WEST BOYLSTON-Joanne A. (Kelley)Nolan, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on January 8, 2017.
Mrs. Nolan was born in Clinton, MA on July 12, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Yvonne (Melanson) Kelley. She attended The Holy Rosary School and then graduated from Clinton High School in 1941. Joanne was an active member of the P.T. A. and the Women’s Guild of the Lady of Good Counsel. After raising six children, Joanne gained employment as a secretary at Joseph Leavitt Company for 8 years, retiring in 1986. Her most joyous times were spent with her family of six children, twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. She took great pride in keeping a loving and beautiful home. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Nolan, who passed away in 2009 and her daughter, Barbara J. Gray, who passed away in 2006.
Mrs. Nolan is survived by her three daughters, Diane DiCicco and her husband, Paul of Millbury, Janet Nolan and her husband Bruce Bedard of Westford, Patti Vandersteel and her husband Stoddard of Marblehead, and two sons, Paul and Grace Nolan of Norfolk, and Thomas Nolan of West Boylston. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Kim Colbert of Hudson, Kelley Foley of Millbury, Paul M. DiCicco of Glen Ridge, NJ, Christopher Gray of Paxton, Shannon Fitzgerald of Nashville, TN, Jennifer McManus of Chelmsford, Jacalyn Bedard of Cambridge, Jaime Bedard of Boston, Tara McIntyre of New York City, Paul Nolan of Culver City, California, Janessa Nolan of Lunenburg and Derek Nolan of Sterling. She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass for Joanne will be held privately at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care of FAY BROTHERS Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston.