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Joan M. Nigro

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NIGRO, Joan M. Of Holmes Beach Florida,formerly of Reading, January 29, 2012 age 95. Beloved wife of the late Ernest L. Nigro Esq. Loving mother of Eugene A. Nigro, Esq and his wife Lauren of Reading and Janice Nigro Esq. and her husband Crandall McLean of Hamilton. Grandmother of Catherine Nigro,Sarah McLean, Christopher (Cody) McLean, Carolyn Nigro, Ernest (Bob) Nigro, Eugene Nigro, IV & Veronika Schmitz. A Funeral will be held from the Lane Funeral Home 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Thursday February 2 at 9am. Followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church Winchester at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Interment Forest Glen Cemetery Reading. Mrs. Nigro was the loving wife of Ernest L. Nigro, Esq., a prominent attorney who founded the law office of Nigro,Pettepit and Lucas, LLP in Wakefield. Working side by side with her husband, Mrs.Nigro was his "gal Friday" offering warmth and compassion to his clients for over forty years. An accomplished artist in her own right, Mrs Nigro studied under well known professionals including John Greenleaf and Helen VanWyk of Rockport. The hallmark of her painting was her exquisite use of color. She exhibited her paintings in the Northeast and Florida, and her prize winning work was featured in various corporate calendars. She led adult education art classes in Reading and Gloucester. Mrs. Nigro was devoted to helping others. As a young women she volunteered at the West End Community Center in Boston working with inner city girls, giving them inspiration to strive for success. Her impact was so great that she remained friends with several of the girls throughout her life. For over thirty years she also volunteered at Winchester Hospital, brightening the days of many patients there. She enjoyed an active life on Anna Maria Island in Florida, volunteering at the pelican Bird Sanctuary and the Long Boat Key Art Association. Mrs Nigro will always be remembered for her deep love and devotion to her family and friends, her unending optimistic attitude and her faith in God and the goodness of others. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Angel Fund, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880. For online condolences pleasevisit www.lanefuneral.com. Lane Funeral Homes Winchester-Burlington 781-729-2580

Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 1, 2012
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