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Joanne Loynd

posted Jul 12, 2010, 4:44 AM by Kitty Smith   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 6:46 AM by Janice Ward ]

July 9th, 2010

Dear Green Thumb members,
Today we have received the sad news that our friend and fellow Green Thumbs member, Joanne Loynd, died yesterday of the cancer that she fought so hard for so long. As many of you know, up until a month or so ago Joanne was active and involved with her family and many Concord activities. In fact, she was one of the members of the Green Thumbs committee that undertook the restoration/rejuvenation of Mandrioli Park this spring, and even attended planning meetings in between hospital visits---never telling the others of her hospitalization. Joanne, incidentally, got us started on this project a year ago when she "persuaded" members of her family to accompany her to the Park on a hot summer day for hours of trimming and taming the Burning Bush hedge.
When we pass by the Park we will always be able to remember her---her enthusiasm, her love of West Concord, and her friendship.
Visiting hours will be at the Concord Funeral Home on Belknap Street on Monday, the 12th, from 4 to 8 PM. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, the 13th, at 10 AM with burial following in Sleepy Hollow.
The family has requested that contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Warners Pond (so close to Joanne's heart and indefatigable attention). Addresses can be found in her published obituary.
The West Concord Green Thumbs will send flowers. And here I am looking for suggestions: if any of you know Joanne's favorite flowers would you let me know so that we can honor her in the best possible way.