Joan Mildred Munro
Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home
551 Talcottville Rd
Vernon, CT
Joan Mildred (Willett) Munro, 71, of Ellington, joined her parents, Roger and Mildred Willett on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

She is survived by so many people who she touched and who loved, celebrated and laughed with her. Her loving husband of 51 years, William N. Munro Jr.; her four daughters and their husbands, Laurie and Eric Fraher of Somers, Tammy and David Lucey of East Windsor, Cindy and Richard Popovic of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Sherry and Christopher Crane of Ellington; her adopted son and his wife, Michael and Jonel Grassetti of Somers. She lives on in the hearts of her twelve grandchildren, William, Sarah, Daniel, McKayla, Jillian, Rayna, Richie, Munro, Caylee, Tyler, Mikey, and Nathan; her sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Willett) and Kevin Murphy of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; and brother and sister-in-law, John and Christine Willett, along with their children, Kelly and Keith of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts; and sister-in-law, Gerry and Bernie Shaw and their children, Wendy and Kim of West Springfield.

Joanie leaves behind hundreds of hand-knitted blankets for family and babies in need at St Francis Hospital, thousands of scarves, hundreds of beaten bridge opponents, many well-fed friends and family, and a golden putter. She loved her New York trips, Florida vacations and good times at ERCC. The California and Italian vineyards will miss her but there is evidence on her cork wall of her love of good wine. Her children said that the following quote is so appropriate: "The next best thing to having you for a mom is knowing my children will have you for a Grandma."

We will be respecting her wishes by having a small private service as we lay her to rest in Ellington. The family will prepare a celebration of life service in honor of her in the spring so all can attend. In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial donations be made to the William Munro Trust that will be set up for Joan's grandchildren's education. Donations may be sent to 20 Standish Road, Ellington, CT 06029.

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home is caring for her arrangements.

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, 2015.
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McKayla Lucey
October 27, 2015
Looking at her picture on this site it seems as if she is going to tell us something as only she could. Thinking of all of you and look forward to celebrating her life. There are so many memories for so many people.

Clark and Betsy
February 28, 2015
Tammy & Family,

It is sadness that I send this message to you. I know how much your mom meant to you and your family. She was always at family parties next door, and I had the pleasure to meet her after you moved in next door to me. Please give the girls a hug for us. Sarah misses them.
Barbara Clisby (Broad Brook)
February 24, 2015
Bill, Just heard about Joan yesterday while talking to Norma. Joan & I played many rounds of golf at ERCC, she was a lot of fun to be with. So sorry for your loss.
Sandy Hodges
February 20, 2015
Condolences to the family on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister and friend. Joan was a special person that will be missed. May happy memories of time spent with her provide comfort during this difficult time.
Brenda Basson
February 19, 2015
Bill and family; Saddened to hear of your loss, know she will be missed but will always be in your hearts.

Warren McGrath
February 17, 2015
Bill: we are saddened by the passing of Joanie. She was a wonderful gal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult period.
Jerry & Karen Parker
February 16, 2015
We are all so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person and we will all miss her dearly. Mike Zubretsky
February 16, 2015
Sandy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss . You will be in our thoughts and prayers

Joe and Sandy VanOudenhove
February 15, 2015
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Joe & Jody Miceli
February 15, 2015
I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am about losing your wife and mom, Joan. I loved her dearly. She was so much fun to be with in everything we did. Especially winter and summer vacations. She will be greatly missed. Judy Siracusa
February 14, 2015
Words are not enough to express our sorrow for you and your beautiful family. We love you all very much.
Linda & Mike Reardon
February 14, 2015
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