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Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA

OBITUARY

Marie "Joan" Motlowitz

21 November , 192727 October , 2019
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Marie “Joan” Motlowitz passed away peacefully October 27, 2019 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Home following complications from a fall. Born in Rumford, ME on November 21, 1927, Joan moved to Springfield, MA at an early age and attended school in Springfield. She leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Nicholas Motlowitz; daughter and son-in-law Maureen and Fred Pycko of Harwich, MA; daughter Marilyn O’Neill of Rocky Hill, CT; five granddaughters, Jennifer, Melanie, Krystina, Natalie, and Michelle; three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Following her marriage on June 3, 1950, she lived in Springfield until 1986 at which time she and her husband moved to Orleans, MA at Cape Cod.

Prior to her marriage, she worked on tobacco farms in Connecticut, a confectionery in Springfield, MA, and as a blueprint machine operator and personal secretary at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT. Joan met the love of her life, Nick, on the dance floor at Terrain Hall and have been loving and devoted partners ever since. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and enjoyed dancing all her life, especially to big band music. In addition to playing cards, one of her favorite pastimes was bingo which she played at local halls and special events held at casinos in MA and CT. Joan loved her family and especially loved to laugh. She was a kind and generous friend, loved to laugh, and was known for the kind gesture of a homemade banana bread. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Calling Hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 from 2-4 PM with a Service Celebrating Joan’s Life at 4 PM. A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at 1 PM. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Springfield, C/O Development Office, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Nicholas Motlowitz, Husband
  • Maureen Pycko, Daughter
  • Marilyn O'Neill, Daughter

Services

  • Calling Hours Wednesday, 30 October , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, 30 October , 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, 1 November , 2019

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Marie "Joan" Motlowitz

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Sheila Jordan

30 October 2019

They say nothing can compare to the love a parent has for their child but I can tell you the same is true for the love a daughter has for her mother. Maureen we are so sorry for your loss but your love shines so beautifully in all that you do. Your mom will live on every day through you with all the wonderful things you do for everyone to make their lives and this world a better place. We love you!!!
Sheila, Craig and PJ

Susan McCabe

30 October 2019

Nick, Maureen and Marilyn, our deepest sympathies upon hearing of Babounne Nanounne’s passing. It brings a smile to my heart remembering the Sunday Liverpool card games with Nicole pointing to Joan’s cards and saying “clowns”. Everyone roared with laughter. I can hear my Jeannine saying “what took you so long”! She will be missed but not forgotten.
Love, Bill & Sue

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