Joan M. Altmann


PROSPECT — Joan May Altmann, 90, formerly of Prospect, entered into heavenly rest, while surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. Joan was the wife of the late John Altmann for 63 years.

Born on July 19, 1932 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Brown and Winifred (Palmer). Joan attended the Scudder School in New York City. After completing the secretarial program, she was employed by Associated Transport in New York City.

She was a longtime resident of Prospect and an active member of Christ Church in Waterbury, the Prospect Land Trust, and the Naugatuck Garden Club. She was passionate about preserving land in its natural state. She enjoyed nature, hiking, sewing, antiques and gardening.

Joan is survived by her son Steven J. Altmann of Naugatuck, daughter Janet Altmann Brown of Coventry, and cherished grandson Evan Brown of Coventry. Joan was predeceased by her brother Kenneth Brown and sister Norma Ackerman.

Joan’s funeral service was to be on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Burial was to immediately follow services where Joan was to be laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours were to be on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joan’s honor can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Connecticut Chapter, 101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 107, Middletown, CT 06457.