Seminary Mourns the Passing of Alum JoAnne Bauer

Hartford Seminary learned recently of the death of one of our alums, JoAnne Bauer, who lived in the West End of Hartford. JoAnne was a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Institute and of our MA program. She will be deeply missed by our community.

JoAnne was a Holistic Wellness Coach and Consultant, and a Spiritual Counselor. In addition to her degree from Hartford Seminary, she had a Ph.D. from New York University in Communication Arts and Technology, a Master’s in Special Education and Teaching from Central Connecticut State University, a 6th Year certification from UConn, and a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Wilson College.

We share this remembrance from the Unitarian Society of Hartford, where JoAnne was a member.

JoAnne Bauer – October 14, 1948  to April 4, 2020

With heavy, full hearts, we write to USH members to share with you that member JoAnne Bauer died this weekend after a long and difficult struggle with depression. JoAnne was a devoted activist, who loved art, poetry, and beauty.

The Unitarian Society of Hartford will host an online memorial service on Facebook on Sunday April 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

Her close friends invite you to contribute to the JoAnne Bauer and Friends Fund for racial equality and social and environmental justice in the Greater Hartford region at the Hartford Foundation of Public Giving online or send a check to HFPG c/o Deborah Rothstein.

For now, please share and connect with one another and send cards to 25 North Beacon Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

If you’re feeling alone and struggling, please reach out to The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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