February 17, 1933 – August 6, 2018
Joan Ann Banovic Kingsbury, 85, of Crozet, VA died on August 6, 2018.
Joan was born on February 17, 1933, in Gloversville, NY, to the late Harry and Eva Thompson Banovic. She was a graduate of Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was head nurse Cystoscopy department at The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, and staff nurse, Neonatal department, University Hospital, Portland, OR. After moving to Winchester, MA in 1967 she focused her energy on raising three children and actively volunteering for the Winton Club, En Ka Society, and the Parish of the Epiphany. In 1997, Richard and Joan retired to Venice, FL for eight years, then Sarasota, FL and their summer home in Eastham, MA. She was active in The Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota and enjoyed golf and swimming. She also participated in all of the cultural offerings of Sarasota, and volunteered in opera and symphony support organizations. In 2016, they moved to Crozet, VA to be closer to family.
In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Banovic of Gloversville, NY. Joan is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Kingsbury and their three daughters, spouses and five grandchildren: Elizabeth Kingsbury of Melrose, MA and her children Christina and Emily Norton; Rebecca and Hendrickus Schurink of Grottoes, VA; and Katherine and William Campbell of Piedmont, CA and their children Anna, Kaelin and William. She is also survived by her brothers David and William Banovic of upstate New York.
A celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:00am at The Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church St., Winchester, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA. 01890 or Legacy Hospice, 17 Parkway Lane #100, Fishersville, VA 22939.
Celebration of Life
The Parish of the Epiphany
70 Church Street
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Claudia (Commito) McCarthy
August 17, 2018
I was fortunate to meet Dr. and Mrs. Kingsbury when they moved from Portland, Oregon to 19 Hinds Road,
Winchester. Joan shared many of her family experiences with me; babysitting Beth and Becky (and Heidi),
teaching me how to ski at King Ridge, NH and spending time with her family on Cape Cod in Eastham.
My husband Ed and I are forever indebted to Joan and Dr. Kingsbury for encouraging us to move back to
Winchester in 1983. I will always cherish Joan's friendship and guidance. It is with heartfelt sympathy
that we send our condolences.
Alice & Harold Wilkinson
August 10, 2018
Joan has been a very special friend for many years. We have had many good times with her and Dick, playing bridge and golf and spending many happy evenings together. She has been caring and helpful in times of trouble, such as after our son's terrible accident and death. We will miss her greatly.
Alice and Harold