Joan Dunleavey Condon
October 30, 1932 – April 26, 2019
Joan Dunleavey Condon, 86, passed away in Virginia Beach on Friday, April 26, 2019 to be with her Lord and Savior. Joan was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Francis and Gertrude Dunleavey. The second child in a large Irish family, Joan grew up with 5 brothers. She was predeceased by her brother James Dunleavey. Left to remember her lovingly are her brothers Barry Dunleavey, Philip Dunleavey, Michael Dunleavey and John Dunleavey and their families.
Joan met the love of her life and was married in 1954 to Richard S Condon. Together they raised 4 children. Their union lasted for 50 years until his death. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Joan was someone who loved to learn. She was the valedictorian of her high school class. She also attended college after raising her family, earning a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Joan was a woman of strong faith who, despite dementia, could recite the prayers of the rosary up until the time of her passing. She faithfully attended Mass throughout her life and served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. Joan also enjoyed reading, sewing, crossword puzzles, and having tea with a neighbor. She was a friend to all. Joan is survived by her children Maureen Mike; Claire DeMasi and husband Tony; Michael Condon and wife Gidget; and Patty Handrahan and husband Jim. Joan had nine grandchildren: Lindsay, Philip, Lauren, Matthew, Kerry, Ryan, Hannah, Bridget and Sean. She had seven great grandchildren: Leonel, Jaslene, Wesley, Michael, Samantha, Orion, and Samera.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 2:30pm, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Virginia Beach. There will be a visitation to greet the family one hour prior at the church. Burial will immediately follow the service at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to FeedingAmerica.org.
- Richard S. Condon, Husband of 50 Years
- Maureen Mike, Daughter
- Claire DeMasi and husband Tony, Daughter
- Michael Condon and wife Gidget, Son
- Patty Handrahan and husband Jim, Daughter
- Lindsay, Philip, Lauren, Matthew, Kerry, Ryan, Hannah, Bridget and Sean, Grandchildren
- Leonel, Jaslene, Wesley, Michael, Samantha, Orion, and Samera, Great Grandchildren
- Francis and Gertrude Dunleavey, Parents
- James Dunleavey, Brother
- Left to remember her lovingly are her brothers Barry Dunleavey, Philip Dunleavey, Michael Dunleavey and John Dunleavey and their families.
- Feeding America
- Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, May 2, 2019
Joan Dunleavey Condon
April 30, 2019
I can't say enough about my very dear, special friend Joan. We were next door neighbors in Vienna for about 20 years. During that time we became very close and spent many evenings over hot tea and ginger snaps solving the worlds problems. We walked together, attempted to play tennis together, shopped together, had cookouts together, watched our kids grow up, get married and have kids together, laughed and cried together! So many special memories of a very special friend. Love you and miss you my dear friend! Rest In Peace beside the love of your life, Dick.
April 30, 2019
Joan has always been a sweet lady and I will keep her in my memories.
April 29, 2019
I will always be grateful for Joan welcoming me into your family when I moved to Virginia. Being so far from my own parents was not as difficult because I spent so much time with Joan and Dick as well. She helped me when I had my first child. My prayers and love are with you all.