Joan M. Tessier

Joan M. (Lane) Tessier, 78, of Florida, and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Tuesday  at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Arthur M. Tessier.  Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late J. Norman and Florence (Bannon) Lane.  Joan took great pride in raising her children, being a mom, and being Nana to her grandchildren.  She moved to Florida in 1992.  She was a member of the S&B Sewing Club at Terra Siesta, a nationally ranked professional shuffle boarder, and an avid Facebooker.  She will be remembered by all for her wonderful sense of humor and her good nature.  She is survived by one son Marc Tessier and his wife Lisa, her daughter Debbie Audette and her husband Bob of Barrington, RI, and her daughter Donna Hall of Pascoag, RI, two sisters Sandra Setera of Lincoln, RI, Patricia Stowik of St. Paul, MN, nine grandchildren- Melissa and Kevin O’ Sullivan,  Andrew, Michael, and Lauren Tessier, Jesse Biron and Aimee, Emilie, and Daniel Audette.  She was the mother of the late Tom Tessier and his wife Debi of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.   She was the beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.  A funeral for Joan will be held on Saturday at 9 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Teresa Church 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be private.  Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904, or the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.