Joan Giordano Lynn, age 82, of Hamden, passed away on May 9, 2011 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Joan was the widow of Robert Hanson Lynn, Sr. Born in New Haven on February 12, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. & Anna Scafraella Giordano. Joan is survived by her sons, Robert Hanson Lynn, Jr of Madison and Brian David & his wife Beverly Lynn of Newnan, GA; her grandchildren, Kathryn Michelle Lynn of Hamden & Andrew James Lynn of Newnan, GA and her brother Anthony Giordano of Delmar, NY. Joan was also predeceased by her son David Lynn and her grandson, Robert Hanson Lynn, III. Joan was a retired bank teller from the now Bank of America in Hamden and was a former telephone operator for Southern New England Telephone Co. She was a very active member of St. Rita's Church, working on several committees and helping in many ways. Her funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME- 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave. Friends may also visit with her family on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in Joan's memory may be made to St. Raphael Foundation, Inc. - 1450 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-9839.

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  1. Bob and Family: Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of your Mom, especially her preparing food for the New Years Eve parties in your basesment and helping us get ready for our annual camping trips to Maine. She was truly a special woman and shared her joy with everyone she met. I’m sure when she met our Lord He said .well done, good and faithful servant. All our love Mike, Bonnie, Matthew and Megan

  2. Bob, I was sorry to read of the passing of your mother. My sincere condolences. With deepest sympathy, Terry

  3. Dear Bobby and Brian; We are sp sorry about Joan’s death. The picture of her in the paper brings back so many wonderful memories of her and the happy times we shared. She will remain in our thoughts. We are now living in South Carolina so will be unable to attend her services, but will be thinking of her. Love, Dee & Pat

  4. My condolences. Mrs. Lynn was a wonderful person and I will always have very fond memories. Brian

  5. I am saddened and shocked to learn of Joan’s passing. We were friends and neighbors in childhood on Robert St. in Hamden. I have the most wonderful picture of Joan taken with the Robert St. baseball team in the field next to Napier’s house. Will gladly share. Bill Butler

  6. Dear Robert and Brian Joan and I were close classmates in Hamden High School. We went ice skating at the area in New Haven every week. That is where she introduced me to someone who later became my husband. She was on our school reunion committee with me for many years. Her personallity and smile was a winner. We had many happy memories. Lois

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