Joan D. (Chouinard) Martel

June 15, 2018


Joan D. (Chouinard) Martel, 81, of Assonet passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Martel.

Joan was born in Fall River the daughter of the late Roland and Bertha (McCarthy) Chouinard. Joan graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy. Mrs. Martel devoted her life to raising her family. Joan also owned and operated the Slab Bridge Country Craft Store for many years. She was a communicant of Saint Bernard's Church and a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society for many years. Joan was also a member of the Freetown Council on Aging. She enjoyed making crafts and singing in the choir.

Survivors are her children: Laurie A. Martel of Assonet; Cheryl M. Buono and her husband Jeff of Leominster; Bruce R. Martel of Dartmouth; Linda L. Bouchard and her husband Ray of Fall River and Mark P. Martel and his wife Jennifer of Fall River; six grandchildren: Sarah, Kyle, Amanda, Jonathan, Kevin and Steve; two brothers: Paul Chouinard of Fall River; Peter Chouinard of Westport; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Simone Furtado and mother in law of the late Janet Maclaughlin.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:30am from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson Street, Fall River, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am in Saint Bernard's Church, 30 South Main Street, Assonet. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in the Assonet Burying Ground.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4-7pm in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Saint Bernard's Church.

Calling Hours

JUN 18. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720


JUN 19. 8:30 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

Funeral Mass

JUN 19. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Saint Bernard Church
32 South Main Street
Assonet, MA

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