Joan M. (Morin) Straughan

Born: Sun., Feb. 5, 1939
Died: Sun., May 14, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 18, 2017
Location: Pelham Funeral Home

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Church

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Joan M. Straughan

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

Joan M. (Morin) Straughan, 78, of Pelham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Stephen V. Straughan who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 16th of this year.
Born in Dracut, Massachusetts, February 5, 1939, a daughter of the late Peter and the late Mabel (Harbour) Morin, she received her education in the Dracut school system.
Joan was co-owner along with her husband of Steve’s Garage in Pelham.
Among her many interests, she enjoyed knitting, sewing and cooking. She loved her cats and her dog Jody, but above all else, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with Steve, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Steve, Joan is survived by three daughters Maureen G. Provencal and her husband Thomas of Pelham, NH, Linda T. Philbrook and her husband Thomas of Bow, NH and Louanne J. Hall and her husband John of Derry, NH; a son William S. Straughan of Pelham, NH; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother Donald Morin of Pelham, NH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also sister of the late Honey Martin.
Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM from 5 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in PELHAM at 10 o'clock. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, 3 Wall St, Manchester, NH 03101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.  

Charitable donations may be made in Joan's memory to the following organization:

American Heart Association
2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101

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Doris and Ted Cote
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Hi Louanne and family,

Ted and I are so very sad to hear of the loss of your precious mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week. Losing a parent is so very difficult.

Unfortunately, I have a work event on Thursday that I cannot get out of but please know that if it weren't for this event, we would both be there.

Doris and Ted Cote

Monica Koski
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
To the Straughn sorry for the loss of joan. We were at Dracut High together & then I would see her at Mary Jo's home. Such a nice woman.

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