Joan Bonnie Brezenoff-Gordon “Joni” of Clinton Township, Michigan. Joni B. Brezonoff-Gordon, 62, passed somewhat unexpectedly, November 30, 2021 at the McLaren Macomb Hospital. She was born August 1,1959 in Queens, New York the daughter of Arthur and June (Ross) Brezenoff.
Joni earned her High School diploma in 1977. During her High School career, she became a Junior Olympian in gymnastics. Joni was looking forward to a very bright future with the Olympics and that came to a screeching halt when she sustained a devastating injury basically destroying her right knee and ending her Olympic dreams.
Joni then changed her course in life, getting married at a young age and trying to settle down. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out and a divorce was granted. At some point shortly thereafter, Joni decided another change was needed, and so she decided to move to South Florida.
While living in South Florida Joni met and married Michael McAfee. In April of 1993 their first of two sons were born, Gregory Allen McAfee and then in January of 1995 the couple was blessed with their second son William Ross McAfee. Sadly, a few years later this marriage also ended in divorce.
In April of 2002, Joni was introduced to Doug Gordon, by his sister Christine/Joni’s best friend. Their love blossomed and 5 years later they married on February 10, 2007 and remained soul mates and happily married until her passing on November 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Joni is survived by her loving husband Douglas Gordon, her brothers Gene and Larry Brezenoff, sister Donna Frankel Jones, and sons Gregory McAfee and William McAfee (Justina). As well as her blended family of two adult children and two grandchildren that she and Doug shared together during their 20 years together and, 14 years of marriage. Anastasia Gordon, Shantee Williams (Shawn) and their two sons, Kasey and Hunter and adopted son, William Dutton.
Joni has joined her parents Art and June Brezenoff, as well as, her sister Ellen Markman and brother Howard Brezenoff.
Joni was deeply loved by all and will be dearly missed!
Joan Bonnie Brezenoff-Gordon August 1, 1959 – November 30, 2021
Celebration of life will be held on February 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM/ Noon
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