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SANDOWN, NH FORMERLY OF ANDOVER: Mrs. Joan F. (Reardon) Sullivan, a resident of Sandown, N.H., formerly of Andover and beloved wife of the late James F. Sullivan, passed away on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2015. She was 93-years-old.

Born in Auburn, N.Y. on April 28, 1922, she was the beloved daughter of the late Cornelius and Marie (Fogarty) Reardon. Joan was a WWII Army Lieutenant and had worked as a Registered Nurse while serving in the military and in civilian life as well. In her spare time, Joan enjoyed gardening around her home, traveling and being a member of the Bridge Club for more than 40 years. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her loving children, Ellen M. Boda of Chester, N.H., Kathleen and her husband, Russell G. Marotta of Londonderry, N.H., James F. and his wife, Helen M. Sullivan of Andover, Cornelius T. “Neil” Sullivan of Kingston, N.H., Mary T. and her husband, Robert Gosson of Lawrence and the late Noreen A. Sullivan, beloved cousin, Maryanne Fuszara of Buffalo, N.Y.; grandchildren, Rachael, Aria and Emily Marotta, Robert Jr., Ryan and Nathaniel Boda, Caroline and James Heffernan, Patrick Sullivan and Joan-Marie Gosson, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Joan was also the sister of the late James and Cornelius Reardon.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10 a.m. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment was held in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to the James F. Sullivan Scholarship Fund, c/o Santander Bank, Shawsheen Plaza, Andover, MA 01810. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  May 29, 2015
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