Joan Edna Monroe
October 9, 1930 – August 6, 2019
Joan Monroe, 88 Falmouth, ME- Joan E. Monroe, 88, of Falmouth died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Sedgewood Commons Care Facility in Falmouth. She was born October 9, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of Alice (Carter) and Francis C. Bell. She was educated in the Tenafly, NJ schools where she played basketball, volleyball and was a football cheerleader on the High School teams. Joan also sang in the Glee Club.
Joan was a homemaker until her sons were in junior high school. After moving to Cumberland in 1966, she was a member of the New Comers Club, a member of Val Halla Golf Club and was a den leader for a Cub Scout Patrol. She then pursued a career of office work in the insurance industry and later worked as an OSD Clerk for Roadway Trucking for 22 years where she retired in 1992. In retirement, Joan worked part time for Cole Haan Shoes in Yarmouth.
Joan was athletic and enjoyed golf and jogging. She was a fan of the New York Giants and then the New York Jets. Joan enjoyed reading books about spirituality, Ireland and Scotland.
She was predeceased by her former husband and good friend, Dr. Harold J. Monroe.
Joan is survived by her two sons, Matthew Lee Monroe and his wife Nancy of New Harbor, Maine and Gerald Glen Monroe and his wife Sharon of Concord, NH; four grandchildren, Andrew Monroe, US Navy, Fort Dix NJ, Jason Monroe and his wife Katelyn of South Boston MA, Christopher Monroe and his fiancée Kaytlynn Jacobs-Brett of Concord, NH, and Catherine Monroe of Concord NH; her niece, goddaughter and friend Jill Toher of Durham, ME.
Visiting hours will be held from 10 – 11 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial will follow at Moss Side Cemetery, 335 Main St., Cumberland Center, ME.
Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share your condolences, memories and tributes.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to Southern Maine Hospice, or your local SPCA.
- Francis C. Bell, Father
- Alice Bell, Mother
- Dr. Harold J. Monroe, Husband (deceased)
- Matthew Lee Monroe, Son
- Nancy Monroe, Daughter-in-law
- Gerald Glen Monroe, Son
- Sharon Monroe, Daughter-in-law
- Andrew Monroe, Grandson
- Jason Monroe, Grandson
- Katelyn Monroe, Jason's Wife
- Christopher Monroe, Grandson
- Kaytlynn Jacobs-Brett, Christopher's Fiancee
- Catherine Monroe, Granddaughter
- Jill Toher, Niece
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U S Route One, Scarborough, Maine 04074
- Local SPCA
- Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019