Joan Marie Callahan
Joan M. Callahan, a longtime Southampton resident, died peacefully at the age of 95 on March 23, 2018 at the Hampton Care Center. She had enjoyed robust good health nearly her entire life. Joan was born on October 27,1922 in the Bronx, New York to Hon. Joseph M. Callahan and Elizabeth Madden Callahan. She was predeceased by her parents and by her siblings Alfred J., Eleanor R. Healey, Joseph M. Jr., Mary Elizabeth Ayers, William J., and Anne M. Healey. Joan was also predeceased by her nieces Patricia Ayers Brown and Frances Callahan Dalessandro and her nephew Alfred Callahan, Jr.. She is survived by her sister-in-law Virginia Beck Callahan (Joseph, Jr.) of Rye, New York and by three generations of adoring nieces and nephews. Joan was a graduate of the Academy of Mount St. Vincent and the College of Mount St. Vincent, both in Riverdale, New York. She retired as special assistant to the Bronx County District Attorney and moved full time to Southampton in 1972. She later worked in several Southampton Village retail stores including the Lily Pulitzer Shop and later as manager the Shep Miller Boy’s Shop. Joan was active in the Southampton community and was, since 1953, a member of the Bathing Corporation of Southampton where she delighted in spending time with her large family. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Joan’s devoted caregivers and to the kind staff of the Hampton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.