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Obituary: Joan Lois Mullaj

Joan Lois Mullaj

Joan Lois Mullaj

Our loving mother, Joan Lois Mullaj of Spring Valley, Arizona, formerly of South Boston, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. She was a resident of Arizona Angels Nursing Home and lovingly cared for by Hospice of the Pines.

Mom was born on Sept. 3, 1931, in Boston to William and Dorothy Day. She loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. She was the glue that held family and friendships together and touched many lives with her kindness.

Mom worked all her life and retired after many years at TRW in Burlington, Massachusetts. She is especially missed by longtime friend, Kevin Stryke, and loving cousins, Betty Black and Carol Mullen. She is predeceased by her late husbands, Howard Drady and Kadri Mullaj; her daughter, Carol, and sons, Russell and Kenneth Winchester, and granddaughter, Kristy Winchester.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, Ronald Giguere, of Cordes Lakes, Arizona, and her son, Richard and daughter-in-law, Adeline Winchester of Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and step-daughter, Susan Royce of Charlestown, Massachusetts.

She was the loving grandmother to Christine Murray, Ronald Giguere Jr., Lauri Brander, Daniel and Michael Giguere, Amanda Kugler, Liberty Vining, Kenneth Winchester Jr., and Kim and Joseph Winchester. She was great-grandmother to Melissa and Aaron LaCrosse, Mathew, Steven, Robert and Autumn Giguere, Jenny Charbonnier, Carrie Brooks, Samantha Brander, Ryan, Mikey and Patricia Giguere and Emma Winchester, Samara and K.J. Winchester. She was great-great-grandmother to Noah LaCrosse, Mathew Jr., and Jameson Giguere, Chase Winchester, Craig Vining, Emily and Olivia Charbonnier.

Our mom was such an optimist and was always up for the next adventure. She had a zest for life and always saw the best in life and people. She will be so missed by her devoted neighbors and loving friends and family.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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