Joan M. Neary, 79, of Rehoboth, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late James J. Neary, Jr.
Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Francisco and Mary (Santos) Gomes.
Mrs. Neary was a customer service representative for Speidel for many years before she retired. She enjoyed reading, watching cooking shows and game shows and solving word search puzzles.
She leaves two daughters, Patricia Ferreira and her husband Jonathan, with whom she made her home and Colleen Bellamy and her companion David Swanson all of Rehoboth, three grandchildren, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Marguerite Bellamy and Madison Ferreira, four great grandchildren, Jaelyn, Ava, Penelope and Maddox, her lifelong friend Lee Moreira and many others, many nieces and nephews and her two favorite dogs, Tonka and Luke. She was the sister of the late John S. Gomes, Barbara V. Casale and William J. Gomes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 79 North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be private