Joan Carpentier Hevey

Dec. 6, 1945 - March 24, 2019
Joan Carpentier Hevey,  Dec. 6, 1945 - March 24, 2019

Joan M. Carpentier Hevey “had a great sense of humor,” said her cousin Theresa Bochichio, who grew up with her in Westchester County. “She loved being around people, and she loved dancing. She was very intelligent.”

Mrs. Hevey, who lived on Norfolk Drive in Springs, died on March 24 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care on Quiogue after a long illness. She was 73.

Mrs. Hevey and her husband, Christopher John Hevey Jr., who died in 2005, began building their house in Springs in the 1990s. They spent summers there at first while living the rest of the time in Westchester, but eventually settled there year round. Mrs. Hevey loved the nearby beaches, her cousin said, and adored her two cats, Charlie and Taffy. She enjoyed gardening and decorating, too.

She was born in White Plains on Dec. 6, 1945, to Andrew Carpentier and the former Anna Leone. She grew up in Elmsford, N.Y., and graduated from Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, N.Y., before going on to Berkeley College’s school of business in White Plains. She and Mr. Hevey were married in 1967. 

Mrs. Hevey is survived by a stepdaughter, Donna Morrison of Florida, and by two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Ronald Carpentier of Tennessee, and her twin sister, Claire Tully of Roswell, Ga. She also leaves many cousins, six nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She was cremated. Her ashes will be buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y. A service has not yet been planned. 

Her family has suggested contributions in her memory to a children’s cancer charity of choice.