SCARBOROUGH — Joan Woodward passed away Aug. 18, at Pine Point Nursing Home.

She was born in Troy, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1926. Her parents, Emily Boshea and Adolph Edward Revello came to the United States by way of Denmark, escaping the Mussolini regime in Italy, settling in New Haven, Conn. They both died while Joan was a child and after spending some time at an orphanage she and her brother were raised by friends, Katherine and Grant Thompson.

Joan grew up in Troy and there she did some secretarial training. She then married Dean Montgomery Woodward and they moved to his home town of Auburn. There she enjoyed reading, golf, skiing, bridge and working with the Auburn Little Theater.

She leaves behind her four children and their families; Mark Montgomery and Joanne S. Woodward of Cape Elizabeth, Joanne W. Tew of Annapolis, Md., Scott and Nancy Woodward of Scarborough, Jay and Suzanne Woodward of South Portland; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and Edward’s wife, Shirley and her children, Joan’s nieces and nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her parents; her foster parents; and her brother, Edward Revello.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pine Point for all their help and care for the many years that Joan spent with them.

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