Joan C. Collar

Joan C. Collar, 81, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Hartford Hospital.

She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Ray and Florence (Drake) Holmes. She retired from The Hartford and then worked as a processor at Fleet Bank for several years.

Joan is survived by her two children, Bonnie Vendette and Gregory Nunes; son-in-law, Paul Gompper; four grandchildren, Paul Nunes, Jason Vendette, Eric Vendette, and Nathan Gompper; six great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Antonio, Zachary, Angelic, Ethan, and Evan; sister, Diane Holmes; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial will be held privately.

Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences or directions please visit

Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22, 2013