Joan Kumpel Greene

May 3, 1943 - January 17, 2022
Joan Kumpel Greene

Joan Kumpel Greene 78, of Wilmington, NC passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCareCenter.

Joan was born on May 3, 1943 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Clarence Robert and Alice Ida Kennedy Berwick. She retired form UNC-W in the Public Safety Administration Department. She is also preceded in death by her husband David Greene and sister Carol B. Ostrander.

Surviving are her son Fred Kumpel and wife Melissa; daughter Dana McKoy and husband Al; longtime companion and partner Wayne Huggins; sister Bonnie Wright and husband George. Surviving nieces Charlene Wright; Donna Cole; Karen Farragher; Lori Moore and a Nephew Patrick Kelly along with their spouses, children, and many other extended family members, friends, neighbors, former co-workers, and much a much-loved Chihuahua named Abby.

A private family remembrance will be held in the coming weeks.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their wonderful care they received and would suggest memorial contributions be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • January 19, 2022
    Dana and Al says:
    We will miss you so much, mom. lymi forever.

  • January 19, 2022
    Lori says:
    I LOVE YOU AUNT JOAN

  • January 19, 2022
    Bonnie & George Wright says:
    Condolences to you Dana and Fred in the loss of you mother, Joan. May my sister now be free of suffering and pain.