Joan E. ‘Nanny’ (Liner) Strattman

EAST CANAAN — Joan E. “Nanny” (Liner) Strattman, 84, passed on surrounded by her family on the morning of July 1, 2020, at her home after a long illness. Joan was the widow of Lee D. Strattman Sr.  

She was born Feb. 25, 1936, in Sharon, daughter of the late Leota (Weaver) and Edward Liner.

For nearly 40 years, Joan was employed at the former Kilbourne School in Southfield, Mass. 

She used her special talents assisting the students there on the night shift.  

An avid Red Sox fan, Joan also enjoyed flowers, gardening, and watching and taking care of the many birds that graced her home.  

Indeed, Joan’s true passion was her dedication and devotion to her entire family. 

Joan leaves behind her four sons, Lee D. “Chip” Strattman Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of East Canaan, Christopher Strattman and his wife, Diane, of North Canaan, Thomas “Otis” Strattman Sr. of East Canaan and Larry Strattman and his wife, Juliana, of Ashley Falls; her son-in-law, Brian Naventi of Lebanon, N.Y.; her grandchildren including Melissa and spouse Bobby, Thomas Jr., Cayla, Chad, Rebecca and spouse Colby, Jessie and spouse Jeremiah, Karrie, Chris Jr. and Lindsay; her great-grandchildren, Chloe, Nicholas, Lydia, Jillian Grace Leigh, Hayden, Finn, Allicia, Payton, Amelia and Mason.  

Joan was predeceased by her daughter, Jill; son, Joel; and brother, Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  

The family would like to thank Joan’s wonderful caregivers, Chrissy Reid and Patty MacDonald. 

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society Central New England Region, 59 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.  

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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