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Obituary: Remembering Mansfield resident Joan F. (McLaren) Dahlbeck

Joan F. (McLaren) Dahlbeck passed away at the age of 75.

Joan F. (McLaren) Dahlbeck, age 75, of Mansfield, formerly of Wrentham, passed away in the comfort of her daughters home in Mansfield, surrounded by her beloved family, on Monday, January 28, 2013.

Born in Boston, MA on July 17, 1937, she was a loving daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (Russell) McLaren. She grew up in Brookline and was a graduate of St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Brookline.

A resident of Mansfield for the past 25 years, she had formerly resided in Wrentham where she raised her family. Prior to retiring Joan had worked for many years in the proof operations department at Bank of America, and had formerly been employed in the administration offices at the Wrentham State School.

Joan treasured the times spent with family and friends. Her interests included shopping and traveling, and she was an avid faithful New England sports fan.

She is survived be her devoted children, Cindy Stinchfield and her husband Douglas of Mansfield, Kenneth Dahlbeck of Norton, Brenda Reynolds and her husband Thomas of California, Kevin Dahlbeck and his wife Rachel of North Attleboro and George Dahlbeck and his wife Diane of New York. The sister of Nancy Sarazen and her husband Donald of Stoneham and Francis McLaren, she is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Brandon and Jessica Stinchfield, Erika Swanson, and Max and Sarah Dahlbeck.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 31st from 5-7 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.

A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of visitation on Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home. Private burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, Joan’s family has requested that donation in her memory be made to the Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

To send the Dahlbeck family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com

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