SOUTHWICK: Joan Beverly Reardon (nee Farewell) died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home in Southwick, Massachusetts at the age of 90 years.
Joan is survived by her five children: daughter Patricia and husband Ralph Welliver of Springfield, Massachusetts, son Michael and wife Susan Reardon of Plymouth, Massachusetts, son Randall Reardon of Northampton, Massachusetts, son Timothy and wife Randi Reardon of King City, California and daughter Susan and husband Edward Hepburn of Southwick, Massachusetts.
Joan has 12 grandchildren (Raymond, Jannelle, Timothy, Jeffrey, Miranda, Adrianne, Jessica, Brian, Joshua, Riley, Kaily and Carly), 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Nothing made Joan happier than spending time with her ever-growing family.
Joan was born September 27, 1930, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She attended school in Holyoke, graduating from high school in 1948. She married the love-of-her-life, Raymond Edward Reardon, in 1951 and lived in the Holyoke/Chicopee area, before moving to Southwick in 1955.
Joan was an avid book reader. Ray and Joan loved cross-country car and RV trips and spent several winters in the Florida Everglades and South Padre Island in Texas. They also loved York Beach, Maine and spent many wedding anniversaries there.
At Joan’s request, there will not be a service, only a private family gathering.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, 575 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 and/or the Southwick Fire Department, 15 Depot Street, Southwick, MA 01077.
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