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Joan Delaney
1924-2018
Daughter of Ethel and Alexander S Domonkos, Joan passed on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home where she had resided for three years, peacefully and surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong Stratford resident, leading the Memorial Day Parade as drum majorette of Wilcoxsin School. Attending Stratford High School, she was a member of "The Masques" Drama club, performing in many plays, some in lead roles. Her friends: the "TNT" girls' jacket club who all met for lunch throughout their years. Joan was crowned Queen of The May with her court of 12 other students. She graduated in 1941. High School was one of her fondest memories. She then attended Weylister Secretarial School in Milford, a one year course finished in 1942, before going on to join the work force at Southern New England telephone company. Predeceased by her husband Everett in 1967. Joan went on to sell World Book encyclopedias part time. She happily devoted herself to her family and all their adventures. Joan was president of St. Mark's Ladies' Guild in the early history of the church. She was a religious school teacher at St. Mark's afterschool program and worked at Abby Book Store in the Dock Shopping Center for many years. She loved nature, gardening, Cape Cod vacations at Ellis Landing with family, sewing, reading, Scrabble, and long drives, most recently in the convertible "top down" with a cup of Dunkin coffee and a doughnut sitting at Lordship Sea Wall in the sun. With Joan, the glass was always half full. She led a happy life with family always with her. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lord Chamberlain for all of their help and care, also Ct. State Hospice at LC; they are all angels
The most kind and loving mom, she leaves her loving children John E. Delaney, wife Carol Petrovitch Delaney; their sons Joseph Delaney, John Delaney, wife Jane, son Everett, Mary Delaney Begin, husband Robert Begin, son Joshua Begin, wife Kate, children Jessie and Vienne Begin, Alex Begin, wife Dana Begin; children Gillian, Elsa, and Alicia, Marcia Delaney, Wiltsie, husband James Wiltsie. daughter Kate McNeil, her husband Evan Beller; Carol Delaney Forman, son Jeremy Forman, fiancée Natali, sons Kyle and Joshua; daughter Alexis, and her husband Michael Nasti; James Delaney, wife Kelly Delaney; sons Austin and Mitchel Delaney and daughter Shayna Delaney. Paula Delaney, Tkas Soli, husband Victor Soli, their daughter Melissa Tkas Soli; niece Jane Domonkos and husband Jack Mattern; sister in law Kay Delaney; nephew Patrick Delaney and his family.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, 500 Wigwam Ln., Stratford, CT 06615. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the . To offer online condolences to the family, please visit www.dennisanddarcy.com

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Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 11, 2018
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