|Joan L. O'Hara
Joan L. (Webster) O'Hara, died Monday, July 28, 2008 of natural
causes while visiting her son and daughter-in-law in San Antonio,
Texas. Mrs. O'Hara's visit was in anticipation of the impending
birth of a granddaughter, Brigit Olivia, expected within the
next few days. She and her husband, James, shared a home on Lake
Conroe in Willis, Texas, where she had served a number of years
on the Board of Directors of the Property Owner's Association.
She was the daughter of the late William G Webster of Broadalbin,
N. Y. and the late Elizabeth O'Connor Webster, a long time resident
of Danbury. Joan attended Main Street and Locust Avenue Schools
and graduated Danbury High School, Class of 1955. She trained
as a nurse at the New York Foundling Hospital in New York City
prior to her marriage to James E. O'Hara of Bethel, November
22, 1956. She and her husband resided for a time in Schenectady,
N.Y. before moving to Houston, Texas in 1968. Joan attended San
Jacinto Junior College and University of Houston while raising
two sons James III and John (Jack). Her son, James III, preceded
her in death in 2002. She had several careers, in addition to
being a homemaker, notably in banking and healthcare management.
She was a cancer survivor being 19 years free of the disease.
In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by a son,
John M. (Jack), daughter-in-law, Sophia; grandchildren, Joshua
James, Dameon and Mikaela of San Antonio; brother, John Roy Webster
and wife, Lorrain of Newing-ton; daughter-in-law, Monique M.
O'Hara of Magnolia, Texas; sister-in-law, Lorin A. O'Hara of
Niskayuna, N.Y., brothers-in-law Thomas C. and David K. O'Hara
of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister-in-law, Scarlett and husband, Jay
of Homewood, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial
service will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Bethel at
a future date to be announced. She will be interred in the family
plot at St Mary's Cemetery, Bethel next to her son, James III