Joan I. Estes, 77 of Greenfield, MA. died Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on August 12, 1941 and was the eldest daughter of Richard J. and Irene (Warger) Tetreault. Joan was raised at the Whitaker Homestead in E. Charlemont, MA. She attend schools in Charlemont and graduated Salutatorian of the Class of 1959. She received her Associates Degree from Northampton Commercial College. Joan worked for a total of 30 years for the Federal Government starting with the Selective Service then transferring after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, to the Social Security Office where she was the sole Service Representative until her retirement. After retiring from government service, she joined her husband in the running of the Big Indian Shop in Charlemont, MA. up until they sold the business in 2009. Over the years she was involved with horse clubs and church activities. She enjoyed cooking, especially baking, gardening, reading and caring for their two dogs.
Joan is survived by her husband Kim of 54 years, her daughter Megan Estes Ryan and her husband William Ryan of Greenfield, MA, and grand girl Sarah Matherson of Rhode Island. She is also survived by her siblings: sisters Jean Fennimore (Donald) of Delaware and Sharon Cason (John Short) of Altamont, NY, and a brother Richard J. Tetreault, II (Marcia) of Charlemont, MA. In addition, she leaves three nieces and three nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Carol Griswold in 2017.
A mass will be held Friday, May 31, at 10:00 A.M at Our Lady of Peace Church, Turners Falls, Ma. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of choice. Burial will be at the convenience of her family at the North Meadows Cemetery.
Thank you to the staff at Buckley Health Care Center for their care.
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