Mrs. Joan Mary (Plante) Vaillancourt

  • Born: October 7, 1930
  • Died: February 26, 2020
  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

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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


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are sorry for your loss and pray for all the best for your whole family

Posted by Mike & Joanne Chilson - Center Ossipee, NH - Friend   March 03, 2020

We love you, Memere. Thank you for all the love, care and time you took with the boys. You are in our hearts always.

Posted by Jennifer Gallucci - BEVERLY, MA - Friend   March 02, 2020

Joan we will all miss you at Care One resting in the arms of Jesus thank you for making us smile everyday

Posted by Sharon Buckley - Beverly, MA - Friend   March 01, 2020

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Leo Vaillancourt and Family. We have so many fond memories of Joan over so many wonderful years. We are truly sorry for your loss. God Bless

Posted by Bryan and Marci Cunningham - Salem, MA - Friend   March 01, 2020

Charlie and I are sorry to hear of Joan's passing. May the memories of your get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Martha Thurston - Brandon, VT - Friend   February 29, 2020

I'm so glad I was able to visit with her while I was in town last week. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family in this difficult time.

Posted by Bob & Lynn Putnam - Colleyville, TX - Family   February 29, 2020

Joan will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful person and Mother. With our deepest sympathy to Sandy and Leo and the family.
Pat & Jack Stewart

Posted by John & Patricia Stewart - Stanley, NC - Family   February 29, 2020

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