Joan Sheila Green-Kramer-Hopkins died on June 1 in Falmouth. She was 85.

Joan was born in New York city on April 15, 1932. Her mother, Betty Rubini, was a professional cellist; her father, Emanuel Greene, was a glazier.

She attended Pace University in New York city and studied for a career as a pianist. She met her husband-to-be on Jones Beach, Long Island during an incident that included a purloined beach ball ransomed for her telephone number.

Irv, the beach ball thief, a native of Atlantic City, was a lifelong plastics man and a fan of Chinese food and food (in that order).

With some help from Irv, Joan gave birth, in year and a half intervals, to Beth of Martha’s Vineyard, Scott of Los Angeles, Pam of Providence, and car nut William of Maynard.

The family of six moved from New York to a Please Don’t Eat The Daisies house in West Orange, N.J., where they lived happily for many years. When Irv died in December of 1991, Joan moved to Martha’s Vineyard for five years, working at The Captain Flanders House, as Polly Hill’s personal assistant, and with Donny Mills at Hillside Farms.

While visiting sister Sylvia in Florida, she met the dashing Jack Hopkins, a retired Kentucky lineman, fan of food, NASCAR, and country-western two-stepping. They married and Joan moved to Orlando, spending her time with Jack traveling the country the RV-way.

After Jack’s death Joan moved to Falmouth to be closer to family.

Joan leaves behind her four children, six grandchildren, and a stepson, Michael. She also leaves behind friends from everywhere she lived. She will be missed so.