Joan E. Kilpatrick, 86, passed away peacefully at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center on March 10, 2018 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Kilpatrick who passed in 2002.
Joan was born on February 19, 1932 in Everett, MA, a daughter to the late Bernard and Grace Durant. She was raised in Malden and attended Malden schools. It was here that she met her future husband, Ralph. The two were married on October 6, 1951, and were together for 50 years, the couple settled in Littleton in 1960 where they lovingly raised their five children.
Ralph and Joan owned and operated Long Lake Variety in Littleton MA in the early 70's. Joan also worked at Digital in Maynard, MA, Info in Ayer, MA, and prior to her retirement she was a Property Manager in Chelmsford MA and Londonderry NH.
She was an avid Bingo player and also loved horse racing and crocheting. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Above all, family was paramount in Joan's life. She was the corner stone of our family and will be dearly missed.
Joan is survived by her children; Kathleen M. Knox and her husband Joseph of Littleton; Patricia A. Jean and her late husband Michael Jean of Nashua; Robert D. Kilpatrick and his wife, Colleen of Winchendon; Richard E. Kilpatrick and his wife Judy of Monmouth, ME; and Michael B. Kilpatrick and his wife Amy of Westford. She is also survived by her sister Kay Dimeco of Hampstead NH and her 13 grandchildren Steph & Steve, Kim, Jon & Brian, Kelly & Rick, Erin, Deb, Michelle, Keri, Mark, Stacia, Brian & Kathryn, Dan & Natalia, Emily and 14 great grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather to honor and celebrate Joan's life from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St. Littleton. Funeral services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan's name to:
309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
Waltham, MA 02452