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Joan A. (Zelonis) Beauchaine

May 29, 1941 — November 4, 2020

Torrington, CT

Joan A. (Zelonis) Beauchaine, 79, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, with her loving daughters by her side.

Joan was born May 29, 1941, in Torrington, CT, the daughter of the late John P. and Ethel (Sonn) Zelonis.  She was predeceased by her loving husband William J.  Beauchaine, Jr. of 57 years, brother John P. Zelonis, Jr. and sister Kathleen Zelonis.     Joan was a loving, caring and compassionate woman whose smile and personality would light up a room.  During her daughter’s childhood days’, she was the neighborhood mom, girl scout leader and cookie chairman.  Everyone enjoyed her love of baking, especially her Christmas cookies.  She was an avid UCONN Huskies women’s basketball fan.  Her grandsons were the highlight of her life.  She loved and cherished all the time she spent with them.  Joan also leaves many dear friends who she considered extended family.

She is survived by two daughters, Bridget A. Beauchaine and Jacqueline Beauchaine; two grandsons, Raymond W. and William G. Cswerko all of Torrington. She also leaves behind her great grand dog "Abe", who she always had a cookie for.  Survivors also include her husbands’ uncle Frank Pennington and daughter Lisa of Torrington and numerous cousins in Pennsylvania.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the wonderful care providers she had over the years.

Private services have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington. Condolences may be sent to Joan's family by visiting

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