1939 – 2014

NORWAY — Joanne M. Packard, 74 of Rumford, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Stephens Memorial Hospital, surrounded by the love of her entire family.

She was born in Livermore Falls on Dec. 18, 1939, a daughter of Willie H. and Mary Therrien Begin Sr., and was educated in Livermore Falls schools.

Joanne was a homemaker. She was an avid hunter and fisherwoman. She enjoyed logging with her father as a young girl, and she loved horses and her dogs. She was a talented musician who loved to play country music, sing and play guitar to her family and friends. She was often invited to play in many dance clubs.

She was a former member of Le Voltigeur Snowshoe Club, AMVETS and the Eagles Club in Biddeford and Rumford.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Packard and his wife, Michelle, of Arundel and Timothy Packard and his wife, Lisa, of Biddeford; three daughters, Beatrice Smith and her husband, Kenneth, of Norway, Carol Packard and her companion, Richard Pate, of Biddeford and Barbara Roy and her husband, David, of Lyman; four sisters, Jeanette Bryant of Rumford, Martha Gauthziet of Buxton, Constance Williams of New York and Irene Pratt of Bryant Pond; seven grandchildren, Sheryl Hamilton, Kenneth Lovejoy, Mary Ann Packard, Marijo Packard-Hazlerig, Joey Pepin, Amanda Packard and Ryan Belanger; three great-grandchildren, Amber Hamilton, Aaron Hazlerig and Isabella Hazlerig; one great-great-granddaughter, Navaeh Spaid; and several uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents; her son, John R. Packard Jr.; and brothers, Willie H. Begin Jr. and Wilfred Begin.

Many thanks to all those who helped care for her in her fight against cancer. A special, heartfelt thank-you to her very best friend, Lisa Arsenault and family, for the care and love they supplied her through the year.

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