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Obituary: Joanne C. (Diette) Bond, 79

Joanne C. (Diette) Bond

Joanne C. (Diette) Bond, 79, a longtime resident of South Lowell, passed away peacefully Friday evening at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of John J. “Jack” Bond, with whom she recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 1st.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 19, 1939, the daughter of the late Arthur F. Sr and the late Katherine (Moran) Diette, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1957.
For over 30 years, Joanne was a poll worker for the City of Lowell Elections Department until her retirement.
She was an active volunteer in the community throughout her life including 15 years at Lowell General and several public school PTO’S over the years.

Joanne enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid walker. Loved to knit and crochet, enjoyed music (especially Cajun and Celtic Rock) and attending concerts, reading, birds, animal wildlife, baking, cooking and living life to the fullest.

Besides her husband, Joanne is survived by three sons John J. Bond, Jr. of Rhode Island and his companion Rosanne , Michael Bond of Dracut and his companion Darlene and Steven Bond and his wife Lynne of Lowell; two daughters Kelly Garas and her husband Anthony of Hudson, NH and Karen Garrigan and her husband Ned of North Chelmsford; eleven grandchildren Stephanie, Samantha, Tabitha, Brady and Serena Bond, Zoe, Andrew and Sophia Garas, Skyla, Miranda and Cole Garrigan;  her sister –in-law Sally Diette of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother Arthur F. Diette Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit a Celebration of Life for Joanne to be held Friday afternoon January 25, 2019 at THE PRINCETON STATION, 147 Princeton St., NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA between 2:30 and 5:00  P.M. E-condolences at
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Lowell General Hospital Cancer, c/o the Philanthropy Dept., 295 Varnum. Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261 Burlington, MA 01803.Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978)-458-8768.   

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