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Joan Judd Bergmann Chase, age 80, of Norwalk, died peacefully at Aurora Senior Living in Norwalk on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was the loving wife of Terrance Edwin Chase and the late Robert Alan Bergmann. Joan was born in Norwalk on June 21, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles F. and Jessie M. Van Valkenburgh Judd. A 2nd generation Westport native, she was a graduate of Staples High School, the University of Bridgeport and the Berkeley School in New York. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for the Westport Board of Education. Joan also worked as a freelance writer and editor for the New York Media. A Communicant of Christ Episcopal Church, Joan served as a Lay Assistant, Vestry member, newsletter editor, and President of the Christian Service League.
In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by her step-son Lee P. Chase and wife Laurie of Bristol, step grandsons Brandon L. and Kyle A. Chase, and her beloved Bichon-Frise Merrily Joy.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 11:30 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 2 Emerson St. in Norwalk with Rev. Canon Patricia M. Coller officiating. Burial will follow at Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport. There are no visiting hours and the Magner Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's name may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 2 Emerson St., Norwalk, 06855, Attention Memorial Fund, or to PAWS, 804 Main Ave., Norwalk, 06851. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com.
Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
Published in The Hour on June 9, 2014