Obituary: Joan C. Davey, long-time resident, dedicated nurse
Joan C. Davey, a 44-year Darien resident, died Monday, Sept. 5, at 84 years old. She was born in Minnesota to C. Marie Helwig and Eugene D. Carstater in 1931 and attended Bucknell University and University of Minnesota. Ms. Davey spent her professional career caring for others as a Registered Nurse.
Before living in Darien, she worked at a hospital in California, then entered the field of private care in Darien until working as a Public Health Nurse for the City of Stamford until she retired in 1999. Ms. Davey was an active parishioner at St. Luke’s in Darien and volunteered for the Red Cross and League of Women Voters.
Ms. Davey is survived by two brothers, David H. and J. Richard Carstater; two sons, Timothy and Theodore Davey; one daughter, Elizabeth Lane; four grandsons, Kevin and Richard Davey, Maxfield and Frazer Lane; one granddaughter, Laura Justin; two step-granddaughters, Lauren Grab and Lindsay Laszlo; one step-grandson, Cody Laszlo and one great-grandson, Peter Justin.
Calling hours will be at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road in Darien from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 14. Funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Luke’s Parish 1864 Post Road in Darien. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
The family requests that contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032 and/or the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.