Joan E Quesnel

Joan E Quesnel

     Joan E Quesnel (Gri Gri) 83 passed away on Sunday, July 10th at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Born on February 25th, 1939, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of George and Dorothy (Bodette) Evans.  Joan graduated from Vergennes Union High School and Champlain College and worked many years at Simmonds Precision and IDX as a secretary.

    Joan is predeceased by her husband John Quesnel and sister Barbara (Evans) Handte

    Joan is survived by her two Daughters, Stacy Paquin and Sasha Bradford, and the absolute loves of her life her grandchildren Dustin and his wife Devon Bradford, Ryan Paquin, and his finance Anya Sonwaldt, Dylan Bradford, Kyra Bradford, Kaelin Sullivan, and bonus grandchildren Devin Bradford and Trevon Smith.

      Joan was affectionately known by most as Gri Gri and lived her life for her grandchildren. You could always find her on the sidelines of an event one of them was participating in. She was their biggest cheerleader and always smiled ear to ear when she spoke of them.  Over the years she became everyone’s Gri Gri and was loved by all who met her. Joan’s love for her grandchildren and any child for that matter was proven month after month with her generous donations to St. Jude.

     Joan’s lifelong best friend and bonus sister Pat Wager was a constant by her side always there for her right up until the end.

     A special thank you goes out to Justin McEntee for being there every step of the way and our Special Angel nurse Jackie along with the rest of the staff at Helen Porter Nursing Home.

  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19th at St. Peter Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. To send online condolences to the family please visit

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Ted Boelens
1 year ago

Hi Girls, I’m saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I have many many fond memories of great times in the 70’s with your Dad and Mom as well as you kids. I’m sure there is a hole in your hearts right now..Remember the good times, she was always up for a party. Hugs to you both. Ted Boelens.

1 year ago

I always enjoyed our visits. She sure did love her grandchildren!!

Ali Taft Johnson
1 year ago

Stacy and Sasha, my heart goes out to you. I have fond memories of our families getting together for the holidays. I appreciated your mom’s strength. She is loved and missed.

Sue Torrey
1 year ago

Sasha, Stacy and family we are so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. Sending sincere condolences.

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