1937 – 2018
Putnam – Joan (Berthiaume) Morrell, 80, of Elvira Heights died Wednesday February 7, 2018 at home. She was the loving wife of Albert J. Morrell for 62 years. Born in Putnam, CT, she was the daughter of the Aldege “Dave” and Edith (Diggins)Berthiaume.
Joan worked for American Optical in the safety division. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
Joan is survived by her son, David Morrell and his wife Susan of Canterbury; her daughters Deborah Apostolik and her husband Jack of Leesburg, FL and Christine Lynch and her husband Bill of Spencer, MA; her grandchildren, Tiffany Chabot, Stephanie Daniels, Michael Kroell, and Joseph Kroell; and her two great-granddaughters, Abrielle and Natalie Rose.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joan’s family on Monday February 12, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory 104 Church St., Putnam, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Department at Day Kimball Hospital. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.