JoAnn L. Buivid

JoAnn L. Buivid, age 89, a long-time resident of Port Washington, Wis., passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the Highlands Health Center of Newcastle in Mequon, Wis., where she had recently resided.

She was born on June 4, 1930, in Port Washington, Wis., daughter of Al P. “Pop” and Joanna “Johanna” Grotelueschen Watry.  She attended St. Mary’s Catholic 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 work for some local companies such as Hollrith Insurance, Modern Equipment Manufacturing Co., Wisconsin Electric and Port Abstract and Title Co.

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 of water exercise classes 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; sisters Sandy (the late Ed) Lanser and Mary (the late Harry) Sauer, both of Port Washington, and Paula Watry of Milwaukee; brothers Bob Watry of Lake Geneva and Tom Watry of Denver, Colo.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert on Oct. 19, 2004.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington, Wis.  

Father Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  

Visitation will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the 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 St., Port Washington, Wis., Special Olympics of Ozaukee County or a charity of choice are appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Washington, Wis., is assisting the family.

Information and condolences are available at or (262) 284-4431.



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