Joan Ellen Peterson

joan peterson

August 12, 1933 ~ September 24, 2023

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Joan Ellen Peterson, 90, lifelong resident of Hamden, passed away on September 24, 2023 from a broken heart, after losing her husband of 69 years two months ago. She was born in New Haven on August 12, 1933 to the late Edward and Dorothy Bartlem Hubler.  For over 20 years, Joan was an executive secretary for SNET while also raising her family and being a dedicated hockey mom. She had a love of the ocean and cherished summers spent on Summer Island in Branford. Her family has fond memories of holidays and Sunday dinners being hosted in their home. Joan will be remembered for her big heart and quiet nature.

Joan will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses; Jill Peterson and Elizabeth Bell of Atlanta, GA, Eric and Susan Pomarico Peterson of Hamden, and Doug and Jill Peterson of Guilford, and her grandchildren; David Bell, Ryan, Nathan, Christian, and Alex Peterson.

Friends are invited to visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Monday, October 2nd from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Her Funeral Service will continue in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Contributions in Joan’s memory may be sent to Guiding Eyes for the Blind at


Visitation: October 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: October 2, 2023 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. I worked with Joan briefly at Union Trust Bank in the late 1970’s and never forgot what a kind, lovely woman she was. My condolences for your loss.

  2. I knew your Mom at the beginning of her working at SNET. She was a special woman. She worked in the Benefit Office and sometimes she joined our group (Ethel, Rhoda and I) for lunch, most of the time she would do a walk. She was always positive, happy and gentle. Your Mom talked about her beautiful family and I got to know Jill, spiritually. I had recollections about your Mom over these past years and when I thought of her I felt a feeling of happiness and joy. She indeed was a special friend. I have a few memories of her but you guys have so many more. She will always be there if you need her, just speak to her. You will experience the wonders of spiritual communication.
    I am sorry for your loss and mine. Is she really gone, I think not, memories are always with us. 💚

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