Joan Shay

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Joan Shay

KITTERY - Joan Shay, 62, of Eliot Road in Kittery, died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.

Born in Dorchester, Mass., on October 27, 1951 she was the daughter of the late James and Marie (Hanwell) Barry. She was raised in and attended local schools in Peabody, Mass., where she would graduate from Peabody High School. Joan graduated from Nursing School working as a nurse before she began a family.

On March 3, 1973, Joan married her loving husband of nearly forty one years Timothy Shay and following his discharge from the USAF they returned to the Portsmouth, Kittery area to raise their family. They have lived in Kittery for over 25 years.

Joan always had a project in the works, and loved crafting, caring for her many house plants and was an aspiring watercolor painter who loved to spend time in her gardens. Her first love was her family, gathering loved ones together and later in life she spent time with her grandson whom she adored.

Joan is survived by her husband Tim of Kittery, daughters Susan O'Brien of Dover, N.H., and Julie Shay and Sarah Shay both of Kittery, Her grandson Timothy O'Brien and a brother and sister in law Edward Berry and his wife Laura of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Friends may visit with Joan's family on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JS Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road Kittery, Maine 03904, where a funeral will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Care for the Shay family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.

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Kittery, ME 03904-1064
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2014