Joan Chaisson

September 3, 1932October 29, 2018
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Joan H. Chaisson, 86, passed away on October 29, 2018 at the South Dennis Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born in Natick and was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Helen (Fraser) Holt. Joan graduated from Natick High and went on to receive her LPN from Addison Gilbert Nursing School. She worked at Addison Gilbert Hospital and Leonard Morse Hospital before becoming a full time mother to 6 children while working at the Murphy School cafeteria and was also an assistant Girl Scout leader. Joan enjoyed with her husband Leo, watching many of their grandchildren’s sporting and school events. She loved travelling, camping and her yearly trips to Alaska. She was also a member of a bowling league for many years. She was a kind and caring soul always thinking of others before herself. Joan is predeceased by husband of 62 years Leo V. Chaisson She is survived by her beloved children, Gail and her husband Bruce Speca of West Dennis, Lynda and her husband Thomas Simeone of South Yarmouth, Leo Jr. and his wife Cindy of Holliston, Susan and her husband Gary McCarthy of Upton, Keith Chaisson and his partner Paul Jacques of Orange, CT and Michael Chaisson of Anchorage, AK; nine grandchildren, Kristen Simeone, Tricia Simeone , Nicole Simeone, Timothy Speca, Kevin McCarthy, Matthew McCarthy, Angela Chaisson, Leo Chaisson III and Alison Chaisson. She is also survived by her sisters Sandi Giordano, Beverly Major, Nancy Gossum, and the late Barbara Greene. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law Marie Czarnetzki and many nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation, services and a reception will be held November 2nd at the Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, Route 134, South Dennis starting at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service starting at 10:30. Burial will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Holiday Fund at Thirwood Place, 237 North Main St, South Yarmouth MA, 02664. For online condolences, please visit


  • Leo V. Chaisson, Husband
  • Gail Speca, Daughter
  • Lynda Simeone, Daughter
  • Leo Chaisson Jr., Son
  • Susan McCarthy, Daughter
  • Keith Chaisson, Son
  • Michael Chaisson, Son


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2018

Joan Chaisson

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Beverly Holt

November 18, 2018

My sister Joan was the best sister anyone could ask for. She was loving and kind and always wanted what was best for us all. I always looked up to her? She stood up for me when I got married and was Godmother to my son. She was the best aunt to all our children and will be missed by them sadly. Joan always wanted the best for everyone and made sure we were taken care of. My heart is broken and I will miss her my angel in heaven until we meet again and be reunited with our love ones and be a family again. With love ❤️ your sister Bevie

Gerry Czarnetzki

November 1, 2018

Leo and Joan were my favorite uncle and aunt. They were happy, loving, and my parents enjoyed their company whenever we could get together. Leo loved to fish and my dad Harold (Bud) enjoyed his company when they did. Aunt Joan was very close to my mother Marie and they shared that loving example with their example. They both raised large families, and worked hard for their families. We will miss you Aunt Joan! Thank you for being part of our family. Gerry Czarnetzki and Family

Tricia Simeone

October 31, 2018

To our entire family, it breaks my heart losing Gram. I’ll forever be thankful for having had the opportunity to live with her for two months last year and to have spent many hours with her in her final days. We have a strong support system and will get through this together. Thinking of everyone during this difficult time. <3