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Joanne M. MacFarlane

December 7, 1944 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 75)

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Private Services are being Held.

Danvers – Joanne M. (Pellegrino) MacFarlane, 75, died Sunday morning, August 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Winthrop on December 7, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Susi) Pellegrino.  She was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1962.  She holds an Associate in Science Degree with High Academic Achievement from North Shore Community College, class of 1979, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Merrimack College, Class of 1981, where she was consistently on the Dean’s List.  Joanne worked as a Controller and Head of Accounting for many companies. She was a long-time volunteer at St. Mary’s teaching CCD, Camp Fire Girl & Cub Scout Troop Leader, Girl Scout Troop Grammie, Salem Children’s Hospital Gift Shop, North Shore Music Theatre, and the Senior Center where she did taxes.  Above all, she played a significant role in raising her family and grandchildren, which were her biggest pride and joy.

Surviving her are her four children: Edward Jr. and Samantha MacFarlane, Richard and Kim MacFarlane, Elaine MacFarlane, and Daniel and Laurie MacFarlane.  She will be fondly remembered as “The Coolest Grammie” by her beloved grandchildren:  Mark Ruiz, Amanda & Mike Stone, Natasha MacFarlane, Tia & Kevin Kenney, Ricky MacFarlane, Alex MacFarlane, Alyssa Billert, Brooke Billert, Daniel MacFarlane Jr., Nathaniel MacFarlane and Sarah MacFarlane.  She was predeceased by her daughter Linda MacFarlane and her close friend Ralph Zenoby.

Services for Joanne will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please send money to your most meaningful charity in her memory.

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