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Joan P. Stentiford
December 16, 1945 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Joan Patricia Stentiford, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2023, after a brief illness. A Boston native, Joan was born on December 16, 1945, and spent her life dedicated to nursing, family, and the pursuit of laughter.
Educated at Notre Dame Academy of Hingham and a proud graduate of Melrose Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing class of 1968, Joan held many titles in nursing leadership and bedside care throughout her career. She was particularly passionate about working with the elderly, a commitment that left a lasting impact on countless lives in the community.
Joan's life was characterized by her friendly disposition, her loving nature, and her great sense of humor. She was a woman who could light up a room with her laughter and was always ready with a warm and welcoming smile. Joan was a source of joy to all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert F. Stentiford Jr., and her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Walsh. Joan is survived by her children Kristen L. Robishaw of North Reading, Sean D. Stentiford of West Hollywood, California, and Shannon Michele Rigali of Boxford. Her legacy also lives on in her grandchildren, Stephen and Joseph Robishaw, Joshua and Michael Rigali, and Lydia Rigali, all of whom she loved dearly.
Joan is also survived by her siblings John (Jack) Curran of Hingham, Barry Curran of Milton, and James (Buzzy) Curran of Foxboro. Her sister-in-law, Jean Stentiford Lewis of Lynnfield, and many nieces, nephews, and friends also remember her fondly.
Joan was an avid traveler, always looking forward to the next adventure. She loved to follow sports, but what she loved most was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Joan will be remembered as a woman who lived her life with an open heart and a ready laugh. Her memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate to have known her. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of her loved ones.
Joan’s life was a testament to the power of laughter, the strength of family, and the importance of caring for others. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her life, a life well-lived and filled with love.
Visitation on Thursday from 4-7pm. Burial Services will be private.