Joan Marie Bourguignon, 80, of Calabash, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia, after a valiant 10-year battle with lung cancer.
She was born April 8, 1932, in Bronx, N.Y., to the late William and Frances Dove Esposito.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Harry D. Bourguignon; two sons, Bill Bourguignon of Winston-Salem, and John Bourguignon; a daughter, Denise Mahlstadt of Levittown, N.Y.; a sister, Dolores Shanks of Issaquah, Wash.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
A celebration of life service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241-8372 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 955 Mercy Lane, SE Bolivia, NC 28422.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.