Joan Allinson of Branford died peacefully in her home on November 6, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. George "Reggie" Allinson. Devoted mother of Bryan Lees of Branford and Lori Scott (husband Bill) of South Dakota. She was the sister of Pat Gagnon of New Jersey, Debbie Gebert of Alaska, Richard Sylvia of Massachusetts, and Bobby Sylvia of New Hampshire. Loving grandmother of Brandon, Brent, Bethany, Bridget, and Blake Lees. She was predeceased by her father, Clarence Wordell, mother, Anita Sylvia, stepfather, Alfred "Buddy" Sylvia, and her sister, Shirley Gonneville.
Joan was born in Acushnet, MA on October 21, 1936. She loved her occupation as a Certified Nurses Aide at the Watrous Nursing Home in Madison for many years.
She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, lover of animals; especially her much loved "Peaches", volunteer with the Branford Compassion Club and always could be found helping or lending a hand to anyone in need. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of New Haven and the Community Baptist Church of Branford.
Funeral services and burial will be private. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements.
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