Joan Frances (Smith) Donegan

March 4, 1934 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 85)


Joan F. (Smith) Donegan, 85, of Milford died on October 17 at Coleman House in Northborough. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Donegan who died in 1985.

Joan was born in Revere; daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Keough) Smith. She was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School there. 

She moved to Milford in 1960 and had been employed as an I.B.M. keypunch operator for Telechron/General Electric in Ashland and Keefe Regional Technical High School in Framingham.

Joan is survived by two sons; Joseph P. Donegan and his wife Diane of Milford, Edward Donegan  and his wife Karen also of Milford, a daughter Deborah Durgin and her husband David of Northborough, two sisters, Virginia Whitten and Norma  Maltais, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Alfred Smith.

A funeral mass for Joan will be held  on Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 am in St. Mary's Church, 17 Winter St. Milford. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6 to 8:00 pm in the Watson Colonial Funeral Home, 24 Congress St. Milford.

Donations in Joan's memory may be made to J.H.C.Hospice, 646 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA. 01609 or Coleman House, Patient Activity Fund, Northborough, MA, 01532.

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