In New Haven April 20, 2009, Joann Weireter Bansley, wife of Walter C. Bansley, III, of 108 Elm St., Branford. She had the toughest job in the Marine Corps – being a Marine Corps wife for twenty years.
She was the consummate, loving mother of Walter C. Bansley, IV, of New Haven, Suzanne Bansley of Wilmington, VT, Shannon Bansley of New Haven, Julianna Bansley of Clinton, and Angela Bansley of Branford, who did a superlative job of preparing her children for life. She loved them at all times, but also kicked them in the butt when needed.
She is the daughter of Paul and Rose Gusti Weireter of Garnerville, NY, and sister of Kathleen Hyland of Goshen, NY, Paul Weireter, Jr. of Highland Mills, NY, and Edward Weireter of Garnerville. She is also survived by her granddaughter Emma Thomsen.
She was born in Brooklyn, NY, February 8, 1951, and she worked as a dispatcher for East River Energy in Guilford. She is a communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford. She was very patriotic who made sure that her children well understood how to render proper respect to the flag and our country. She always made sure that the flag was flying outside her house and it was always taken in at sunset.
She was very proud of her son, Captain Walter Bansley, IV, USMC, who served in the Middle East, her daughter, Sgt. Julianna Bansley, USA who recently completed a tour of duty in Iraq, her son-in-law, Anthony Thomsen, who was commissioned last week as an ensign in the Navy by her husband, Major Walter Bansley, III, USMC (ret.)
Her family would like to give thanks to the nurses and staff of the oncology ward at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford Wednesday evening at 6:00 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 6:30 PM. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 – 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Wounded Warriors Fund, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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