75, of Naples, Florida. Formally of Sherborn, Natick, Charlestown, Dennis and Wellfleet. Joan died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 1st after a courageous battle with dementia. Beloved wife of Gary Hamann. Devoted mother of Elizabeth (Hamann) Parrish of Sherborn and her husband, David Parrish; Amy Hamann of Natick and her significant other, Shawn Daley and her late son, “Paulie.” Joan was a loving grandmother, fondly remembered as “Danny” to Paul, Nicole and Sarah Parrish of Sherborn. Daughter of the late Bert White and Emma (White) Lorence. Sister to the late Patricia Ann (White) Kenney. She is survived by nieces Kelly, Tracy and Kerri as well as brother-in-law Kenny Hamann and wife, Susan.
Joan will be remembered for her love of cooking, entertaining and zestfully celebrating holidays. She also enjoyed gardening, animals of all shapes and sizes, painting, children’s books and most importantly – spending time with family. She will be dearly missed and forever in her loved ones hearts.
Her life will be celebrated in a future ceremony upon the passing of her husband and soul mate since the age of 13, Gary.
Expressions of sympathy in Joan’s name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or online at alz.org.
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