Joelle LeClair Whitmarsh (1946 - 2013)

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YARMOUTHPORT, MASS. - Joelle LeClair Whitmarsh died Oct. 19 at McCarthy Care Center in E. Sandwich, Mass. She was 67-years-old. A breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Whitmarsh succumbed after a year-long battle with thyroid cancer.

Mrs. Whitmarsh was born in New York City on May 17, 1946. The daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Mrs. Whitmarsh spent her early years abroad and was educated in schools in France, Lebanon, India and the U.S.

Mrs. Whitmarsh was a registered nurse for 30 years. She spent the majority of her nursing career as an ER, ICU and med-surg nurse at Cape Cod Hospital; Norwood Hospital, Norwood, Mass.; and Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough.

Most recently, she worked as a travel nurse and a home health nurse. She became a board-certified aesthetician in 2012.

Mrs. Whitmarsh is survived by her husband, John of 44 years; two daughters, Elizabeth Frattasio of Hanover, Mass. and Claire Gold of Norwood, Mass.; two sisters, Amelia LeClair of Newton, Mass. and Laurie LeClair of Seattle, Wash.; a brother Amory LeClair of Ottawa, Canada; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Homes, 729 Route 134 in South Dennis. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Barnstable, Mass. Burial in Middletown, R.I. will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Barnstable, Mass.; the McCarthy Care Center, E. Sandwich, Mass.; or the Salvation Army.


Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Oct. 22, 2013
Joelle Whitmarsh
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