Joanne Raymond, 82, of Rochester, N.H., passed away with her family by her side Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H.
She was born in Haverhill on April 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Adelard and Blanche (Taylor) Raymond.
Joanne was educated in the Haverhill school system and attended Haverhill High School.
She was employed at Western Electric after high school, in the local shoe industry, and later at AP&T Electronics and the former Hale Hospital from where she retired.
Joanne was a parishioner at the former St. Joseph’s Parish and a current parishioner at All Saints Church in Haverhill.
She enjoyed bingo, candlepin bowling, traveling and visiting casinos. She was a devoted mother and much enjoyed her role as matriarch.
She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Ms. Raymond is survived by her daughter, Raven J. Wilcox of Rochester, N.H.; a sister, Dolly Pepin and her husband, Ron of Rochester, N.H.; a granddaughter, Nicole A. Raymond of Rochester, N.H.; three great-grandchildren, Marcus Jones, Gabriel Bryant and Xera Raymond, all of Rochester, N.H.; as well a multiple nieces and nephews.
Joanne’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Riverside Rest Home and the Hyder Family Hospice Center both in Dover, for the exceptional care provided to Joanne during her time there.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Wednesday, August 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral service will be Thursday, August 31, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452; or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  August 28, 2017