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JoAnne Barbara Dimmock

Tolland, Connecticut

November 20, 1947 - May 11, 2024

JoAnne Barbara Dimmock Obituary

JoAnne Barbara (Brown) Dimmock passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on November 20, 1947, in Philadelphia and moved to New London at the age of 5 and then to Waterford at the age of 14. She graduated from Waterford High School where she met her future husband, Raymond. They married on October 29th, 1966, in New London. Together, they had three children, Rae, Jeffrey and Keith.


She was an extremely talented lady. First, she was a seamstress for herself, then for her daughter and friends, creating prom dresses and wedding gowns, including one for Rae. She worked with the girls to decide on a design, took them to the fabric store and created a masterpiece that they could be rightly proud of.


Another display of her seamstress talent was when a new girl came to school, a tall girl, much taller that the band uniforms. She fixed them quickly and then excitedly told her basketball-coach husband about this very tall new girl at the school.


She then took up jewelry, creating many beautiful earrings, bracelets and necklaces for friends and family. Following that, she became skilled at creating stained glass works both small and large. For a few years, she worked at a stained-glass company doing design and manufacturing pieces as well as repairing large stained-glass windows from local churches.


For several years, she played softball for the Coventry team that was a member of the Tri-County Softball organization, including ten teams from several local towns. She was the catcher on the team when she wasn’t playing second base or the outfield. Her team won the association championship one year.


As the kids started getting into sports, she was quick to volunteer as coach and even as commissioner for the girls’ soccer and softball teams in the Coventry Recreation leagues. When they got to high school, she volunteered as the scorekeeper for all four basketball teams. In addition to doing that very well, she was always counted on by the players to bring lots of Big Red gum for them, the coaches and the referees.


After the kids all graduated from high school, she continued all her favorite activities and added one more, caring for her grandkids, perhaps her favorite pastime. She excelled at everything she did. In high school, it was archery. In softball, she could place hit and could always be counted on for a single or double every at bat. Later it was bowling where she boasted about the best scores in her leagues.


She is survived by her husband Raymond, daughter Rae Asselin, son-in-law Roger Asselin and sons Jeffrey (Shawn Dickson Dimmock) and Keith as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


A private service will be held at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of JoAnne Barbara Dimmock hosted by Burke-Fortin Funeral Home.

JoAnne Barbara (Brown) Dimmock passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on November 20, 1947, in Philadelphia and moved to New London at the age of 5 and then to Waterford at the age of 14. She graduated from Waterford High School where she met her future husband, Raymond. They married on October 29th, 1966, in New London. Together, they had three children, Rae, Jeffrey and Keith.


She was an extremely talented lady. First, she was a seamstress for herself, then for her daughter and friends, creating prom dresses and wedding gowns, including one for Rae. She worked with the girls to decide on a design, took them to the fabric store and created a masterpiece that they could be rightly proud of.


Another display of her seamstress talent was when a new girl came to school, a tall girl, much taller that the band uniforms. She fixed them quickly and then excitedly told her basketball-coach husband about this very tall new girl at the school.


She then took up jewelry, creating many beautiful earrings, bracelets and necklaces for friends and family. Following that, she became skilled at creating stained glass works both small and large. For a few years, she worked at a stained-glass company doing design and manufacturing pieces as well as repairing large stained-glass windows from local churches.


For several years, she played softball for the Coventry team that was a member of the Tri-County Softball organization, including ten teams from several local towns. She was the catcher on the team when she wasn’t playing second base or the outfield. Her team won the association championship one year.


As the kids started getting into sports, she was quick to volunteer as coach and even as commissioner for the girls’ soccer and softball teams in the Coventry Recreation leagues. When they got to high school, she volunteered as the scorekeeper for all four basketball teams. In addition to doing that very well, she was always counted on by the players to bring lots of Big Red gum for them, the coaches and the referees.


After the kids all graduated from high school, she continued all her favorite activities and added one more, caring for her grandkids, perhaps her favorite pastime. She excelled at everything she did. In high school, it was archery. In softball, she could place hit and could always be counted on for a single or double every at bat. Later it was bowling where she boasted about the best scores in her leagues.


She is survived by her husband Raymond, daughter Rae Asselin, son-in-law Roger Asselin and sons Jeffrey (Shawn Dickson Dimmock) and Keith as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


A private service will be held at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of JoAnne Barbara Dimmock hosted by Burke-Fortin Funeral Home.

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