Joan M. (Crawford) Taves of Natick passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on November 18, 2022. Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late William L. Crawford and Agnes A. Bradley.
Joan was the beloved wife of Emerson Taves, of whom she was married to for 61 years. Devoted mother of Susan Noyes and her husband Douglas of Newbury and Steven Taves of Ellsworth, NH. Loving grandmother of Sydney Noyes. Stepsister of Jude Dawson and Aunt of Debi Hester, both of which predeceased her. Loving Aunt of Dawna Williams of Greenville, SC.
Joan graduated from Brighton High School, class of 1956 and enjoyed many longtime friendships. She was employed by Internal Medicine Associates and worked as a bookkeeper and office manager until her retirement in early 1990’s. She formed numerous longtime relationships with her co-workers and many others associated with Leonard Morse Hospital. Joan was a longtime member of the Natick Democratic Town Committee and Treasurer for State Representative David Linsky for several years. Joan and her husband loved spending time on Cape Cod and made it their second home. Having a small family, she enjoyed spending time with them and was so proud of her granddaughter Sydney. Joan was an avid animal lover, having many canine family members throughout the years and more recently adored her adoptions of multiple greyhounds. Joan was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and Neil Diamond and was delighted with the incorporation of “Sweet Caroline” during the 7th inning stretch.
Funeral Services will be held at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick Common, on Monday, November 28th with visiting hours starting at 11am and services at 12pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Joan may be made to Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
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