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Joan Frances Pariseau, 82, of Merritt Island, entered into rest on Friday, September 28, 2012, at Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice House. Joan was born in Worcester, MA on February 2, 1930 to Hector W. LaPlante and Katherine Kierce.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in English and History at Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, MA and later earned her Masters degree in Special Education at Stetson University. Joan taught school in Brevard County for over 30 years. Initially at St. Mary's Catholic School and the Church of Our Savior Catholic School and for over 20 years teaching children with learning disabilities at Edgewood Junior High.
Joan was prominent in the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities in Florida and helped many children become successful young adults.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Pariseau, and her son, Brian D. Pariseau.
There will be a viewing at 10 am followed by Funeral Mass at 11 am, on Friday, October 5 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2012