Obituaries

Joan Elaine Andrzejewski

April 5, 1935 - April 28, 2019

Joan Elaine (Davis) Andrzejewski, 84, of Elburn, formerly of Batavia, peacefully entered heaven on April 28, 2019, surrounded by her family, after a short bout with cancer.

Joan was born on April 5, 1935, in Jamestown, New York.  She met her husband, David Andrzejewski, while they were both students at Jamestown High School, and they married on June 25, 1955. 

In 1963, after the birth of her first two children, Karen and Kevin, the couple relocated to Batavia, IL, where they went on to welcome three more children, Stephen, Richard and Susie.

Once settled in the Woodland Hills subdivision, Joan’s welcoming nature created a home where neighbors and friends loved to gather, and lifelong friendships were made. She became known as “mom,” to every kid who came through the door.

While family and friends were her main focus, Joan was a proud and loyal Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.  Joan worked at Mid Valley Accounting in Geneva for thirty years and also enjoyed traveling, which always involved visits with family. 

Joan leaves behind her loving husband, David, daughter Karen (the late John) Brownell, of Oviedo, FL, son, Kevin (Rita Dwiggins Hoover) Andrzejewski, of Batavia, son Stephen (Kim Aberle), of Los Angeles, CA, son Richard, of Elburn, and daughter Susie, of Geneva.

Joan’s greatest joy was her grandchildren; she leaves behind Briar, Josh (Morgan), Justin (Jennifer), Jarek, Jessica, Jacqueline, Julia, Justine and Joey, as well as great grandchildren Mason and Kyleigh. and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Lola and Firman, her sister, Patty (the late Don) Smith, as well as her beloved son-in-law, John “JB” Brownell.

Joan’s beautiful smile and easy laughter will be missed by all who had the great gift of knowing her.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL. 60510.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made to the American Lung Association, 1749 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL  60189 or www.lung.org.

For additional information, please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com.

Guest Book

  • Sharon David-Wise So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. I have fond memories of things we did together when I lived on Sunset Drive and you lived down on the corner. I will always remember Joan's smile - she always had a smile for everyone. I have many other fond memories of my boys, Tim and Kevin playing with your Kevin and some people thinking they were all brothers as they looked alike when they were young. I remember coming in from AZ and visiting with Joan when you still lived on Mayflower Drive. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Deborah Brown So sorry to hear of your loss. My Mom (Bev Thorstenson) and I send our condolences. We have some fun memories of our families together in Jamestown- it’s been awhile. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Cynthia Bauman I have so many fun memories of growing up in Batavia with the Andrzejewskis. And when "Mrs. A" let me call her "Joanie" I felt so grown-up! She was a dear friend. She is dearly loved and deeply missed. Love & Hugs to all.
  • Don and Yong-Mi Smith Our Beloved Joan brought forth Sunshine and Joy into every room she entered. We and the World were always, are and ever shall be much the better for it.
  • Laurie Grazier Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Andrezejewski family, our dear cousins and Uncle Dave. We love you all and we are so deeply saddened by our beloved Aunt Joan's passing. Love, Laurie & Jim