1932 – 2018
Putnam – Joan R. Almquist, 86, of Webster, MA, formerly of Putnam died Monday March 19, 2018. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Alexine (Rothwell) Phaneuf.
Joan was an administrative worker for Belding Heminway and later for TJ Maxx. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation and was active in many church functions including the choir and the Daughters of Isabelle.
Joan is survived by her sons; Karl Almquist and wife Lynn of Bakersfield, CA, Kurt Almquist and wife Rose of Woodstock, Kristian Almquist and wife Kim of Gilbert, AZ, and Kevin Almquist wife Cece of San Antonio, TX; her daughters, Karen Dewey of Phoenix, AZ and Kathy Hart and husband Joe of Phoenix, AZ; her brother Peter Phaneuf of Putnam, her sister Barbara Gardner of Woodstock; seventeen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joan’s family from 12:00 pm to 1:30pm on Monday March 26, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00pm in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.