Joan Schaffer (February 26, 1941 - September 16, 2023)

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Joan Schaffer
  • February 26, 1941
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  • September 16, 2023

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Joan M. (Stevens) Schaffer passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday September 16, 2023 after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her loving husband Ron, her daughters Kathy (Bob) Dean and Doreen Thompson, step daughters Leslie Jarvis, Patricia (Bob) Lad, Shari (Steve) Enos, step son Scott (Jenny) Schaffer, grandchildren Michael (Christiann) Root, Craig (Kaleigh) Root, Kyle (Clare) Fortune-Lad, Emily (Dumitru) Gherman-Lad, Ryan (Quinn) Lad , Justin (Jackie) Lad, Morgan Richards, Lucian Schaffer, Misha Ballard, Packy Vernon-Ernest, Sasha Evans, Nikki Rippy, Great grandchildren Elizabeth Root, Beckam Root, Paislee Root, 15 other great grandchildren and her brother Bob (Allie) Steven, many nieces, nephews and cousins, including special cuz Wendy Smith. She is also survived by many loving friends.
Joni was a longtime member of The American Business Women’s Association serving as the president, secretary and hospitality chairman for many years. She mentored many young women working selflessly for their success. She had a long career as a tax professional, retiring from Ernst and Young. Joni enjoyed traveling the world, sightseeing and cruising. Cooking, baking and gardening were a passion for her. In the summer months, she loved entertaining endless guests at their Adirondack’s camp. Joni spent many years living in New England states and was active in each community she lived in, volunteering tirelessly to improve the community. She continued her volunteer work throughout her lifetime.
To honour our beloved Joni, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookwood Florida, A young women’s residence of St. Petersburg, Florida where she had volunteered for over 40 years.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services

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  1. Joan Tinker says:
    04 Jan 2024
    This is my third attempt to enter my thoughts. Before finishing my tribute disappears

    .I just learned of Joan's death, today, 1/4/24. We both attended and were good friends at FMS, Bozrah, CT. We both attended Fitchville
    Baptist Church and were baptized on the same day. As teenagers we both attended WOL camp, Schroon Lake, NY. Joan had many friends and was well liked. We both were active in Bozrah Grange activities. Later, much later we renewed our friendship using Facebook.

  2. Kathryn Lad lit a candle:
    23 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 23, 2023 at 9:37:46 PM

  3. Julie McCarthy says:
    20 Sep 2023
    We will always love you cuzzin Joni. I picture you and Mar Mar having the best visit. Rest in Peace.

  4. Carol Sala says:
    20 Sep 2023
    Dear Cuz you will be dearly missed. ❤️

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