Joan Kent

Obituary of Joan Margaret Kent

KILLINGLY – Joan M. (Perreault) Kent, 91 of Thompson Pike passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. 

She was born December 4, 1930, in Danielson, CT to the late Henry and Eva Perreault.  She was the wife of the late James D. Kent Sr. who passed away in 2003.  They were married on November 4, 1950, at St James Church in Danielson. 

Joan attended St James School, graduating in 1944.  She then attended and graduated from Killingly High School, where she served as class secretary and was a member of the Honor Society. Prior to graduating she began her lifelong career in 1947 at Danielson Federal Savings and Loan Association.  She started her career in the mailroom and retired as vice president in October 1990. 

Joan proudly served for many years as the trustee, lector, parish secretary, and bookkeeper for St. Anne’s Church in Ballouville.  People looked forward to seeing her impeccably dressed as the lector of the 5 pm mass.  She was an active member of the Killingly High School Alumni Association.  She was a member of the Dayville Fire Department Women’s Auxillary. 

She cherished her time with family and so created a Thanksgiving for upwards of 40 family members for 48 years.  During the summer months, you could always find her floating in the pool that she and Jim installed that created many memories with their grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her son James D. Kent Jr. and wife Cecelia, daughter Jo Ann Long and husband David; Six grandchildren, Jay (Melissa) Long, Jamie Carver, James (Emily) Kent, Jordan (Nate) Tisler, Joel (Amanda) Kent, and Jesse (Kim) Long.  She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant brother Joseph, her sister Georgette Joly and brother Raymond Perreault. 

There will be a calling hour and Mass of Christian burial at a later date in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James School, 120 Water St., Danielson, CT 06239. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com                                       

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