Joan Holt Garrity died at her home in Redding, Conn, July 4, 2017. Known as Joey to her friends and family, she was born in Rye, N.Y. in 1953. The youngest of six, she was often seen as the quiet one but her very large circle of friends remember her quick wit and brilliant humor and warm spirit.
She graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Roanoke, Va., and then continued her education at Bradford College in Massachusetts. After college, she worked with corporate accounting for General Foods in White Plains, N.Y., and later for LaBatts-USA in Darien, Conn. Since 2005, she was working at Glen Gate Landscape and Design in Wilton, Conn.