Joan (Deschenes) Picard of Hanover, formerly of Quincy, died May 9, 2014. Joans family meant the world to her and her children and grandchildren gave her immeasurable joy. She loved spending summers at her house on Lake Ossipee and will be remembered for her humorous stories, sense of fun, caring manner and her friendly nature. A social person by nature she was a board member on the Hanover Council of Aging and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was the owner of the Lets Have Fun Nursery School on Hancock Street in Quincy, a business she operated for 25 years. She was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and served on the Quincy School Committee. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Picard; loving mother of Suzanne Chase and her husband Steven, Renee Parry and her husband Donald, all of Hanover, and Scott Picard and his wife Julie of Durham, N.H.; daughter of the late Rene Deschenes and Agatha (Richter); sister of Mary Folan of Quincy, John Deschenes of Westwood, and the late Norman Deschenes; grandmother of Michael, Kevin and Zachary Chase, Amanda, Aaron, Joseph and Jamie Parry, Riley and Annie Batchelder and Thomas and Lucy Picard. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, Hanover, at 10 a.m. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to
, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Published in The Patriot Ledger from May 10 to May 12, 2014