We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
Joan M. Jackson (Labonte) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26th. She was born on February 25, 1945, to Mary Jane (Capistrant) and Adelor Labonte in Holyoke. She was the youngest of her parent’s 7 children. She lived most of her life in Holyoke. She was predeceased in 2018 by her husband of 54 years, Stanley F. Jackson. She was also predeceased in 2017 by her oldest son, Larry Jackson as well as all of her siblings. She leaves behind her only daughter, Jennie Padua and her husband Damian as well as her grandsons, Antonio & Nathan, her only granddaughter, Natalia and her only great-granddaughter, Cleo Padua all of Chicopee. She also leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Laurie Jackson of Springfield and her daughters (Heather, Brittany and Meaghan). She will be greatly missed by her entire family including her niece, Robin Rodowicz who assisted with her care in her final days. She also leaves her son, David and her grandsons, Andrew and Brian Jackson. Joan loved to host friends and family at her home for parties of any kind including her annual St. Patrick’s Day and Superbowl gatherings, but no event was too small to gather everyone together. She always made everyone feel welcome in her home. She also enjoyed family vacations with her children, grandchildren and other extended family. Joan was a homemaker for most of her life spending a great deal of her time taking care of those around her. She also enjoyed working at Christmas Tree Shops for over 10 years later in life. She loved music and loved to dance to nearly any genre of music but especially to the 50’s and 60’s classics. The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Regal Care of Worcester where she spent her final days. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 4pm-7pm at Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street in Holyoke. Funeral Services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 1st at 9:30am, followed by burial at 11am at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street in Agawam. The family asks that anyone attending wears bright colors or red as tribute to Joan to celebrate her life.