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Joann M. (Westgate) Lannan
December 01, 2022


Joann M. (Westgate) Lannan, 67, of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the longtime partner of Frances Chartier.

Ms. Lannan was born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Frederick D. and Lorraine (Lenintin) Westgate and had been a lifelong resident of New Bedford. She was a 1974 graduate of New Bedford High School. Prior to retirement in 1991, she was vice president of the foundation Parents Against Molestation. She found joy in helping those less fortunate especially around the holidays while serving dinners to the homeless at the former Debbie's Diner, New Bedford.

Survivors along with her partner include her 2 sons: Michael W. Enos, Jr. of New Bedford and Jonathan D. Enos of FL; her 4 daughters: Tammy-Lynn Duarte of New Bedford, Holli Souza of Dartmouth, Chantel Lannan of New Bedford and Christine Raposo of New Bedford; a brother: Richard Westgate of Rochester; along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Carol Westgate, Clifford Westgate and Nancy Vieira.

Arrangements are private.

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61 Tarkiln Hill Road
New Bedford, MA 02745