Joan Marie (Duffy) Munro, 84, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of Jack Munro for 61 years, entered into eternal peace Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 at St. Francis hospital in Hartford. Born in Fall River, MA, Joan was a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (Harrison) Duffy. She had lived in Windsor Locks for 58 years and was a longtime member of St. Mary Church. Joan was retired from the Windsor Locks Public Schools where she was employed part-time for over 25 years. She truly enjoyed children and helping them learn and grow. She also enjoyed knitting and gardening as well as taking long walks. Both she and Jack also wintered in Naples, FL for several years following their retirement and they both enjoyed travelling together, especially to the islands and Bermuda. Besides her husband Jack, Joan is survived by her two loving daughters, Jacquelyn Gustafson and her husband Carl of West Hartford, Joleen Yorio and her husband Peter of Hebron; her grandchildren, Becky Freitas and her husband Bill, Eric Gustafson and his wife Kassey, and Nick Yorio and his wife Megan; and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Jayne Munro and a sister, Virginia Lowney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday Feb. 28 at St. Mary Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks (Please meet at Church). Committal will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers and to honor Joan, her family requests that you call a friend, visit a friend, be a friend. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Windsorlocksfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014.