We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Prospect Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services
Registered Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital
Joan S. VanderEyk, 77, of Fort Pierce and formerly of Prospect, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2022 at Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce Florida after a cerebral stroke and hemorrhage. She was passed from the loving presence of her husband and two longtime nursing friends to the loving arms of her Savior. Joan was the devoted wife and best friend of James VanderEyk for 50 years.
She was born in Waterbury on September 6, 1944, the daughter of the late Robert P. and Elizabeth (Brick) Seastrand. Joan graduated from Russell School, Wilby High School, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing and Regents College where she earned her Associate’s Degree in nursing. She was a RN at St. Mary’s Hospital on O’Brien 4 for 42 years. She retired in 2009.
Joan will be remembered for her very caring personality, warm friendly smile and heartfelt laughter. She enjoyed playing golf, card games and dominoes. She was a devoted UCONN Women’s basketball fan and was so excited to have attended a few final four tournaments. She was also a Red Sox and Minnesota Vikings fan.
She is survived by her husband Jim of over 50 years, sister- in- law Nancy-Lou VanderEyk of Prospect, nephew Matt VanderEyk and his two daughters, as well as a myriad of cousins, nieces and nephews and their children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, 4 Union City Rd. Prospect. Burial will immediately follow at Prospect Cemetery. All those planning to attend are asked to meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dyslexia Center of CT, 529 Highland Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708