BURLINGTON - Joanna Elizabeth Quelch, 44, slipped quietly into her Dad's arms from the Vermont Respite House on Father's Day, June 16, 2013. She was born March 31, 1967, in Berlin, to John R. Quelch and Hazel (Robinson) Quelch. After attending Montpelier grade schools, she graduated from Montpelier High School in 1987. Joanna was a talented artist and attended Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Interior Design for two years. She also loved the restaurant business and worked as a waitress, chef, and manager in many restaurants in the Rochester area. In 2001, Joanna and Andy Petersen moved to Burlington, where she worked as a caterer and chef in various enterprises, including the Lang House and Willard Street Inn. In 2004, Joanna and Andy were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Emmalynn. Joanna was a loving partner, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. We shall greatly miss her zillion acts of kindness, her amazing culinary skills, and her great sense of humor. Joanna leaves her daughter, Emmalynn Petersen; her devoted soul mate, Andrew Petersen of Burlington; her mother, Hazel of South Hero; her sister, Sheryl and husband, Peter Zelten of Melrose, Mass.; her brother, Richard and wife, Yvonne, of Ease Calais; as well as two nieces, Elizabeth and Marissa Zelten; and one nephew, Kyler Quelch. She also leaves her special in-laws, Robert and Penny Petersen of Rochester, N.Y.; and her beautiful rescue dog "Misty," who was her loving companion during her illness. She was predeceased by her father in 2010. A service in Joanna's memory will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the South Hero Congregational Church. Donations to assist Joanna's family with expenses may be sent to Stephen Gregory, 472 Meadowland Dr., South Burlington, VT 05403. Online condolences may be sent to www.gregorycremation.com.