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Joan Marie Gorlach

May 13, 1953 ~ July 23, 2018 (age 65)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Friday
July 27, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 28, 2018

11:00 AM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Burial
Saturday
July 28, 2018

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery
Club Rd.
Windham, CT 06280


Joan Marie Gorlach, 65, of North Windham, passed away unexpectedly at Hartford Hospital on July 23, 2018. She was born in Willimantic, the daughter of the late Theodore and Sophie (Lesniak) Gorlach.  Joan earned her BA from Eastern Connecticut State University and ended her career at JC Penney. She was passionate about animals and rescues and leaves behind four beloved felines. She inherited her artistic talents from her father. Joan loved the solitude of nature and enjoyed gardening, cooking/baking and mystery novels.  She leaves behind her three siblings, Nancy Caron and her husband Joe from Rimouski, Canada; Bev Gorlach of Manchester; Bill Gorlach of North Windham; nephew Greg Thayer of North Windham; and many cousins and friends.  Joan’s family will receive relatives and friends Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. (Rte. 195), Willimantic. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00am at Potter Funeral Home, burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Windham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local animal shelter of your choice.  For an online memorial guestbook please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

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