Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Joan Marie SHEEHAN

Joan M. Sheehan, 76, of Downingtown, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Pocopson Home of West Chester, where she resided for the past year.

She was formerly married to Clarence E. Martin Sr. of Downingtown.

Born on Jan. 12, 1933, in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Anna R. Moran Sheehan and Cornelius M. Sheehan.

She graduated from Downingtown High School in 1950.

Joan spent most of her life as a homemaker and was later employed by both Chester County and Brandywine hospitals.

She was an active parishioner of both St. Joseph's Church of Downingtown and Aston.

Joan was devoted to her family. She enjoyed the beach, bowling, word puzzles, gardening and reading.

She was the loving mother of eight children, Susan M. Stasny, wife of John, Katherine M. Snyder, Barbara A. Hurd, Gregory P. Martin, husband of Jamie, Douglas E. Martin, husband of Andrea, James B. Martin, husband of Glenna, Clarence E. Martin Jr., husband of Susan, all of Downingtown, and Jean M. Sciarretta, wife of Richard, of Cochranville; sisters Ann Bowman and Barbara Welch; and brothers Jack Sheehan, C. Thomas Sheehan, Fred Sheehan and James Sheehan; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joan was predeceased by one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

The viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, and again at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at St. Joseph's Church, 338 Manor Ave., Downingtown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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