Joan Signore

Joan Signore (DeSimone)

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Joan Dorothy Signore (DeSimone) of Franklin passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Good Friday April 2 at 77 years young.

Joan was born and raised in Newton Highlands and graduated from Newton South High School.

She worked many years with her husband in their family restaurant, Signore's, and following that she worked for the Department of Social Services until she retired.

Affectionately known as Slugger, Joan dedicated her time to her loved ones. She enjoyed Sunday dinners and yearly glamping trips with her family. She appreciated a good shortcut and she would circle endlessly just to park as close to a store as possible. And she never turned down an opportunity to have ice cream for breakfast!

Joan is preceded by her parents, Louis and Adela DeSimone of West Tisbury.

Joan is survived by and is the beloved wife of Augustine Peter Signore. Married May 6, 1962, their marriage lasted 59 beautiful years. She is also survived by her brother, Paul DeSimone and his wife Sandra; her four children, Lisa Kirby and her husband Timothy, Kimberly Colman and her husband Stephen, Melanie Signore and her partner Patrick Holbrook, and Augustine Signore Jr. and his wife Seanna; her nine grandchildren, Courtney Mayo, John Kirby, Stephen Colman, McKenna Thomas, Matthew Colman, Olivia West, Alyssa West, Kaylee Signore, and Ava Signore; her great grandson, Brayson Thomas; and her furry companion, Lili.

A very special thank you to Naomi "No-emi" Kovaly who lovingly and compassionately cared for Joan.

We all love you big, Mimi.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday April 14th from 10-1pm followed by a Service at 1pm at the Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St, Medfield. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 1:00pm
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Richard Graham
  • Interment

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Private Condolence

Stephen Snow

Posted at 09:53am
Slugger will be missed greatly by greatly by those of us who had the good fortune to be connected in some way to her and the Signore Family. I was blessed to be hired by Tim & Joan back when Signore's was the place to go in Medfield. It was so much fun being around Joan. She had an awesome sense of humor and it was obvious that she (and Tim) had/have a great family. The things I remember was their support and all the good times, which were many. If you worked hard and did the right thing, they couldn't have been better to work with and for. The Hockey and Softball teams that would come back for pizza and we'd be there hanging out with them (working!). Mrs. McGee the old woman who would barrel into the parking lot and we'd lock the door and duck down, laughing hysterically; so she thought we were closed. Absolutely the best. Their family treated me like one of their own. I could go on and on, but suffice to say there is a huge whole for those of us who were lucky enough to get inside Slugger's world. Big Tim, Kimberly, Melanie, Young Tim and Lisa I hope the great memories carry you through this difficult time. With much love, Stephen Snow

Alexia Greiner

Posted at 09:07pm
My heart is full of sadness with the loss of my Aunt Joan. Love and prayers go out to my Uncle Timmy and the whole entire Signore family. I have some very fond memories of my aunt, that I will always hold dear to my heart. She shall be missed.

Anthony Botta Posted at 06:19pm

I remember meeting Joan a a very young age , Timmy was a constant figure in my childhood . My memories are limited but she was very kind to me and my mother . It’s odd my mom and Joan passed on the same day years apart . I’m so very sad for Timmy and their family . I don’t have the words to express my sorrow, I’m sorry , I’m so very sorry for your lose . My love will be with you. Anthony Botta

Frederick Arcand Posted at 02:43pm

I am so saddened by this news. I went to Jr High and High School with Joan. We shared many classes and she was soo sweet and pleasant to be around. Frederick Arcand

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