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Joan Healy

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Joan D. Healy

1928 - 2014 NORTHAMPTON Joan D. (Tacy) Healy, 85, of Dogwood Lane, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst. Born in Northampton on Aug. 10, 1928, she was the daughter of Frederick and Emily (Bedard) Tacy. Joan lived in Chesterfield for many years before moving to Northampton in 2002. She worked at New England Tel & Tel for many years. Joan also served as Post Master in Chesterfield for 18 years, retiring in 1992. She worked election polls and was a member of the Chesterfield Council on Aging where she was a former member of the Board of Directors. She was a longtime Communicant of Our Lady of the Hills Parish in Haydenville. Joan's husband, Morris "Babe" Healy, passed away in 2003. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Schwartz; son, Steven Healy of Southampton; her two daughters Karen Denno of Florence and Frances Sikorski of Hatfield, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her three brothers, Roland, Howard and Stanley Tacy and by two sisters, Grace Brazeau and Bertha White, and was the last of 13 children. FUNERAL NOTICE: Joan's funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the AHEARN FUNERAL HOME, 783 Bridge Rd., Northampton, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Hills Church in Haydenville at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the spring in Center Cemetery in Chesterfield. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to our Lady of the Hills Church, 173 Main St., Haydenville, MA 01039.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 20, 2014
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