Joan M. Steenburn

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BENNINGTON - 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.

She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., June 13, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Elsa (Kent) Manson.

She received her bachelors degree in education from California State College in Pennsylvania. She was a third grade teacher.

She married Douglas Steenburn in 1952. He died in 1999.

She was an active member of the Zion Episcopal Church in Branford, Conn. Through the years, Mrs. Steenburn 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, N.H. She was very fond of her beloved dog, Molly.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly Schmitz, and her husband, Mark, of Bennington; and a son, Jeff Steenburn, and his wife, Rachel, of Lewiston, Maine; a sister, Jill Walker, and her husband, Hamish, of Edinburgh, Scotland; five grandchildren and two nieces.

She was predeceased by a son, Mark Colton Steenburn, and her nephew, Simon Walker.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday May 10, 2014, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bennington.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Joan may be made to either St. Peter's Episcopal Church or PAVE through the office of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at
Published in Rutland Herald on May 8, 2014
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