OBITUARY: Joan Overstreet, artistic, hosted prayer groups, enjoyed making people laugh

Joan P. Overstreet (McShea), long time resident of Stoughton, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Plymouth.

She was the beloved wife of Robert L. Overstreet for over 60 years. She will be missed by her children: Robert L. Overstreet Jr. and wife Michelle of Plymouth, Ruth Schlieff and husband Vaughn of Middleboro, Jane Emmons and husband Andrew of Bourne, Mary Chetwynd and husband Phillip of Manomet, Kevin Overstreet and wife Ann Marie of Plymouth, and James Overstreet of Stoughton. She is survived by her brother James McShea and sister Mary Ann Amara. She will also be dearly missed by her 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Joan was the mother of the late William Overstreet, Nancy Sproul and Glenn Overstreet.

Born in Boston, Joan was a daughter to the late Andrew McShea. She attended Boston Public Schools, and was a graduate of the former St. Thomas Catholic High School in Jamaica Plain. She was employed as an office assistant by former Boston Edison Company where she met her husband, Robert. After marriage she dedicated herself to becoming a full-time wife and mother. She was a devout Catholic and attended St. James Catholic Church in Stoughton. She often hosted prayer groups in her home, and prayed the Rosary with her family.

Joan is remembered as a talented and artistic woman with many hobbies including painting, drawing, sewing, dancing, collecting and refurbishing antiques, and various other crafts. She enjoyed giving new life to old objects as well as building new things. Her artistic talent was passed on to many of her daughters and grandchildren. Joan will be remembered for her enduring, faithful spirit and wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed making people laugh and making new friends.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours which will be held on Monday February 2, 2015 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of her soul at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church, 560 Page Street, Stoughton. Fr. Joseph Mazzone, officiating. Burial will follow at 12:45 P.M. in the MA Veteran’s National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one’s choice in Joan’s memory would be appreciated.

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