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November 7, 1927 ~ January 15, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Joan was called to be with the Lord on January 15, 2023, after a full and wonderful life of 95 years. Joan was born to the late Anna and George Beebe on November 7, 1927 and had one sister, Charlotte who preceded her in death. After graduating high school, Joan attended Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing, graduated as an RN and began a life-long career of service to the sick. On October 10, 1953 she married Ed Weldon, her devoted husband until he was called to be with the Lord on December 3, 2017. Her faith and family were everything to her; always putting them ahead of her needs and wants. She and Ed were the proud parents of four children: Bill, Patty, Brian and her youngest, Kathy who preceded her in death. Joan loved her son-in-law, Jay, and daughter-in-law, Judy with the same unconditional love she had for her own children. Her grandchildren – John and Brian Cannizzio and wives Melissa and Kelly; and Erin and Ashley Greene, and great-grandchildren – John, Riley and Oliver – brought her great joy in her advancing years. She was active in numerous Church groups and served as a Eucharistic Minister, bringing Holy Communion to the home-bound for many years. She and Ed were recipients of the St. Augustine Medal of Service from then Bishop of Bridgeport, the Most Reverend William Lori. She worked as a charge nurse for Bridgeport Hospital for decades. She was well-known among the hospital staff for her compassion to her patients. When she retired, she continued her service as a volunteer at Bridgeport Hospital, sitting with and consoling the sick. Joan was blessed with a loving extended family and many wonderful friends. She, Ed and their children enjoyed many Sunday and holiday meals with her in-laws and their families. She frequently hosted the neighborhood women for morning coffee and in her later years enjoyed monthly lunches out with her many friends. Joan’s love of life was infectious; she never knew a stranger. She would converse with people standing in the check-out line at the grocery store, while sitting in the doctor’s waiting room and almost anywhere she went. Joan was gracious to everyone, always concerned about others and was never known to complain about anything. Joan’s life was an example to all; she will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.