Joan Alma (Cooke) Hoxie

December 2, 1933 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 87)


Joan Hoxie, 87, passed away on September 17, 2021 at Pierce Memorial Baptist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, CT.

Joan was born on December 2, 1933 in York, Maine to Allan and Doris Cooke.  She grew up in Kennebunk, Maine and graduated from Kennebunk High School and Gorham Teacher’s College in Gorham, Maine.  She married Donald Lee Hoxie on June 20, 1959 in Kennebunk, Maine. Soon after their marriage, Joan and Donald moved to Stonington, CT where they raised their family. In retirement they made their home in Wells, Maine.

Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and sister, Diane Paquin.  She is survived by her sons, Dale Hoxie and Eric Hoxie, and her daughter and son-in law, Sharon and Keith Mueller; her sister, Sylvia Cooke; her grandchildren, Andrew Mueller, Alison Verdone and Kate Weeden; and her great grandchildren, Parker, Leo and Hallie.

Joan’s life centered around her home and her family. She liked to garden, cook, refinish furniture, knit and sew. She was a talented seamstress who created quilts, dolls and clothing for her family and for boutiques in Kennebunk, Maine and Stonington, CT. When her children went off to school, she worked caring for other children through Head Start. Joan was a loving mother and grandmother, and in her later years she treasured visits and cuddles with her three great grandchildren. If she could express a regret, it would be that she didn’t have a chance to meet her fourth great grandchild, who is due on her birthday.

Donations in Joan’s memory may be given to Sea Road Church, 140 Sea Road, Kennebunk, Maine 04043. Joan’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks for the kind and compassionate care of Dr. Joseph Botta and the staff of Pierce Memorial Baptist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center during the final months of her life.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 16th at New Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home.

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Graveside Service
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
New Lebanon Cemetery
Waterman Road
Lebanon, CT 06249

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