Joanne M. Lounsbury

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Joanne M. Lounsbury, 68

RUMFORD - Joanne M. Lounsbury, 68, of Rumford, passed away Jan. 26, 2018, at Rumford Hospital. We are certain the reunion with her parents and brother is fully underway.

She was born in Portland, the daughter of Francis R. and Mildred M. McCafferty. She graduated from Deering High School in 1967 and worked for Shaw's corporate office. She moved to Bath and worked as the assistant deputy finance director for many years. In 1988, she moved to Rumford and worked for the Town of Mexico.

Anyone who knew Joanne would agree that she loved to be outdoors tending to her flower beds. Visitors were greeted with open arms, coming into her home feeling welcomed and cozy with homemade food and décor of the current season. Joanne not only gardened but loved to crochet, knit, craft and can.

She was extremely proud of her Finnish heritage, researching the culture, customs, and foods of her ancestors. Something you would hear Joanne say often and something that she lived by was "sisu."

She is survived by her son, Dan Lounsbury of Florida and his children, Thomas, Nic, and Lily; a daughter, Jamie, of Bath and her children, Alyssa and Casey; as well as two sisters, Lisa and Christina; also several nieces and nephews, along with her sister-in-law, Linda McCafferty.

She was predeceased by her brother, Bruce McCafferty of Old Orchard Beach, and her parents.

The family would like to invite you to share your stories and offer condolences on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. while joining them for refreshments and sandwiches at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, (207) 775-3763. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland, followed by a burial at Brooklawn Memorial Park at a later date

You may learn more about Joanne and share your stories at: www.jonesrichandbarnes.com.







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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 31, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street | Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 775-3763
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