Joan K. (Oliver) FureyJune 25, 1934 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 82)
Joan K. Furey of Main St., Winthrop passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on May 13, 2017. She was 82 years old. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Charlotte (Whippin) and Stanley P. Oliver. A life long resident of Winthrop, She worked for the Winthrop Housing Authority for several years and retired from the Revere Housing Authority as a coordinator.
Joan met William Furey at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks during the 1950 Saint Patrick's Day Dance following his recent U.S.M.C discharge and they became close friends until July 1950 when his reserve unit was activated for the Korean War and later during his transfer back to USMCR. Joan was a graduate of Winthrop High School and Newbury College. She was Past President of the Winthrop Emblem Club #15 and a charter member of their Drill Team that participated in many local social events and became two time winners of the National Emblem Club Drill Team Competitions. She was a 5 year secretary of the Winthrop Memorial Day Committee and Past President of the JFK Chapter 44 Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary that was very active in their Nationwide efforts to protect American Military Services and Veteran Benefits. President John F. Kennedy was a member of this Chapter and his mother Rose was a Past President of DAV Chapter 44 Auxiliary.
She was the devoted wife of William Furey and the loving mother of Sean W. Furey and his wife Deborah of South Carolina, Colin Furey and his wife Patricia of Winthrop and the late Kathleen C. Nocton. Cherished grandmother of Danielle Furey of San Francisco, Bryan Furey of Attleboro, Charlotte Nocton, William Nocton, Kevin Furey, Kelley Furey and Kenneth Furey all of Winthrop. Dear sister of Clifford Oliver of New Hampshire, Ethyl Hellender and her husband Arthur of Winthrop, Charles Oliver of Florida and Rachel Reardon of New Hampshire.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
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