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Joanne (Moody) Boucher

October 29, 1948 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Joanne Boucher Obituary

On Tuesday January 16, 2024, as the Snowflakes fell to the ground, Joanne (Moody) Boucher, 75, peacefully passed away. Joanne was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on Oct 29, 1948, to the late Annie (Pipkin) Moody and Lee Moody along with a sister Evelyn Pritchett who she adored. Joanne graduated from Blytheville High School in 1967, where she made lifelong friendships that she would treasure forever. She was a phone operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone company in Blytheville, until She met her beloved late husband David Boucher while he was stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base. David returned from Vietnam, and they moved to Holyoke Ma, where they married and had 3 daughters. They had been married for 50 years when David passed away in 2019. Joanne was known for her “Southern accent” that would come out when she wasn’t paying attention!  She loved SNOW, Calligraphy, ceramics, music, dancing, and she made the best Halloween costumes from scratch…Joanne or “Dixie” as she was known, worked at the Post office, at the Bulk Mailing Center in Springfield Ma for over 30 years, where she retired.  Again, making lifelong friendships along the way that were so important to the rest of her life. Joanne was predeceased by many family and friends here and in Arkansas, she had a special place in her heart for those loved ones. Joanne leaves behind 2 wonderful daughters, Lisa Poutre’ and husband Jonathan of Holyoke, Nicole Belisle and husband Ben of Palmer: 3 beautiful grandchildren that she absolutely adored, Samantha, Aubrey and Austin, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joanne loved the snow, when you see it think of her.

Service will be Monday January 22, 2024 promptly at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. 

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Foundation for TJO animals / Friends of the Soldiers Home in Holyoke, Po Box 1338, Holyoke Ma  01041

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