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STEENBURN, JOAN M. Joan M. Steenburn, 81, a former resident of Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, VT. She was born in New Rochelle, New York, June 13, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Elsa (Kent) Manson. Joan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from California State College in PA. Joan was a third grade teacher. She married Douglas Steenburn in 1952. Mr. Steenburn died in 1999. Joan was an active member of the Zion Episcopal Church in Branford, CT. Over the years Joan and her family were hosts to many foreign exchange students who attended Yale and Princeton University. Joan enjoyed fashion, going to tag sales, playing Bridge and Bingo, and spending her summers at the family camp in Unity, New Hampshire. She was very fond of her beloved dog “Molly.” Survivors include a daughter, Holly Schmitz and her husband Mark of Bennington. A son, Jeff Steenburn and his wife Rachel of Lewiston, Maine. Her grandchildren, Sara Steenburn of Portland, Maine; Megan Schmitz of Wallingford, CT; Greg Schmitz of Williamstown, MA; and Mark and Frank Steenburn of Colton Point, Maryland. A daughter in law, Alvonne Wimmer and her husband Ron of Colton Point, Maryland; a sister, Jill Walker and her husband Hamish of Edinburgh, Scotland; two nieces, Noelle Humphrey-Gaskin and her husband Frank of Cheltenham, England, and Anna Walker of Inverness, Scotland. She was pre-deceased by a son, Mark Colton Steenburn, and her nephew Simon Walker. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joan M. Steenburn will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 am at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main Street in Cheshire, CT. If friends desire contributions in memory of Joan may be made to either PAVE (Project Against Violent Encounters, Bennington Office) or Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cheshire, CT through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in The New Haven Register on May 23, 2014
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