Joanne Therese Garvey
Joanne Therese Garvey
  • May 28, 1930 - February 9, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Joanne Therese Garvey, née Tanguay, 86, of Old Saybrook, CT, passed away February 9, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Joanne enjoyed her last days looking out over Long Island Sound with family and friends by her side. Joanne was born in Springfield, MA, to Armand and Agnes (née Barry) Tanguay, and graduated from Cathedral High School.

Joanne is predeceased by her husband, Alfred Garvey, and two children, Paul and Lynda Garvey. She is survived by her daughters: Nancy Murphy (Old Lyme, CT), Luann Jenkins (Rancho Cordova, CA), Mary Jo Lequin (North Branford, CT), Kimberly Paulick (Mountain View, CA), Kelley Honer (Charlotte, NC), and her son, Martin Garvey (Mountain View, CA) and their spouses. Joanne had 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who brought her tremendous joy.

Joanne dedicated much of her life to raising her eight children in Old Saybrook; the town she loved and lived in for 55 years. Old Saybrook summers were Joanne's favorite, where she could often be found with her many friends at Old Saybrook Town Beach. She loved traveling for family gatherings in Hawaii, Idaho, California, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Her favorite destination was Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Florida, where she spent many winters with friends, children, and grandchildren. With her husband Alfred, she shared a life full of friends who were always dear to her heart and enriched her life.

A memorial mass will be held at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Old Saybrook, where Joanne was a communicant. The mass will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am. Following mass, her family will hold a Celebration of Life gathering at The Pavilion at Saybrook Point.

Donations in her honor can be made to the Connecticut Hospice at PO Box 783, Branford, CT 06405-0783. Condolences and memories may be shared through the Swan Funeral Home online guestbook.