GREENWICH — It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Ann Weir announce her unexpected passing at the age of 83. She went to be with her loving husband, Charles, who was waiting with open arms in heaven.
Joan and Charles made their home in Greenwich, where they spent 61 wonderful years together and raised their three loving children, Kevin (Terry) Weir of Salem, Darlene (Gary) Gendron of Lake Luzerne and Christopher Weir of Greenwich.
They also leave behind three grandchildren, Carrie Young, Jonathan (Sara) Boyce, Brad (Holly) Weir and adopted grandson, John Gregg. The family grew larger and they were blessed with seven great-grandchildren, Kendal Young, Olivia Young, Lainey, Kailey and Hannah Boyce and Rowan and Charleigh Willow.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, John and Florence Kelly of Greenwich; her twin brother, James, Eugene, Gerald and Robert; sister, Marie Salley; and best friend, who she loved like a sister, Pat Duchaine.
In addition to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is survived by her sisters, Mary Lois Adamson, Betty Caruthers and Catherine Bain; brothers, Richard and William; and several nieces and nephews.
In mom’s younger years, she worked at the local dress factory and Golden Fleece Papermill. After her children were grown, she went on to work at the Greenwich Kmart for many years, but mostly she enjoyed staying home to raise her family. Mom was known for her great love of baking and cooking, and could whip up the best pie crust without measuring a thing. Many family memories are around the kitchen table, watching her bake and cook. Mom also loved to crochet and give her beautiful creations as gifts. She loved to collect angel figurines, visit local casinos, watch golf on TV and was the Yankees’ #1 fan. Her greatest joy of all was having her children and grandchildren all together for family gatherings.
Mom, grandma and great-grandma, we will miss you dearly and our lives will be forever changed without you here. We find great comfort in knowing that you and dad are together again, watching down on us always, and we will keep your memories tucked close to our hearts.
A funeral service will be held in honor of mom at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, with the Rev. Martin Fisher officiating. Burial with her husband, Charles, will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery following the service. A reception will take place at the Greenwich VFW following her burial.
Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s name may be made to the Greenwich VFW, American Legion Post #7291; or the Comfort Food Community.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.