Millinocket and Wells – Joan R. Manzo, 73, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was born September 4, 1945 in Millinocket, the daughter of Clinton and Minnie (Hutchins) Hartley.
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Joan grew up in Millinocket, and was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1963. She enjoyed working with crafts, spending time at camp, and travelling – alternating years between going on cruises and taking bus tours with her husband, Roger. Joan will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.
She is survived by her husband 25 years, Roger Manzo of Millinocket; two children, Edward C. Thompson, and Joleen DeWitt and her husband Corey, all of Wells; a granddaughter, Michaela DeWitt of Wells; three step children, Tony Manzo of Orrington, David Manzo and his wife Jill of Hampden, and Carla Morrison of Westbrook; four grandchildren, Jordan Manzo, David Manzo, Anthony Morrison, and Cameron Morrison; siblings James Hartley, Marjorie Mason, Ronald Hartley and his wife Audrey, and Clint Hartley and his wife Madeline; two sisters in law, Kay Shea and Shelley Thompson; and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan will also be missed by her best friend, Louise Ware. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her first husband, Edward B. Thompson, a granddaughter Courtney Jo DeWitt, a sister in law, Lorraine Hartley, and a brother in law, Bruce Mason.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Katahdin Health Care for the thoughtful and loving care given to Joan and the courtesies extended to the family.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 1-3 P.M. Friday, March 22 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket, where funeral services will begin at 3 P.M., officiated by Rev. Herschel Hafford. Spring interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Joan may be sent to the Activities Fund at Katahdin Health Care, 22 Walnut Street, Millinocket, ME 04462.