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Joan Mary Laine HAMMOND


1932 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Joan Mary Laine HAMMOND Notice


Joan Mary Laine Hammond, 84, of Ellicott City Maryland, died on April 22, 2016 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster, Maryland. She was surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Irvington, New Jersey on January 27, 1932. She spent many days of her youth on the Jersey shore. In 1956 she married the love of her life, St. Agnes surgeon Dr. Anthony F. Hammond Jr. Tony and Joan were married just shy of 60 years. Joan was an avid traveler, an amazing chef and an incredibly talented artist. She had a voracious love of life and a quick wit. This beautiful lady was an empathetic listener and never met a stranger. Joan was also blessed with the gift of gab! She had a rare talent to make everyone feel like a longtime friend within a few minutes of meeting her. Joan earned her A.A. from Catonsville Community College and her B.A. in Fine Arts from Towson State University, Suma Cum Laude. Joan is survived by her adoring husband, her four loving children, Patricia, Anthony III, Paul, and Jennifer, and her amazing grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony IV, Douglas, and Abigail. Joan also leaves behind many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. She is loved dearly by many. Viewings will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and again from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME located at 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043. The funeral service will be on Friday, April 29 at 10:00 am at The Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City located at 3175 Paulskirk Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joan's memory to Carroll Hospice Dove House via their Foundation at 410.871.7233 or The at ALZ.org or 800.272.3900.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 25, 2016
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