-chaired or chaired its Garden Tour.
A member of the Airport Marina Counseling Service board of directors, Conca had worked for many years on the clinic’s annual Jet to Jetty 5K/10K run/walk, where she organized the children’s activities.
Conca was also involved in other community service activities for many years. She was a board member who volunteered once a week at the St. Anne’s Guild, a social service agency that works with at-risk teenage girls and young women, most of whom are pregnant or mothers.
Conca was also an active member and president of the Hope Guild of St. John’s Health Center. She formerly performed as a singer with the USO and was also a participant in the Marina Singers group.
Conca is survived by her son Bob and his wife Jen, and granddaughters Annalisa and Tali.