Marilyn “Joan” Kosuda, 77, of Weldon Apts. Died (9/24/14) at Buckley Health
Joan as she was always known as, was
born November 12,1936. She graduated from Greenfield High School
in 1954. Most of her married life was spent in South
Deerfield. Joan worked many years at the University of Mass.
in the bookstore, hotel and for Peter Pan ticket offices.
survived by her daughter Lori Drew, grandchildren Amber, Jaime and Cody
Lucas, her sister Shirley Pielock, her brother Richard Duke,
and many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband Raymond and son
Michael, and her son-in-law Kurt Drew and brothers Robert and Earl Duke.
living at the Weldon, my mother could always be found sitting in her
apartment in her wheelchair in front of her monitor or out in the hall by the
fish tank, waiting for friends and family.(especially if they brought their
dogs) My mother never forgot my first love, William Powers, ad would always
ask, “Have you seen Billy?” Then I met Kurt, my soul mate, best friend and real
true love. She loved him so much, he was the greatest son-in-law to her. She
still talked about him and missed him so much. God took their lives away to
soon, within three years, which leaves our family so broken hearted. Now they
are all together in heaven. Always loved—never forgotten!”
hours will be Saturday, Oct.18th, from 2 - 3:30PM with a service
following at The Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. Burial will be at the
convenience of the family. It is suggested that in lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 15 Thayer St, South Deerfield,Ma.
01373 or to TRIAD, Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept., c/o Joseph LaChance,
Greenfield, Mass. 01301.
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