Joan (Breton) Pouliot Kroll, age 81, of Manchester, loving wife for 26 years of Kermit W. Kroll, and former wife of the late John P. Pouliot, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.
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Joan was born in Hartford on April 21, 1933, daughter of the late Louis and Beatrice (Benoit) Breton. She was raised in Windsor, attended local schools, and was a resident of East Hartford when she started raising her family. Over the years she had also lived in Coventry and Manchester. She began her banking career at the former Hartford National Bank in 1963 and retired as a loan officer in 1990. She won a scholarship from the National Association of Bank Women to attend the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and graduated in June of 1976. Joan loved to entertain in her home and was the perfect hostess. She enjoyed listening to classical music and was a former member of the East Hartford Women's Club and St. Isaac Jogues Church.
With her husband, she is survived by four children, Gisele G. Bozzi, and her husband, John, of East Hampton, Diane J. Barto, and her husband, Bruce, of Vernon, John P. Pouliot Jr., and his wife, Susan, of Windsor, and Thomas A. Pouliot of Manchester; six grandchildren, Lauren, Erica, Steven, Kenny, Douglas, and Austin, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Normand Breton.
A prayer service will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, with burial to follow in the East Cemetery in Manchester.
Visiting hours are Friday, May 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Connecticut, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 15 to May 19, 2014