Joan Marie Munro
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT

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

Published by Hartford Courant from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary Church
42 Spring St., Windsor Locks, CT
Funeral services provided by:
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
Sponsored by the family.
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So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear wife and mom. She was such a loving person and a great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Janet Fitzgerald (Plante)
March 13, 2014
Jack, Jackie and Joleen, We will always remember your mom as always opening her heart and home to the neighborhood children. She had a warm smile and we feel blessed to had known her and each of you. In sorrow, Joan, Ann & Sharon (Mobiglia)
Ann (Mobiglia) Hons
March 13, 2014
Jackie and family
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. The loss of a parent becomes one of the most difficult things to endure in our lifetime.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest sympathies,
Richard Wheeler
February 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Jack, Jackie and Joleen, as you mourn the loss of dear Joan, I know what a huge part she played in your lives, and how proud she was of her family. She was a true friend to many of us in Naples. I shared many happy times with her at exercise, the pool, many dinners and evenings at the theatre. I will always treasure her friendship.
My deepest sympathy to you Jack and all the family. Love Joan Moher
February 27, 2014
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Harold & Dorothy Klote
February 27, 2014
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