Joan A. Castro, 70, Little Compton


Joan A. (McMillan) Castro, 70, of Little Compton, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of Antonio R. Castro, Sr.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Joseph M. and Alice (Wallworth) McMillan, she lived in Brattleboro, Vt., shortly before spending her last 40 years in Little Compton. She was a graduate of the former Mount St. Mary’s School of Fall River and a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little Compton.

Joan was a devoted worker for Ester Simonds and later for her daughter Edie Borden and her husband Dave Borden — a job she loved dearly.

Survivors along with her husband include one son, Antonio R. Castro Jr. of Tiverton; two daughters, Tanis M. Camara of Little Compton and Lisa A. Cotta of Tiverton; one sister, Margaret Gonsalves and her husband William of Fall River; her three grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart: Christopher & Christine Cotta and Joseph Camara Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Ernest McMillan and Alice Dias.

Joan enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, fishing, watching the Red Sox and hunting for shells at the beach with her dog Bailey.

A mother who was always kind and caring, her never-ending love for her family will be sorely missed.

A Mass will be held on Saturday, March 22, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little Compton, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be madw to a favorite charity of your choice or just do a random act of kindness for someone.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport.

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