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Joan Rita Brossard


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joan Rita Brossard Obituary
Brossard, Joan Rita
88, of Mesa, AZ passed away March 17, 2016 with her family by her side. Jo was born on 10/20/27 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas Lee McJoynt and Gertrude Schmeig McJoynt. She married Tom Brossard on September 7, 1957 in Janesville, WI. Jo attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, receiving two degrees, one in history and one in economics. Prior to her marriage and raising a family, she was employed by IBM and the National Hospital Association where she helped develop the National Intern Matching Program. After moving to Arizona, she started several small businesses including woodworking, teaching computer classes, and BarkBed Covers with her daughter, Anna. Jo was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Coyote Run Women's Golf Association and Leisure World Woodworker's Club. Jo is survived by her brother, David McJoynt, Sr. (Mary) of Hayward, WI; daughter, Anna Thomasson (Gary) of Paradise Valley, AZ; son Richard Brossard (Debbie) of Harshaw, WI and grandson, Bradley Brossard; daughter, Patty Keefer (Jeff) of Mesa, AZ and granddaughter, Amanda Keefer and grandson, Trent Keefer; daughter, Irene Ewers (Ray) of Gilbert, AZ and grandson, Erich Ewers (Jenny) and great grandchildren, Phoenix and Maicee, granddaughter, Lindsey Brewer (Cody), granddaughter, Morgan Ewers, granddaughter, Claire Ewers; and son, Edward Brossard (Leah) of Janesville, WI and granddaughter, Katie Brossard and grandson, Tyler Brossard. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tom Brossard, her sister, Pat McJoynt, her brother, Thomas McJoynt, and grandson, Thomas Ewers. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 21 from 5-7 pm at Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 11am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For those wishing to honor Jo by making a donation, please do so to . Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel. Please visit www.MelcherMission.com to leave a tribute to Jo.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 20, 2016
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