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1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
HORRIGAN, Joan Elizabeth Of Newton and West Dennis passed away Saturday June 25, 2016 at the Lasell House Newton at the age of 86. She was born on October 22, 1929 in Cambridge. Daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Monroe) Horrigan. She graduated from Newton High School 1947, Trinity College Washington DC 1951, and received doctorate from Staley College of the Spoken Word, Brookline (notable graduates: James Michael Curley, John F. Kennedy, Dapper O'Neil and master's degree from Radcliffe College 1953. Devoted sister of John "Jack" Horrigan of Newton. Loving cousin of Frank Horrigan of Bedford, Nancy Horrigan Cronan of New Bedford, Patricia Horrigan Pakos of Sudbury and Francis Horrigan of Southwick. Joan taught English at Dartmouth High School, Watertown High School and for 44 years as a Professor of Communication Arts at Framingham State University. Late member of Professional Registered Parliamentarian (NAP). Parliamentarian for Dance Teachers' Club of Boston. Inc. and American Society, Inc. for more than 10 years. She was an avid bridge player and during the summers she enjoyed playing golf on Cape Cod. Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON Friday July 1st at 9am. Followed by Funeral Mass in Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola 28 Commonwealth Ave Chestnut Hill at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Thursday June 30th from 3-7 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Joan may be made to the . Funeral Home Handicapped Accessible. For directions and guest book please visit www.lehmanreen.com Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home 617 782 1000 Brighton
Published in The Boston Globe from June 28 to June 29, 2016
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