Joan M. Chesney(1931 - 2014)

Joan M. (Sutherland) Chesney, 83, of Blossom Dr., died Monday, March 31, 2014, in Windham Hospital. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Cameron) Sutherland. Mrs. Chesney worked as a clerk for the State of CT Judicial Department. Joan enjoyed spending quality time with her family especially her four sisters. She leaves her sisters, Gail McElroy and her husband Robert of Pomfret, Linda Witkowski of Farmington, CT, and Pamela Soucy and her husband Brian of W. Hartford; and several nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews. She is predeceased by her brothers, the late Robert Sutherland, and Jay Sutherland; and her sister, the late Patricia Bingham. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joan's family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11: 30 a.m. in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, CT. Burial will take place at a later date in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Boston, MA. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Living Center Recreation Dept., 14 Club Road, Windham, CT 06280. For memorial guestbook visit

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Gilman and Valade Funeral Home
104 Church Street Putnam, CT 06260-1897
(860) 928-7723

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 2, 2014