Joan (Webster) O'Hara

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