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Joan Piane Kenosky


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sun City Center, Fla. — Joan Piane Kenosky, formerly of Hanover, N.H., died unexpectedly in her sleep in Sun City Center on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. She was born in Hanover on July-20, 1950, to John Michaelis Piane and Tinette Jenkins Piane.

Joan graduated in 1968 from St. Mary’s in the Mts., in Littleton, N.H., attended Colby Junior College in New London, and went on to graduate in 1973 from Elmira College in New York, where she majored in Health Sciences. Joan met John Kenosky while attending Elmira; they married in 1973.

Joan worked in Boston for Hugh Stubbins throughout the construction of the Federal Reserve Bank. She and John then moved back to Hanover to start a family.

Joan was an avid and accomplished crafter, working across a broad spectrum of craft media and art materials; her innovative and original creations were eagerly anticipated at holidays by family, friends, and local private craft boutiques. She was also an enthusiastic and energetic cook, much to the joy of her family.

Joan is survived by the absolute lights of her life, her grandchildren, Zoe Maddox and Ethan Berry of Spring Hill, Fla.; her son, John Kenosky III of Hudson, Fla.; and her daughter, Michelle Maddox of Spring Hill. She is survived also by her father, John Piane, of Sarasota, Fla.; and her sister, Michele Piane, of Sun City Center; as well as nieces and nephews from New England, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Northern Florida. Joan was predeceased by her mother, Tinette Jenkins, and her husband, John Kenosky.

Private memorials will be held for family and friends in Florida in the coming months.