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Joan Ann (Aubin) AtkinsNovember 28, 1940 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 76)
Joan Ann (Aubin) Atkins
(1940-2017) Age: 76 • South Burlington
Joan Ann (Aubin) Atkins, 76, of South Burlington passed away on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at UVM Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 1940 to John and Florida Aubin. She was married to Almon H Atkins in 1961 and their marriage led to the birth of two daughters, Kim and Linda. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and worked for Shelburne Industries, Digital, and Husky. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, dancing, and walking her granddog Sophie. You could often see Joan driving around town with her friend Betty. As Joan put it, she loved nothing better than "running the roads." One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and they loved their "meme." She is survived by her children, Kim Giguere (Bruce) of Georgia, VT, Linda Atkins (Susan McCormack) of Essex Junction, VT, grandchildren Ryan Giguere (Victoria Bessette) of Richford, VT, Megan Giguere (Stephen Eddy), of Georgia, VT, Alex Gaydos of Cambridge, MA, Ellyn Gaydos of Essex Junction, VT, great grandchildren, Sadie Ann Giguere and Emmalynn Rose Eddy. Joan also leaves her special long time friend Connie Knodt, her former husband Almon Atkins (Carol Veino), and many cousins.Calling hours will be held on July 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home on Pleasant Street in Essex Junction, VT, with a brief remembrance at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend a party to celebrate Joan's life at Linda & Sue's house next door to the funeral home, immediately following the calling hours. Joan's family would like to thank the MICU and palliative care staff at the UVM Medical Center Hospital. Their loving and compassionate care allowed Joan's final days to be filled with love and laughter.