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Joan Bentley

Joan Bentley

Thursday, June 21st, 1928 Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

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It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Joan Bentley of Nashua, NH and formerly of Lexington, MA. She was born in Canada 90 years ago and after meeting her husband Raymond in Daytona Beach, FL they were happily married for 66 years.

Joan was a people person and enjoyed meeting new people in church and at the Huntington. At Hancock Church in Lexington, MA, where she was a member for 52 years, she will be best remembered as Chairperson of the Dinner Committee, a job she held and enjoyed for many years.

In Florida, Joan and Raymond had a home in a gated community and she would laugh as she told how she was “Commodore of the Boat Club” even though they never actually owned a boat. As winter members of the North Port Community Church in Florida for several years, her cooking trait came out again as she prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for those away from home.

Joan was always proud of her children, Peter, Mark, Glen, Susan and Karen and she loved their spouses as well. In later years she was equally proud of her 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Joan is also survived by her 103 year old sister Isobell McKinnon.

SERVICES: All are welcome to attend a service on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00AM at the First Congregational Church, 1 Concord St., Nashua. A light luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Memorial donations in Joan’s name are encouraged to be sent to the Huntington at Nashua, "Employee Appreciation Fund" or the "Scholarship Fund," 55 Kent Lane, Nashua, NH 03062.

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    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Church Congregational
    1 Concord Street
    Nashua, NH
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019
    Rev. Andrew Armstrong

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Isobel, Barbara, Heather, Ian and families

Joan will be missed at our family get togethers. Ray, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep well.
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Kimberly Hogan

My heartfelt condolences to all of the Bentley family, especially Sue and Sean and their children. Joan was a lovely, caring woman whom I have fond memories. Kim and Rick Hogan
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Jeremy Martin

May she rest in peace. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. She has given us all at St. John's a wonderful daughter, Susan.
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Joe Tripp

Joan was a very special person and I thought of her as one of my adopted moms! She and Ray graciously welcomed me into their home and lives while I was a student minister at Hancock Church in Lexington back in 1984+ and I have enjoyed their special friendship ever since. Joan was such a lovely person, always upbeat, willing to help others, took tremendous pride in her children, and was beloved by all who knew here. May God surround you and your family with peace and love, Ray, in these days of sadness. I share your grief and stand beside you now and always. With Love and gratitude for an amazing woman, The Rev. Joe Tripp
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Janet Carr

We knew Joan for many years in Lexington in the couples club. She was a great worker and was always welcoming to everyone. She will be missed by many. Our condolences to all the Bentleys.
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