Joan M. Sherman, 90, a longtime resident of Milford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015.

She was born on July 23, 1924, to the late John and Margaret Jones Lemponen in Ashtabula, Ohio.

For many years, Joan worked as a machinist and retired from Eldorado Tool.

She was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and was known for her love of animals and her desire to adopt them all. She thoroughly enjoyed parties and having fun. She loved spending time with her family, especially with all of her grandchildren.

She leaves behind her children: William Harrold, Jr. of Seymour, Robert Harrold (Bonny) of Naugatuck, Joseph Harrold (Maggie) of TN, Judith Armstrong (Richard) of West Haven, Patricia Kistner (Carl) of FL, James Sherman (Lisbeth) of Bethany, Charlotte Sheehan (William) of West Haven and Margaret Sherman of Bridgeport; her loving grandchildren: Beau, Denise, Kim, Michael, Eric, Bradley, Gregory, Stacey, Kelley, Jamie, Lindsay, Adam, Cara, Ryan and Brittany 18 great grandchildren and two beloved great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her cherished identical twin, Anne Armstrong, her sister, Marion Eastman and brother, John Lemponen.

Joan will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 11:00 am at the Cody-White Funeral Home. Interment to follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford.  Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 18th at the Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s name may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 and/or Milford Animal Shelter, 664 East Broadway, Milford, CT 06460.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.