JoAnn L. Buivid, age 89, long time resident of Port Washington, WI passed away peacefully Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Highlands Health Center of Newcastle in Mequon, WI where she had recently resided.
She was born on June 4, 1930 in Port Washington, WI; daughter of Al P. “Pop” and Joanna “Johanna” Grotelueschen Watry. She attended St. Mary’s parochial school and graduated from Port Washington High School.
On July 21, 1951, JoAnn married Norbert F. “Snooky” Buivid of Sheboygan at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. She would raise her four children and worked for some local companies such as Hollrith Insurance, Modern Equipment Manufacturing Company, Wisconsin Electric and Port Abstract and Title Company.
JoAnn loved to read. She very seldom watched television, until recently when she enjoyed PBS Mysteries, movies and select CBS primetime shows. She enjoyed book clubs through the Port Washington Senior Center. When the children were young, the family participated in Scouting. JoAnn was an early member with water exercise at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Aquatic Center. She will be remembered throughout the neighborhoods with her daily walks and smiles.
She is survived by her children Jim (Barbara) Buivid of Grafton, Bill Buivid of Sheboygan Falls, Mary (Michael) McConnohie of Germantown and Joe (Paula) Buivid of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren Lauren (Eric) McBride, Aaron and Blake Buivid, Chase and Brittney McConnohie and Ashleigh (Michael) Jackson and Jessica (Jeromy) Cardiff; eight great-grandchildren Liam and Reese McBride, Kyle, Reagan and Adalynn Jackson and Lincoln, Evelyn and Audrey Cardiff; her sisters Sandy (the late Ed) Lanser and Mary (the late Harry) Sauer, both of Port Washington and Paula Watry of Milwaukee; her brothers Bob Watry of Lake Geneva and Tom Watry of Denver, CO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert on October 19, 2004.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4-5:45PM Thursday AT CHURCH prior to Mass. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.
Memorials to the Port Washington Food Pantry, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI, Special Olympics of Ozaukee County or charity of choice appreciated.