HOOKSETT - Joan A. (McLain) Newcomb, 76, of Hooksett, passed away at home on Dec. 18, 2012.
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She was born in Boston on Aug. 2, 1936, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Gray) McLain and grew up in Holbrook, Mass. She had been a New Hampshire resident since 1986, living in Bedford and for the last 12 years, in Hooksett. She retired as the director of case management for the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. She was an active parishioner of Ste. Marie Church. She enjoyed needlepoint and loved her Maine coon cats.
Family members include her husband of 53 years, Paul F. Newcomb; two daughters, Alice Kosiarski and her husband Donald, of Hooksett, and Maureen Newcomb of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, David Newcomb and his wife Susan, of Woodsboro, Md., and Paul Andrew Newcomb of Penn Hills, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Aprill (and husband Mike), Andrew, Peter, John, Bethany, James, Dallas, and Boaz; one great-grandson, Kai; a sister and her husband, Elizabeth & Joseph Mihalus, of Corona, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours are at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in Ste. Marie Church. Committal services will follow in the chapel at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Office of Development, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, 03756. For more information or to view an on-line tribute, go to www.phaneuf.net .
Phaneuf Funeral Home
250 Coolidge Avenue Manchester, NH 03102
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 20, 2012