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Joan Cousino Becomes Newest Associate

Posted 5/30/2019

The Ursuline Sisters and Associates welcome Joan Cousino, who became an Ursuline Associates at the New Associate Commitment Ceremony on May 10, 2019 at the Ursuline Center.


L to R - Sarah Abts, Barbara Torio, Joan Cousino, Sr. Carol Reamer, Nanci Riddle L to R - Sarah Abts, Barbara Torio, Joan Cousino, Sr. Carol Reamer, Nanci RiddleJoan Pauline LaVoy Cousino saw the light of day on August 30, 1925. She was born to Irene (Briskey) and Curtis G. LaVoy in Erie, Michigan. She was baptized one week later. Joan attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School, graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943, and graduated magna cum laude from Mary Manse College in 1963.

Joan married Wesley O. Cousino on November 9, 1946 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Erie. They would have had their 66th wedding anniversary. Wesley was a deacon in the church. Their family consisted of Marilee Joan, Matthew James, Maria Josette, Marcia Jane, and guardianship of Calvin Roger Lane. They family enjoyed camping, especially at Interlochen, and enjoyed traveling in general.

Joan was employed by the former Toledo Trust Co. for six years as a stenographer. After college, she subbed in the Toledo Public Schools, taught music at St. Anthony’s and St. Joseph Schools, and gave private piano lessons for 46 years. She was an organist at St. Joseph’s in Erie and St. Michael’s in Toledo, and spent 16 years as organist for the former St. Agnes Parish in Toledo.

Joan was a member of the Mary Manse Alumni and Kappa Gamma Pi. She was secretary and editor of the Kappa newsletter for many years. Joan volunteered at Heartbeat of Toledo for 42 years, and also held memberships in the Toledo Piano Teacher’s Association.

A lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph’s, Joan was secretary for many years of the Altar Society, a lector, Adoration Team Leader, and Religious Ed teacher.

Welcome Joan!