Joan Ann (Barnard) Murphy, lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, June 17 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield at the age of 87. Joan was born on August 21, 1933, in Springfield, MA, a daughter of John and Doris (Hathaway) Barnard. She was educated at local schools in Springfield and was a graduate of the High School of Commerce. Joan held a long career as an operation supervisor at AG Edwards and Sons in Springfield, before retiring in 1988. She leaves behind her loving children, Donna M. DeValle and her husband, Timothy of Punta Gorda, FL, Lawrence J. Pagliaro and his wife Angela, of Ludlow, Sheila Murphy of Worcester, adopted daughter, Terry Alexopoulos of Longmeadow, brother, Roger Barnard and his wife, Dorothy, of Hollidaysburg, PA, her cherished grandchildren, Tracie and Joe Mazza of Boca Raton, FL, Gina and Ricky Varandas of Ludlow, Nicole Pagliaro and Lynne Wallace of Fredericksburg, VA, Anthony DeMaio and Liz Begley of Ludlow, MA, Alex Fuller of Springfield, and Emily Pagliaro of Ludlow, step grandchildren, Aziza, Alyssa, Alexandra, and Skye, and great grandchildren, Gina, Carmino, Mason, Ricardo, Kit, and Gia, and sister in law, Jeannette Barnard of Springfield, and Patricia Barnard of Longmeadow . In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her beloved daughter, Gayle Ann DeMaio in January 2016, brothers, Richard, Jack, and Donald Barnard, sister, Barbara Larkin and sister in law, Peg Barnard. Mom you taught us everything we know, except how to live without you and Nana we love you more. Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, June 24, for visitation for Joan from 4-7 p.m. at Hafey Springfield Chapels, 494 Belmont Avenue. A funeral home service will be held for Joan on Friday, June 25, at 12 noon, followed by committal prayers and burial at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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