Belanger, Joan Frances (West) - October 13, 2015


NEWINGTON - Joan Frances (West) Belanger, 73, of Newington, widow of Joey H. Belanger, died Tuesday evening (October 13, 2015) at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Frank and the late Kathleen (Whitmore) West, she graduated from Newington High School, class of 1960, and was employed at Kaufman, Osit, Vasquez until her retirement. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Congregational, in New Britain where he served in several capacities. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, James and Melissa Belanger, and Jason Belanger and his partner Todd Pasanello, all of Newington, a brother and sister-in-law, William and Ann West, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Kathy Daniel Werkheiser, Jane Sojka, Mary Beth West, and Jack Lawrence, a grandson, Timothy Belanger, many nieces and nephews, and goddaughter, Kathleen Werkheiser. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard West, and a sister, Linda Lawrence. A memorial service will be held Friday (October 23, 2014) at 11am directly at First Church of Christ, Congregational. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Thursday (October 22, 2015) from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Church of Christ, Congregational, 830 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06052

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