Joan Agnes (Donaghy) Garland

Born: Sun., Oct. 31, 1926
Died: Wed., Jul. 4, 2018


Memorial Service

Location: Brookhaven at Lexington


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GARLAND, Mrs. Joan Agnes Donaghy, of Lexington, formerly of Belmont, died peacefully on July 4, 2018 at the age 91.   Joan is survived by a daughter Leslie Garland of Maynard, MA and a son, Andrew, and his wife, Helene and 3 grandchildren, Rachel, Justin and Daniel of Wyckoff, NJ.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Carl. Joan was born on October 31, 1926 in Camden, New Jersey to Agnes and Atlee Donaghy.  She was a proud alumna of Douglas College, and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Mathematics.  After moving to Cambridge, MA she worked at Lincoln Laboratories where she met Carl Garland whom she married in 1955.  She later worked as the Executive Assistant to the Selectman of the Town of Belmont (1975-1987) and was very active in politics, serving as a Town Meeting Member for 20 years as well as being active in the League of Women Voters.  A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 13 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Brookhaven at Lexington, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joan’s life.   Contributions in Joan’s memory to Friends of Acadia (https://friendsofacadia.org/) in lieu of flowers would be sincerely appreciated. www.swdfuneralhome.com

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