Jo-Ann M. Harvey(1942 - 2014)

JAFFREY - Jo-Ann M. Harvey, 71, formerly of Clarksburg, Mass., passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014 with her husband by her side.

Jo-Ann was born in North Adams, Mass. on Sept. 4, 1942, daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Parisien) Harvey. She was a noted figure in the Jaffrey area being named Citizen of the Year in 1993.

Jo-Ann taught in a number of the local schools as well as Franklin Pierce College. She was active in St. Patrick's Church and an active member of the Knights of Columbus Columbiettes for many years.

Jo-Ann could be seen at the Hancock, and Peterborough Craft Shows and the Eastern States Exposition displaying her quilts in which she took much pride until her eyesight began to fail.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Robert M. Austin, of Jaffrey.

Jo-Ann leaves her sisters, Windella Marion, and Charlotte M. Harvey; her brother, Daniel A. Harvey; a nephew, Christopher Marion; and two nieces, Kim Baran, and Tammy VanGundy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 89 Main Street, Jaffrey, N.H. 03452. Rev. Wilfred Deschamps will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at Conant Cemetery in Jaffrey.

As Jo-Ann was a former Sister of Saint Joseph, donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 34 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, Mass. 01040.

To share photographs, memories or condolences with Jo-Ann's family, please visit her permanent online memorial at

Funeral Home

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center
33 River Street Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486
(603) 532-6484
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Mar. 25, 2014