ATHOL- Joann M. (Putney) St. John, 66, of Pequoig Avenue, died on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Boston Medical Center.
Born in Framingham on February 25, 1957, she was the daughter of David C. and Shirley A. (Serre) Putney and was raised in Royalston.
She met her future husband, Edward J. St. John Sr. in Boston and were married in June of 1991 and enjoyed over 31 years of marriage until Ed’s death on December 24, 2022.
Joann had was a cook for several nursing homes, including the Baldwinville Nursing Home.
A lover of the outdoors, Joann enjoyed deep sea fishing, lilacs and the ocean, especially York, Maine. She was a talented cook, an avid reader, loved writing and enjoyed baseball.
Joann is survived be her mother, Shirley Putney of Royalston; a daughter, Laura St. John and her fiancé, Leo Hamel, of Athol; a brother, Jim Putney and his wife, Brenda, of Royalston; nieces, Emily Putney, Jessica Putney and Amy Putney; her best friend of 40 years, Linda Tonks of Chelmsford; and her cats, “Julio” and “Jax”.
Besides her husband, Joann was predeceased by her father, David C. Putney on April 3, 2022, as well as a niece, Amanda Putney on December 7, 2012.
There are no calling hours or services at this time.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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