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Joan M. Brown

July 14, 1933 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 88)


Joan M. Brown, age 88, of Edgewater, died Monday, November 1, 2021 at her residence. Born in Utica, New York to Wilbur G. And Cecilia Shulsky Wessing, Joan came to the area in 2000 from Sauquoit, New York.
Joan was a senior buyer for Shoppers City, in Utica, NY. In the 1970's, she started her career as an Administrative Assistant for the NY State Government. Joan was both a member and managed the kitchen and catering for The Preserve at Turnbull Bay. She loved to cook and bake and share with her family, friends and neighbors.  Joan was the first to welcome new neighbors and was the unofficial “Welcome Wagon” greeter. She always enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. Joan was a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 285 (Auxiliary), Elks Club NSB Post 1557, Eagles Port Orange Post 4089, and the Red Hat Ladies Society.
Survivors include her 3 sons, Gerald (Tamara) Dziekowicz, of Fredericksburg, VA; Paul Dziekowicz, of Ft. Worth, TX and Frederick Dziekowicz, of New Hartford, NY; 2 step sons, Douglas Brown, of Utica, NY and Steven (Patricia) Brown, of Utica, NY; 3 step daughters, Deborah (Charles, Jr.) Newton, of Edgewater; Roxanne (Richard) Mirch, of Long Eddy, NY and Laura (Fillipo) Casamento, of Frankfurt, NY; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert; 4 grandchildren, Zachary, Charles, Enzo and Douglas; step daughter, Roberta Hunter; 2 brothers, James Wessing and Wilbur “Sonny” Wessing and sister, Lorraine Crane.
Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, with the Redemptorist Fathers, St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, officiating. Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Settle-Wilder Chapel.

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November 7, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service
406 S. Orange St.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

Funeral Service
November 7, 2021

4:00 PM
St. Gerard Catholic Church
3171 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Edgewater, FL 32141

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