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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Joan F. Vradenburgh

July 19, 1946December 12, 2019

Joan “Joanne” Vradenburgh, 73, Of Lisbon passed away peacefully with her husband and son, Travis by her side on December 12, 2019 in Lewiston. She came into this world on July 19, 1946 to Leo and Nancy (Mottola) Skeffington in Weymouth, MA.

Joanne married Ralph Vradenburgh Jr. and from their 55 year union 3 sons were born. She was more than a wife and mother, she was a caring, loving person not only to family but to all that needed a helping hand. Her passion for children was a gift and she received The District Award of Merit from the Cub Scouts for all the time she spent training as a Cub Leader. She was one of the first Latch-Key program directors at the Baptist, Catholic and Methodist Churches. Later in life she ran a Nights Out Program that she called Friday Nights Out. Giving younger kids a safe place to go so parents could have a night away. Joanne loved to travel spending 5 years in Spain and traveled most of Europe. She was the ear to listen, heart to give and most importantly a friend.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Ralph, sons James, Ralph III and wife Tammy, and Travis and wife Kelly, grand-daughters, Brittney, Araya, Courtney Travaglini and husband Joe and Tiara and companion DeAndre, grand-son, Nate and wife Elizabeth, great-grandchildren, Mason, Sophey, Asher, Juliano, Elieanne, Haley, Konner and Aubrielle, daughter in law Michelle Tromblay, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and grandson, Ralph IV.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Ralph, sons James, Ralph III and wife Tammy, and Travis and wife Kelly, grand-daughters, Brittney, Araya, Courtney Travaglini and husband Joe and Tiara and companion DeAndre, grand-son, Nate and wife Elizabeth, great-grandchildren, Mason, Sophey, Asher, Juliano, Elieanne, Haley, Konner and Aubrielle, daughter in law Michelle Tromblay, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and grandson, Ralph IV.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 20, 2019

Memories

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Sam Ouellette

January 3, 2020

I just heard the incredibly sad news of "Mrs. V's" passing. I will always remember her caring, accepting, generous heart. Growing up I knew she was always there and loved seeing her. When my mom passed, Mrs V was very comforting and caring when I felt all alone.

My prayers go out to the entire family as they go this painful time.

Pam Derby

December 18, 2019

Joanne was such a strong woman and always had a good attitude even when faced with challenges. She found a special place in my heart. I'm sorry we never made it to lunch ... I was looking forward to it. May all the memories you have shared provide some comfort.
I miss you terribly. Love Pam

Araya Vradenburgh

December 16, 2019

❤️❤️ your love for us all with carry on always

Ralph Vradenburgh

December 16, 2019

I miss you honey. You were my life. I will never be whole again.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU..

Lynette Carver

December 16, 2019

Travis, Kelly, Nate, Courtney and Tiara - I'm saddened to hear of your mother/grandmother's passing. All these years I've always heard of her affectionately called Grandma Vradenburgh. My heart goes out to your family. Praying you're surrounded by comfort and love.

Travis Vradenburgh

December 16, 2019

I will miss you, and as you always told me remember who loves you

Araya Vradenburgh

December 15, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Joan “Joanne” Vradenburgh, 73, Of Lisbon passed away peacefully with her husband and son, Travis by her side on December 12, 2019 in Lewiston. She came into this world on July 19, 1946 to Leo and Nancy (Mottola) Skeffington in Weymouth, MA.

Joanne married Ralph Vradenburgh Jr. and from their 55 year union 3 sons were born. She was more than a wife and mother, she was a caring, loving person not only to family but to all that needed a helping hand. Her passion for children was a gift and she received The District Award of Merit from the Cub Scouts for all the time she spent training as a Cub leader. She was one of the first Latch-key program directors at the Baptist, Catholic and Methodist Churches. Later in life she ran a Nights Out Program that she called Friday Nights Out. Giving younger kids a safe place to go so parents could have a night away. Joanne loved to travel spending 5 years in Spain and traveled most of Europe. She was the ear to listen, heart to give and most importantly a friend.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Ralph, sons James, Ralph III and wife Tammy, and Travis and wife Kelly, grand-daughters, Brittney, Araya, Courtney Travaglini and husband Joe and Tiara and companion DeAndre, grand-son, Nate and wife Elizabeth, great-grandchildren, Mason, Sophey, Asher, Juliano, Elieanne, Haley, Konner and Aubrielle, daughter in law Michelle Tromblay, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and grandson, Ralph IV.