Joan M. Paquette, 67, Portsmouth, formerly of Tiverton

Posted 9/30/19

Joan M. (Welsh) Paquette, 67, of Portsmouth, formerly of Tiverton, passed away September 29, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Jeanne …

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Joan M. Paquette, 67, Portsmouth, formerly of Tiverton

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Joan M. (Welsh) Paquette, 67, of Portsmouth, formerly of Tiverton, passed away September 29, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Jeanne E. (Morrissette) Welsh Palys and the late Anthony Welsh.

Mrs. Paquette worked for over 35 years with Verizon until her retirement in E911 Data Management in 2009. She was a member and a former 1st vice president of the Portsmouth Garden Club. Along with gardening, she enjoyed spending time with her expansive family. Coming from a large military family, Joan never ceased to show her support and patriotism to those serving in the United States Military throughout her life.

Along with her mother, survivors include her twin sons, Aaron P. Paquette (wife Tina) of Troutville, Va., and Keith R. Paquette of Portsmouth; their father, Robert P. Paquette of Tiverton; her siblings, James P. Welsh (companion Gaye Cripps) of Jupiter, Fla., Judith Welsh Pacheco (late husband John) of Tiverton, and John Welsh (wife Gina) of Wallingford, Conn.; her grandchildren, Timothy, Nicole and Samantha; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St. Tiverton, followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donation in Joan Plaquette’s name can be made to VFW Post 5390 and mailed to: Carlton Johnson, 650 Rhode Island Blvd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

The family would like to tentatively host a Celebration of Life in Joan’s memory on July 4, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are entrusted to Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 South Main St. Fall River. www.OliveiraFuneralHomes.com

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