Joan Marie (Duffy) Munro, 84, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of Jack Munro for 61 years, entered into eternal peace Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at St. Francis hospital in Hartford.
Born in Fall River, Mass., Joan was a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (Harrison) Duffy. She had lived in Windsor Locks for 58 years and was a longtime member of St. Mary Church. Joan was retired from the Windsor Locks public schools, where she was employed part-time for over 25 years. She truly enjoyed children and helping them learn and grow. She also enjoyed knitting and gardening, as well as taking long walks. Both she and Jack also wintered in Naples, Fla., for several years following their retirement, and they both enjoyed traveling together, especially to the islands and Bermuda.
Besides her husband Jack, Joan is survived by her two loving daughters, Jacquelyn Gustafson and her husband, Carl, of West Hartford and Joleen Yorio and her husband, Peter, of Hebron; her grandchildren, Becky Freitas, and her husband, Bill, Eric Gustafson and his wife, Kassey, and Nick Yorio and his wife, Megan; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jayne Munro, and a sister, Virginia Lowney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks. Please meet at the church. Committal will be private.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Joan, her family requests that you call a friend, visit a friend, be a friend.
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