JOAN BOARDMAN WRIGHT McDANIEL
Departed this life on November 14, 2012. Born in New Milford, Connecticut, the daughter of Dr. George and Ella Cable Wright. Joan attended the Wykeham Rise School in Washington, Connecticut and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College having also earned a Degre Superieur from l'Universite Paris-Sorbonne during her junior year abroad.
She was descended from Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. Her ancestors served in the colonial Massachusetts legislature and in the U.S. Senate, negotiated with the Knickerbockers for the British occupation of Connecticut, donated the land, window glass and nails for the first building of Yale University
, led the Massachusetts militia in the Pequot War, and fought in the Connecticut Line under Washington in the Revolution.
Joan volunteered for Georgetown charities, taught at the St. John's Episcopal Church Nursery School on O Street, and served as the executive director of Georgetown Children's House.
She married the late Alden West McDaniel in 1941 and had three children, all surviving: Caroline F. Lamphier, Joan B. Harris, and Dr. Alan B. McDaniel. Joan is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Christ Church, 3115 "O" St. N.W. Washington, DC on Saturday, November 24, at 10 a.m.