Joan (Arnold) Michelson, 83, wife of the late Marshall L. Michelson passed away on February 29, 2020 at Bristol Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on February 2, 1937 in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Strom) Arnold. As a young woman she worked at the Travelers Insurance Co. Later, she worked at Waldbaums/Foodmart followed by Highland Park Market in Farmington. She was very active when her children were young as a Brownie leader, Cub Scout den mother and participant in the Ivy Drive PTA for several years. She also operated the concession stand at Edgewood Little League Field for many years. Joan was an avid bowler and an ardent UCONN basketball fan. She is survived by two sons Ken Michelson and his wife Candace of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Glenn Michelson and his partner Lori Levesque of Bristol, a daughter Diana Mikulak of Bristol and a son-in-law John Mikulak of Edgewood, TX. She also leaves a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Carol Arnold of Franklin, MI, two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Phil Cohen of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Sharon Kerr-Cooke of Warren, MI, six grandchildren, Krystal Michelson, Samantha Shamson, Alicia Russell, Seth Michelson, Shannon Michelson and Darren Michelson, six great grandchildren, Rachel Michelson, Parker Snyder, Victor Shamson, Zoey Snyder, Madison Russell and Evelyn Shamson, several nieces and nephews especially Elliot Cohen and Hannah Cohen. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10am at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.
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