Joan E. (Kelly) Cavagnaro

Joan E. Cavagnaro (Kelly) a longtime resident of Holbrook, passed away peacefully on July 24th, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Jerome L. and Helen Kelly and stepdaughter of late Doris Kelly. Joan was born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, later moving to Holbrook. Joan graduated from Roxbury Memorial Girls High school in 1949.

Joan was a long-time parishioner of St Joseph's Catholic Church and member of the ''Josepheene's, Holbrook women's bowling league and the ''31'' Club. She worked for the Town of Holbrook, Lauriats Bookstore and CVS. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She brought joy to everyone with her sense of humor, guidance, and generosity. Joan always remembered everyone's birthday and special dates, you could always count on receiving a card from her.

Joan was a loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Nana, Great Nana and friend to many. She will be greatly missed. She was the wife of the Late Louis (Gigi) F. Cavagnaro and is predeceased by her son Christopher and her sister Geraldine. She was the devoted mother to Thomas and his wife Pam of Whitman, Stephen of Holbrook, and James and his wife Pam of East Bridgewater and Sister Carol Hornstra of Hanover. She was a Nana of 13 and Great Nana of 21.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday August 14th at 10:30 at St.
Joseph's Church Holbrook. Burial will immediately follow at the Union Street Cemetery, Holbrook.


Last Name: HILL
City: Holbrook MA
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/09/2023

It was a great honor to have had Joan as a friend. We had so many laughs together & just plain old nice visits. I can't adequately express how much I will miss her.

First Name: Patty
Last Name: Nee
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Entry Date: 08/12/2023

Joan was a lovely woman, and I feel honored to have known her my entire life. She was thoughtful, and really did give the best cards. A few years ago, I had one of the birthday cards she gave me framed and it hangs in my kitchen. There isn't a time that I don't pass it by and smile. To her family, may memories of Joan be a blessing. And, as my mom used to call her with affection, "Joanie Baloney", I love you and I'm going to miss you, Love Patty Ann

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