Joan A. (Ratcliffe) Hanson, 79 years of age, passed away at the Alliance Health Care Center in Braintree on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was born in Quincy and had resided in Braintree for most of her life. Joan had been a customer service representative for Eastern Insurance Company in Quincy. She graduated from Braintree High School with the class of 1951. Joan was a member of the Braintree Chapter #69 Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She was the loving mother of Pamela J. Tirrell and her husband William Tirrell of Randolph, Paula Hanson Gadbois of Braintree and the late Pattye Hanson formerly of Braintree. She was the devoted grandmother of Michael and Christine Tirrell and Mattie, Drew and Danny Gadbois. Joan is survived by her sister Shelia R. Wentworth of Braintree. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Visiting hours to which relatives and friends were invited was on Monday, Dec. 23, at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree from 4 to 8 p.m. A private funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Burial at the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Memorial donations may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, N.Y. 10004. www.peckservices.com.
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Published in Braintree Forum from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2013