Joan Vest
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Joan Vest
  • December 12, 1933 - January 1, 2017
  • Glastonbury, Connecticut

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Joan M. Vest, 83, died on January 1, 2017 in the loving care of her family and the wonderful staff at The Hearth senior living community in Glastonbury. A long time resident of Glastonbury, she and her late husband Marvin Lewis Vest, Jr. moved here in 1956 after their college graduation and marriage. She was preceded in death by her beloved Marvin in 2007 and her brothers Donald and Kenneth McIntosh.

She is survived by her three children, Charles Vest and his wife Diane of Glastonbury, Nancy Vest of Unionville, and Barbara Clements and her husband Jonathan of Bristol, England, five grandchildren; Charles Vest (and wife Elizabeth), Alexander Vest (and wife Anna), Rebecca Vest, Caroline Clements and Alexandra Clements, her great-granddaughter Victoria Vest, and her brother Alexander C. McIntosh, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Peoria, Illinois.

Born December 12, 1933 in Rochester, PA and the daughter of Alexander C. and Maude A. McIntosh, she and her family moved to the northern panhandle of West Virginia during the Great Depression. A graduate of West Virginia University where she majored in French, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

A person of many interests, Joan enjoyed reading and collecting books by her favorite authors, bridge, gardening, movies, listening to music (especially opera), UConn Women's basketball, travelling throughout Europe and Canada, and tracing her family tree and history. She was a member of Eunice Cobb Stocking chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In the late 1950s prior to the birth of her children, she was a nursery school teacher at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford and a booklet writer for Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. Later she was a bookkeeper for Hallmark Tire, a visitor for Welcome Neighbor of Glastonbury, a clerk at Kamins Department Store, and a clerk at Glastonbury Bank & Trust.

Joan also did extensive volunteer work for Church Women United, YWCA, Child and Family Services, and the Women's Fellowship of First Church of Christ Congregational. Fifty years ago in 1966, she served as president of the Glastonbury Junior Women's Club.

Burial in the Hubbard Street Green Cemetery in Glastonbury will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Horizons, Inc., 37 Bliss Memorial Road, Unionville, CT 06085.