Published DateBRISTOL — Joan L. French, 75, of Beech St., died at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born March 31, 1937, a daughter of Joseph N. and Marjorie A. (Gray) Cabral. Joan grew up in Bristol and attended local schools. She loved animals and was an avid shopper.
She worked as a nurses' aide at Franklin Hospital when she was a younger woman. She also held employment with Freudenberg (formerly IPC) and retired from Crescenti's Market.
She is survived by her daughter Shelley Slaten of Concord and her son Joseph French of Bristol; one sister Laura Chase of Plymouth; stepsister, Virginia MacLeod of Natick, MA, and stepfather, Nicholos Amendola of Natick, MA; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews and her good friend Clara Carleton of Bristol.
A graveside service will be held later this spring at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. In her memory, please consider donating to your local Humane Society or animal shelter. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.