Joan Ward Jagrosse, age 77, of Milford passed away on May 14, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on June 23, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Cervero Ward. Joan was employed for many years as an administrative assistant for the Milford Pediatric Group and worked as an accounts manager for a Neurosurgical Group in Bridgeport. An active member of the community, Joan was very involved in the Milford and Orange Senior Center as well as the American Legion Post 127 in Orange. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling.
Joan is survived by her children; Linda Jagrosse DeBernardo of Madison, Gail A. Jagrosse of West Haven, Gina (Keith) McCants of Woodbridge, Jennefer (Jimmy) Dillon of Hamden, nine grandchildren, thirteen greatgrandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many beloved friends. Beside her parents, Joan was predeceased by her brother William Ward.
Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church on Thursday at 10 am. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.