Veronica Joan Bunch
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Montano-Shea Funeral Home
922 Main St
Winsted, CT
Veronica Joan Bunch
07/26/2021
Veronica Joan (MacCallum) Bunch, 90, of 76 Maloney Court, Winsted, CT, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, surrounded by her family. Joan was the loving wife of the late Estel Parris Bunch for 57 years. Born October 10, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Gordon MacCallum and Katherine Alameda (Strausbaugh) MacCallum, Joan was the eldest of four children. After graduating from the Gilbert School in 1949, Joan went on to earn her registered nurse (RN) degree in 1953 from New Britain General Hospital. Upon graduation, she practiced her nursing in Hollywood, CA where she met her husband, Estel. The two returned to Winsted where they married in 1954 and together brought eight children into the world. Along with her husband, Joan was predeceased by her daughter Susan Elaine (Bunch) Webb, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her sister, Nancy (MacCallum) Hudon and her brother, Lee Gordon "Toby" MacCallum. She is survived by her daughters Diane Foster of Tulsa, OK, Nancy Kinsella and her husband Michael of Winsted, CT, Laura Steinsvik and her husband Magne of Seattle, WA, Sharon Genovese and husband Micheal of Harwinton, CT, LeeAnn Hogan and her partner Michael Jones of Burlington, CT, her sons Jeffrey Bunch and his wife Gina (Mariano) Bunch of Torrington, CT, Steven Bunch and his wife Ann Marie (McGoff) Bunch of Monroe, WA, a sister, Katherine (MacCallum) Jaeger of Fairfield Bay, AR, a sister-in-law Shirley MacCallum of East Canaan, CT, a brother-in-law Fred Hudon of Canton, CT, 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren of whom she would say "They are all so special. I learn from them every day!"
Joan was a member of the Ephraim Kirby #75 Order of the Eastern Star of Winsted, and later Torrington, for over 50 years. Along with being a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Joanie served the local community as an RN at both Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for more than 10 years and Winsted Memorial Hospital for 22 years, from where she retired in 1993. Her commitment to her family and her career, in addition her gentle and loving spirit, defined her. Joan made those that were blessed to know her, or be in her company, feel special. Having only a kind word for all she met, Joanie was admired by many friends, and co-workers as well. She enjoyed watching her bird feeders from her windows, daily. Joan had a strong faith and was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford. Above all, she loved her family!
Friends may call on Monday, August 2nd at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd, at Harvest Baptist Church, 1440 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford at 11 a.m., with Pastor Martin Shott officiating. Burial will follow at Forest View Cemetery, Winsted. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-Shea.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ephraim Kirby #75, Order of the Eastern Star of Torrington, CT.
Published by Register Citizen on Jul. 29, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
2
Calling hours
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Montano-Shea Funeral Home
922 Main St, Winsted, CT
Aug
3
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Harvest Baptist Church
1440 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT
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Montano-Shea Funeral Home
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