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Joan E. Logan

Joan E. Logan, 90, of Bush Hill Road, Ipswich, passed away at home on August 4, 2020 following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Logan, Sr who passed in September 1997.

Born in Brighton on August 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Theresa H. (Bernard) Healy of Brighton.  Growing up, Joan spent her summers with family in Brewster on Cape Cod.  She was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton going on to train and become a Dental Assistant. She volunteered for the American Red Cross as a Grey Lady during the war. She and John married in 1952 at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton and later moved to Ipswich where they made their home and raised their family of nine children. Joan and her husband were active for many years in Ipswich politics. They were communicants of Saint Joseph Church (Our Lady of Hope) where Joan spent many years as a volunteer preparing the flowers for the altar.  She left her mark as a volunteer for HAWC (Housing for Abused Women and Children) and was a champion of the rights and care of the mentally ill, working at the Ipswich Crisis Center for some time. Joan also volunteered for many years at Beverly Hospital. Joan was a loving and generous friend to many and was blessed with a devoted Companion in later years, Michelle Chasse.  She never lost her love of laughter and would remind her children that she had not yet reached the Senior Citizen stage of life. She loved Crane’s Beach, a rye and ginger, talking on the phone, and making sure her children knew the importance of learning the Palmer Method of penmanship. Her spirit and mastery of the “sit down, let’s have a visit” is something her grandchildren will always remember.

She is survived by five sons, John R. Logan, Jr.  and his wife Anne of Haverhill, Thomas A. Logan of Ipswich, William A. Logan and his wife Donna of Haverhill, Justin M. Logan and his wife Robin of Southboro, Andrew Logan and his wife Jennifer of Amesbury; four daughters, Ellin B. Carroll and her husband Ronald E. of Ipswich, Mary K. Logan wife of the late Philip Englehardt, Elizabeth Logan and Suzanne Logan all of Ipswich; twelve  grandchildren, Shannon, Ryan and Christopher Carroll, Theresa and Justin Jr. Logan, Sarah, Caroline and Danny Logan, Joshua and Courtney Logan, Austin and Hayden Logan, Nicole and Francis Englehardt and her seven great grandchildren, Tyler, Avery and Tara Carroll, Lilah Johnston, Maya and Yaya and Willow Englehardt.  Joan also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins from the South Shore to Manchester, NH, Atlanta, California and North Carolina. She will be missed by all.  She was the sister of the late Barbara (Ruggiero) Walsh and Ruthann Hurley, both formerly of Dedham.

A private Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Hope Church followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.


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