Lifelong Cutchogue resident Joan Ann Lademann passed away peacefully May 2, 2019, at the age of 85.
Joan was born March 17, 1934, to Anna (Zaneski) and William T. Remski.
She attended Cutchogue Grammar School and graduated as valedictorian of Mattituck High School in June 1952.
She married John M. Lademann Jan. 24, 1953, and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in Aruba, as they have done for the past 24 years.
Joan was secretary for her husband’s electrical business for 18 years while her children were young. She then returned to employment with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services for several years before starting her 28-year career as guidance secretary at Mattituck High School. In addition to sending out endless college applications each year, she was a very dedicated employee and touched the lives of so many co-workers and students alike.
She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed spending family time together. Her hobbies were many, although she loved to can and freeze her home-grown vegetables and fruit. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, jumble and watching “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and Mets games on TV.
Joan was a very active 60-year member of the Cutchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and also was a past president of both the auxiliary and Our Lady of Ostrabrama Rosary Society.
In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by five children: John E. Lademann (Kathy), Patricia Mudd (Stephen), William T. Lademann (Denise), Thomas Lademann (Sherri) and Michael Lademann (Maureen). Also surviving are her 11 grandchildren, Erin Lademann, Nicole Mudd Helf (John), Stephen T. Mudd (Jen), Brienne Lademann Stein (Dan), Brendan Lademann, Jason Lademann, Casey Lademann Morrison (Sam), Haley Lademann, Jeffrey Lademann, Ryan Lademann and Tyler Lademann (Kyleen); and five great-grandchildren, Anna Mudd, Johnny, Brett and William Helf and Prentice Lademann.
Visitors will be received Wednesday, May 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue, officiated by Father Mariusz Gorazd. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Cutchogue Fire Department, 260 New Suffolk Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935.
This is a paid notice.