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.

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  1. Nancy and Bobby, We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. You are right she was a kind and gentle person. We always enjoyed her company and were delighted to have her come and visit us here in Vermont. We know she will be missed by you all, especially by your Aunt Carolyn. There is something special about a sisters relationship. Please know you are in our thoughts. Fondly,

  2. We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the entire family in this difficult time.

  3. Bob, Nancy and family, We will miss Aunt Joan very much. She truly was a special lady with a kind heart. We will have many fond memories of her to keep with us and know that you will too. Our prayers are with all of you. Love, Diane and Joe

  4. Dear Nancy, Bobby and Family – We will miss Aunt Joan so very much – She was always so happy We will always remember her laugh and how she made us smile – We were very happy that she was able to come and celebrate Sue’s 50th birthday with us – We loved her very much –

  5. What can I say!!! I miss you soooo much and I miss your hugs! You should still be here. You should know this already, but ill tell you again! You were and still remain the best grandmther ever! I would like to ask you a big favor, even though u r probably doing it already! Keep an eye on mom, she is going for a cat scan today and was hoping you can ask God to get rid of the cancer! Protect her grandma! I love you!!! I know you are still praying up in heaven.

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