Joan Seigars, 81, of Greenfield, NH died January 1, 2013 at the home of her son and surrounded by her family.
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She was born May 7, 1931 in Bowdoin, Maine, the daughter of John W. Tarr and Barbara (Smith) Tarr. She lived in Nashua and Antrim before moving to Greenfield where she had lived for the last 20 years.
Joan obtained her nursing degree from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Nashua, NH. She worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital for 25 years before going to work at Pheasant Wood Rehabilitation Center and Rivermead Life Care Community in Peterborough. Joan also helped out on occasion at the Yankee Farmer in Greenfield, which was operated by her late husband, Herbert Seigars. Joan valued family above all else and was a loving mother and grandmother to the end. She was a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peterborough.
Joan is survived by her daughter Linette A. Seigars and husband Tim Chandler of Greenfield; her sons Carroll and his wife Diane Seigars of Wolfboro; Steven and his wife Kathleen of Greenfield. Joan will also be missed by her 14 grandchildren; Gregory Seigars, Emily Seigars, Tiffany Seigars, Anthony Valeras, Andrew Valeras, Marisa Valeras, Douglas Seigars, Kristine Seigars, Patrick Seigars, Michael Seigars, Kate Seigars, Jeremy Hall, Daniel Hall, and Benjamin Hall; as well as her 15 great grandchildren; Taylor, Brooke, Peyton, Madeline, Athena, George, Alex, Gillian, Joseph, Madeline, Hunter, Emilija, Ayanna, Alique and Hana Lee.
Joan was predeceased by her husband Herbert Seigars (2009), her daughter Catherine D. Valeras (2011) and her brother David Tarr.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday January 5th, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 PM at Jellison Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Joan's name to Crotched Mountain Foundation, One Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047 or The Nashua Center for the Multiple Handicapped, 18 Simon Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
Jellison Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To view and online obituary please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com.
Jellison Funeral Home
25 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript from Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, 2013