Joan M. Steenburn
1932 - 2014 BENNINGTON Joan M. Steenburn, 81, a former resident of Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., June 13, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Elsa Kent Manson. Joan received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from California State College in Pennsyvania. Joan was a third grade teacher. She married Douglas Steenburn in 1952. Mr. Steenburn died in 1999. Joan was an active member of the Zion Episcopal Church in Branford, Conn. Over the years, Joan and her family were hosts to many foreign exchange students who attended Yale and Princeton University. Joan enjoyed fashion, going to tag sales, playing bridge and bingo, and spending her summers at the family camp in Unity, N.H. She was very fond of her beloved dog "Molly." Survivors include a daughter, Holly Schmitz and her husband, Mark, of Bennington; a son Jeff Steenburn and his wife, Rachel, of Lewiston, Maine; her grandchildren, Sara Steenburn of Portland, Maine, Megan Schmitz of Wallingford, Conn., Greg Schmitz of Williamstown, Mass., and Mark and Frank Steenburn of Colton Point, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Alvonne Wimmer and her husband, Ron, of Colton Point, Md.; a sister, Jill Walker and her husband, Hamish, of Edinburgh, Scotland; two nieces, Noelle Humphrey-Gaskin and her husband, Frank, of Cheltenham, England, and Anna Walker of Inverness, Scotland. She was predeceased by a son, Mark Colton Steenburn and her nephew, Simon Walker. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joan M. Steenburn will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Saint Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington, VT. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Joan may be made to either Saint Peter's Episcopal Church or PAVE, through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 8, 2014