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Mrs. Joan Mary (Plante) Vaillancourt

Obituary for Mrs. Joan Mary (Plante) Vaillancourt

October 7, 1930 - February 26, 2020
Beverly, Massachusetts | Age 89

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BEVERLY – Mrs. Joan Mary (Plante) Vaillancourt, 89 of Beverly, beloved wife of Leo J. Vaillancourt passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly.

Born in Danvers, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Melvina (Blanchette) Plante. Raised and educated in Danvers, she was a graduate of the former Holten High School, where she was a cheerleader

A loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; Joan's greatest joy was her family and she took great pride in providing a warm and loving home. Before her marriage, she worked for Ideal Baby Shoe in Danvers.

A longtime resident of Beverly, Joan and her husband Leo travelled the world with their family, due to Leo's active military service. They lived twice in Germany and travelled the United States from sea to shining sea. Joan loved to knit and could be found making sweaters and mittens. She was an avid sports fan, loved music and to dance. She would spend hours with her family relaxing on the beach and loved to play cards. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her husband Leo of Beverly, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage, Joan is survived by her daughters; Lynda Nigro and her husband Steve of Merrimack, NH, Donna Vaillancourt of Beverly, Marcia Small and her husband Jeff of Ipswich and Sandra Steward and her husband Jeffrey of Garland, ME, her son, Leo J. Vaillancourt of Salem, her 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lorayne Ramsdell and Alfred, Arthur and Leo Plante.

ARRANGEMENTS: Joan's funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11 A.M. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St., Danvers. Visiting hours prior to her Mass in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers from 9 to 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Joan's memory to the Alzheimer's Association or to Care Dimensions. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Joan's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923

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Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
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