Joan Eagan
1931 - 2015
Molloy Funeral Home
906 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Blessed are they who hear God's word and live it all of their days. Joan Mullaney Eagan's greatest legacy will always be her love and devotion to God and her family. She was called home by the Lord October 9, 2015 surrounded by her family. Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend. Joan was born August 16, 1931 in Pittsfield, MA to Thomas and Josephine Mullaney. She was raised in Lenox, MA and worked as a secretary for General Electric. On December 13, 1952 she married F. Owen Eagan, the love of her life. Joan leaves her children Mary Ann Eagan, Michael and Geralyn Eagan, Owen and Judy Eagan and Margie and Richard Waal. She was a devoted grandmother to Mike and Elizabeth, Kerry, Kevin, Caley, Maura, Owen, Aidan and Saige and great grandmother to Tyler. Joan leaves her brother-in-law, Sam Johnson, sisters-in-law, Margie Tracey and Mary Eagan and numerous nieces and nephews. "Granny", as she was known to her grandchildren, attended all events from dance recitals to football games. She was an avid runner even before there were runners. She enjoyed tap dancing with "The Sophisticated Ladies." Joan was known for her style, elegance and class. Friends will always remember her handwritten notes, personalized gifts and warm smile that lit up the room. In honor of Joan's enthusiasm for life and her great sense of humor, make someone smile today! Joan enjoyed summers at Old Lyme Shores with her family, running Canterbury Estate Sales with her sister in law, Margie Tracey, and volunteering at numerous organizations. She and Owen were one of the founding couples of St. Timothy's Parish. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Mullaney Johnson, her brother-in-law, Jack Tracey, and her nephew, Russ Jacobson. Joan's family would like to thank Dr. Becherl and the Caleb Hitchcock Staff, Brightstar Staff, Seniors Helping Seniors and Hospice for their loving care and compassion. There will be a Mass of Christian burial celebrating her life at 10:00am at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117 on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to St. Timothy's School. Directions and online expressions of sympathy may be found at

Published by Hartford Courant on Oct. 11, 2015.
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Mass of Christian Burial
Church of St. Timothy
1116 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT
Mount St. Benedict Cemetery
Bloomfield, CT
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My condolences to the Eagan family on Joan's death. I retained the dynamic duo of Joan and Margie and Canterbury Estate Sales to manage many sales for estates I have administered. They always were a pleasure. I am sorry for your loss.
Karen Renzulli Lynch
December 26, 2015
Dear Family of Joan, Honestly I can not remember how we met, but how lucky I was that we did. She was the loveliest of "girls" that I knew. Always with a sweet smile; and so friendly. She was everyone's friend.
Elaine Kaufmann
December 14, 2015
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will all miss her very much.
Dr. Edmund Suski & Staff
October 30, 2015
Dear Owen, Maryann, Michael, OwenPat and Margie,

I am overwhelmed at just learning of Joan's passing. My heart goes out to all of you and I know she is finally at rest.

How we will miss her wonderful smile and graciousness. She was truly a living saint and a great friend to so many people. She will always be in my prayers and thoughts and I will never forget her. My prayers are with you too.


Jeanne C. Miller
October 17, 2015
Living across the street from Mike and his family for 30 years, we have shared so many family milestones--from field trips to school plays to high school sports. We were fortunate to also enjoy the enthusiastic, loyal and ever present cheering section led by Joan at school and community events involving Eagans and their classmates. As a (new) grandmother, I marvel at Joan's determined good humor and energy, and wonder if I will be able to replicate it. I will certainly try.
Susan Tsantiris
October 16, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. Hope your memories help comfort you during this very difficult time.
John Bacon Year Round Power
October 16, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
October 16, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She, & your family, are such a wonderful part of my childhood and you are all forever in my heart. I am sure they are having one heck of a block party up there. A beautiful flower has been added to the Garden of Heaven.

Paula Forte
October 14, 2015
To the Eagan family.. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She, & your family, are such a big part of my childhood that you are all forever in my heart. A beautiful flower has been added to the Garden of Heaven. I am sure there is one heck of a block party going on up there...
October 14, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan's family. We met her many years ago on Hartwell Rd and have been happy to have known her and many of her family since then. Dave and Mary Ellen (Mirkin) Smith
October 14, 2015
On behalf of President/Chief Administrator David Eustis and the entire Northwest Catholic High School community, I offer my very deepest sympathy on the passing of Joan Eagan.

Because her children, Mary Ann Eagan '71, Michael Eagan, '74, Owen Eagan '78 and Margie Eagan Waal '82; her daughter-in-law, Geralyn Tuohy Eagan '74; and her grandchildren, Michael Eagan '04, Caley Eagan '06, Kerry Eagan, member of the class of '05, Kevin Eagan '08, Maura Eagan '09 and Owen Eagan '14, are treasured members of the NWC community, we feel that Joan was, too, and we mourn Joan's loss along with all who loved her.

Please know that we will remember Joan and the Eagan family in a special way during our daily prayers this week and will pray for Joan at our next school-wide Mass. We are so very sorry for your loss.

~ Kimberly Spera, Director of Communications, Northwest Catholic High School
Kimberly Spera
October 13, 2015
Dear Eagan Family,

Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all at this time.

Paul & Judy Travers
Paul Travers
October 13, 2015
To the Eagan family;

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Mrs. Eagan was a lovely and gracious person, and I am so grateful to have met her .

Sincerely, Nancy Curran
October 12, 2015
Mrs. Eagan was a wonderful woman with a natural grace, an easy smile and charm, and an unmistakable genuine spirit that came through the first time you met her and stayed with you from that point forward. Naturally I was also pleased and impressed that she got my jokes which is always a good thing, as that is not always the case. From what I know she lived a tremendous life which she dedicated to her husband Owen, Sr. and children and grandchildren. What more admirable endeavor is there? The character which she bestowed upon all of her great and accomplished children and grandchildren is the testament to the wonderful life she lived, the wonderful person she was; and simply the greatest tribute that anyone could give her. It is a crowning achievement indeed. Her spirit and legacy will live on for posterity as it most certainly should. God Bless Joan and the entire Eagan family. My deepest condolences to everyone. Her vibrant spirit will remain with us all.
George Lewis
October 12, 2015
Sending prayers for all of Joan's family and friends who loved her in so many ways - and will miss her twinkly eyes and sincere smile. She was proudly a "Sophisticated Lady". God's Blessings.
Bette Cushman
October 12, 2015
Her spirit also continues to burn in her children, grandchildren and great grandchild!
Fiona Johnson
October 12, 2015
To the Eagan Family,

I'm deeply sorry to hear about Joan's death. She will always be in my mind and in my heart.
My God watch over your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My warmest condolences,

Veronika Domian
Veronika Domian
October 12, 2015
To The Eagan Family,

I wish to express my condolences to you. It was truly a pleasure providing services for Jaon - what an amazing person she was! May Joan rest in peace. I have you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

With sincere sympathy,

Anna Mazurek
Anna Mazurek
October 12, 2015
To the Eagan Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark Lewis
October 12, 2015
Keeping the Eagan family in our thoughts and prayers.
The Sands family
October 11, 2015
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady.

The French's
David and Carla French
October 11, 2015
Met your mom a couple of times when were kids at the beach... She was full of energy and it rubbed off on you...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Bob and Danita Sulick
Bob Sulick
October 11, 2015
Shelaugh McGrath
October 11, 2015
I loved to run into Joan at Nelson's salon, cherrystone's in Old Lyme, and enjoying her company on the pub tours to Ireland. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and a kind word to share. My condolences to her family and friends...
Maureen Conlin-chrysoulakis
October 11, 2015
We remember Joan as a charming woman, who was dedicated to God, her Church and her family. Irene and I send our prayers for Owen and Eagan family. May Joan rest in the Lord's Peace. Bill and Irene Murray
William P. & Irene K. Murray
October 11, 2015
To a life well lived with love and joy. Thank you to the Eagan family for letting us serve not only Joan but her family as well. God bless and our prayers are with you.
The team at BrightStar Care of Hartford
nurses caregivers and staff
Laurie Foster
October 11, 2015
Mr. Eagan, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Mrs. Eagan was a treasure.
Tracy Santos
October 11, 2015
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