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Joan M. Somers, age 89, of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. A native of Brighton, England, she was born on April 9, 1926, to the late Percy and Nellie Whalen Seagrave. Mrs. Somers was a homemaker and was the widow of Edward Somers who passed away in 2003. She immigrated to the U.S. from England in 1982, moving to Ocala, and then relocated to the Orlando area in 1988, and was a member of Congregation Beth Am.

Mrs. Somers is survived by her son, John (Cindy) of Lake Mary; and daughter, Susan (Isaac) Vacnin of Longwood. She is also survived by four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Jimmy, Doug, Cliff and Nanette.

A graveside service was held at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Rick Sherwin officiating. In memory of Joan M. Somers, the family requests contributions to Congregation Beth Am.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810, 407-599-1180.


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