Joan (Flanagan) Bachand

Born: Fri., May 24, 1935
Died: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: St. Thomas Church

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Joan (Flanagan) Bachand, 83, of Plymouth, widow of John L. “Jack” Bachand passed away surrounded by her family, Sunday January 6, 2018 at home.

Joan was born May 24, 1935 in Bristol, CT. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Mildred (Chmielenski) Flanagan.   Prior to her retirement she was a registered nurse for Dr. Wasley, Dr. Scappaticci and Bristol Hospital.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church, Thomaston and a member of the Terryville Women’s Club and Plymouth Democratic Town Committee, she was also a Registrar of Voters for the Town of Plymouth.  Joan loved her family, faith, bowling, cards, gardening, camping and community service.

She is survived by her sons, Phillip J. Bachand and his wife Margaret of Virginia Beach, VA, Peter J. Bachand and wife Donna, of Poquoson, VA, Richard Bachand and his wife Karen of Ivoryton; her daughters, Sarah Barzee and her partner Will Williams of West Hartford and Joan’s loving ex son-in-law, Thomas Barzee, Donna M. Gonchar and her husband Richard of Burlington; her grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Jack, Andrea, Kathleen, Bridget, Connor, Jillian, Erin, Emily and Avery and several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday 9:30A.M from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Thomas Church, Thomaston for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00. Burial at the convenience of the family will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Terryville.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 - 8P.M  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Terryville Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Treasurer Terryville Women’s Club, 19 Grove St. Terryville, CT 06786

Charitable donations may be made in Joan's memory to the following organization:

Terryville Women's Club Scholarship Fund
c/o Treasurer Terryville Women's Club, 19 Grove St., Terryville CT 06786

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Murlene Day
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
I remember Joan always being so kind and caring when she worked for Dr. Wasley. May she rest in Jesus love for all eternity.

Holly Barnes Dozois
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
To Joan's family,

I am saddened to read of Joan's passing. Since I used to be a patient of Dr. Wasley and Dr. Scappaticci, I saw Joan frequently over the years. She was always smiling and put you at ease. She was a very special lady. Hang on to your memories of her as you navigate your way through this sad time.

With sympathy,
Holly Barnes Dozois

donato lupacchino
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by the Lupacchino's.

with happy loving memories. Donato,Donata and Dan.

Anthony Taranto
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. I remember as a young Sailor visiting her home with Phil how warm and welcoming she was to a young man very far from home and homesick. God bless and remember the tremendous she lived. God Bless.

Marie Mac Dermid
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Several months ago Joan and I spoke on the phone about who was the oldest in our neighborhood; she was at 83 years; then there I was, second long ago when we all came to this area of town where most neighbors were related and/or raised children together...our sympathy to her family /

Ann Marshfield
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Phil & Family,
Our deepest sympathies on Joan's passing. My heart is warmed with the sound of Joan's voice asking about the Big Toe. So Little Toe you created a lasting memory of a wonderful, joyful and faith filled lady. God Bless Joan.
Blessing to the entire Bachand family.
Mark & Ann

Mary Lynn Seleman Gagnon
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Dear Sarah, Phil, Peter, Rich and Donna,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I have so many fond memories of spending time at the Bachand home during high school, and will always remember your Mom with a huge smile. She was always so happy and had a wonderful sense of humor. Take pride in the fact that she touched many lives with her warm heart and generous spirit. I will keep the entire Bachand family in my thoughts and prayers.
In Sympathy,
Mary Lynn (Seleman) Gagnon

John Hoffnagle
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I am so very saddened by Joan's passing. We knew one another since we were 4 years old and lived next door to one another on Frederick Street in Forestville. Never will forget the closeness of our two families...Joan her brother Bob and her parents...lots of great times together...lots of laughs. She was a wonderful friend.

   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
My condolences to the family for their loss. May the good memories you have of Joan bring you comfort. God sees and remembers your tears (Psalms 56:8) during this difficult time. He yearns to bring back to life those sleeping in death Job 14:14,15 to a time when sickness,suffering and death will be no more.

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