September 26, 1936 ~ July 1, 2009
Joan Genevieve McHugh, 72, of North Haven, formerly of Bridgeport, left this life peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of Alphonfe and Stella Lewkowicz, she was predeceased by her husband John J. McHugh. She was a gentle kind woman with a very warm heart who cared a great deal about others. Joan had a very strong faith that helped carry her through recent illnesses. She will be sadly missed by her family and others whose lives she touched. Joan graduated from Central High School and worked for many years at Harvey Hubbell in Bridgeport. Upon her retirement she devoted her life to her loving family. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren's sporting events and took great pride in all her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Robert Oesau of Seymour, her daughter Nancy Smith and her husband Gary of Stratford, her grandchildren Amy and fiance John, Stephanie and fiance Nathan, Gary, Stephen Smith, Joan Kelley and great grandson Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother Henry Lewkowicz and sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Alfred Samuelman as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Tuesday July 7 at 9:30am. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 am. Friends may call Monday from 4-8pm.