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Joan A. McGregor
  • June 20, 1934
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  • January 07, 2010

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Joan Agnes (Parks) McGregor, 75, of Ormond Beach died Thursday, January 7, 2010 with her family by her side.  Joan was born June 20, 1934 in Bayonne, NJ to James A. and Mary (Hickey) Parks.  She worked for many years as a Fiscal Officer at a Head Start program in Ellsworth, Maine.  Joan has been a resident of this area for the past three years. She was very active in her community at The Falls and was the pianist and director for musicals that the community put on twice a year, as well as the devoted pianist, organist and choir director at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Daytona Beach.  Joan was an incredibly talented pianist and will be remembered for the beautiful music she made.   Joan was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Joseph Kontje.  She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Peter; daughter, Irene Kontje of New York, NY; son John Koresh of Saiguède, France; 5 stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters, Margaret Nolan, Isabel Shaughnessy and Ellen Connors. At a later date

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  1. 04 Feb 2010
    Lenore Papier says:
    There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see your beautiful smile and hear your inspring music in my heart. You are greatly missed by all who knew you and wil be remembered always.
    Your Dear Friend,
    Lenore

  2. 03 Feb 2010
    Beverly (Dooley) Van Stone says:
    Our deepest sympathies to all! We are hoping time, memories and knowing others care will help you through such a difficult time.

    Beverly (Dooley) Van Stone and Family

  3. 01 Feb 2010
    COURRECH Matthieu and Claudine says:
    Nous te remercions pour ta gentillesse et ton accueil chaleureux chaque fois que nous nous sommes rencontrés.
    Nous espérons que tu es bien là où tu te trouves désormais.
    Avec tout notre amour.
    Matthieu (ton petit-fils) et Claudine (maman de matthieu)

  4. 16 Jan 2010
    Phil says:
    Joan...you touched my life in a million wonderful ways. I will miss you very much and I am so glad that I got to spend Christmas with you and all of our other friends at the falls...Joan To have one true friend is lucky. To have a friend like you is a blessing....Phil

  5. 15 Jan 2010
    Elizabeth and Robert Jones says:
    Joan was such a wonderful lady, we loved her, always had a smile on her beautiful face.. Things will not be the same with out her, especially The Mad Hatters, also The Christmas Concert.. We feel honored to have known her. Our hearts go out to her family..

  6. 13 Jan 2010
    Brian & Dee Knott says:
    Joan gave unselfishly of herself to those privileged to have known her and helped us to be better people by her example and leadership. She was a blessing from heaven to her friends in the Falls community and will be a blessing to the heaven she is now in. The angels have a new accompanist.

    love

    Brian & Dee

  7. 13 Jan 2010
    Edie Plotkin says:
    It was such a pleasure meeting your Mom at the Falls Mfg.Home Community. We all fell in love with her immediately with her wonderful personality and talent. We were facinated with her talent and enjoyed the shows she put on. We miss her tremendously and feel we have lost a part of our family. I hope that Joan knows in her heart how much she was loved by all the residents. We will remember her in our hearts forever. Edie and Sonny

  8. 13 Jan 2010
    Ray Michaud says:
    Dearest Joan, it has been a pleasure knowing you these past few years. I want to thank you for devoting so much time in helping all the Falls singers. I hope you were able to hear Frankie sing to you at the hospital. You were the back bone of the Falls singers. I will miss your sweet smile and some day I hope to hear you play again and letting me know when to flick on the lights... Ray

  9. 13 Jan 2010
    Frankie Michaud says:
    God knew what he was up to when he sent Pete and Joan to live at the Falls. She gave so much pleasure to people by playing her music. She spoke to us by her lyrics, and I'm so blessed to have those many memories in my heart forever and most of all your "Can Do" attitude giving us confidence to stand up and sing. I know she is in heaven playing and watching over us. "I pray you'll be our eyes and watch us where we go; and tell us to be wise; in time when we don't know!!! I love you Joan.......Frankie.

  10. 12 Jan 2010
    Renie Kontje says:
    Ten years too soon.... I was looking forward to ten or more years of visits, book exchanges, articles, cartoons, talks about travel, manatees, cole slaw, emails, postcards, potato salad, picnics, hearing stories of mom's adventures and updates on all the people she loved - more memories of all kinds.

    Mom loved life! What a spirit.

    Mom, what a privilege to be your daughter and friend. I miss you dearly. But we'll be in touch - always.

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