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Londonderry, NH — Joan Fontaine, 83, of Londonderry, N.H., entered into eternal peace on July 19, 2014 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass. after a brief illness. Joan was born in Brentwood, N.H. to Alfred Castricone and Mary (Royer) Castricone on July 14, 1931. Joan was a member of the Class of 1949 at Pinkerton Academy. She was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish for more than 60 years.

Joan leaves wonderful memories to be cherished by her loving husband, Gene, of 64 years, and their eight children, Patricia Arsenault and husband, James of Bedford, N.H., Carol Coughlin of Tallahassee, Fla., Nancy Cofrin of Londonderry, N.H., Daniel Fontaine and his wife, Sharlene of Londonderry, N.H., Marie Brown and her husband, Buster of Derry, N.H., Janet Sannella and her husband, Arthur of Londonderry, N.H., Joyce Jaques and her husband, Nigel of Nashotah, Wis., Robert Fontaine and his wife, Robyn of Milford, Ohio.

Joan also enjoyed her grandchildren, David and Aaron Arsenault, Erika and Krista Coughlin, Shawn and Bryan Cofrin, April, Jamie and DJ Fontaine, Ken Brown, Samantha Sannella, Evan and Tyler Jaques, Skyler and Halle Fontaine, as well as her nine great-grandchildren. Joan is survived by her sister, Arlene (Putney) Dalton of Longwood, Fla. She was predeceased by her sister, Marlene (Putney) Keel and her brother, Donald Couture.

When asked by her husband and children for a word to describe her these are the words that came to mind: Loving, Giving, Generous, Inspirational, Sincere, Selfless, Compassionate, Caring, Friend, Fun and last but not least Fiesty. Joan enjoyed a full life with her family and loved spending her afternoons with her dear friend, Teri Rosone.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry. Following cremation, private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 24, 2014
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