Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Joan W. Thompson

June 21, 1927December 18, 2019

Joan W. Thompson, 92, widow of Robert M. Thompson, since 1963 of Madison Connecticutpassed away on Wednesday, December 18, 201 at Evergreen Woods in Branford. Joan was born June 21st, 1927 to the late parents Francis and William Woelflin previously residing in LongBeach, California.

She attended and graduated from Colorado College, Colorado Springs Colorado where she met her husband Bob. She lived in Madison Connecticut for over fifty years. In the summer she enjoyed gardening, and always loved reading and playing bridge with friends.

She is survived by her son William Thompson of Valatie New York, and her daughters Cynthia Thompsonof_Branford, Connecticut_and Judith Lysaker ofIndianapolis, Indiana, as well as nine grandchildrenGraham Thompson, Alan Thompson, Megan Misenti,Caroline Thompson, Susanne Edwards Thompson, Joshua McAvay, Benjamin McAvay, Haley McAvay and Mercedes Lysaker, and eight great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by one grandson Eben McAvay:

Joan's family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of the Hearth at Gardenside and Evergreen Woods in Branford for their wonderful care at the end of her life.

Visitation hours will be Monday December 23 from 4 to 6:30 at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison, with a prayer service at 6:30. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.


  • Visitation Monday, December 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 23, 2019


Joan W. Thompson

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