Published DatePORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Joan P. Acheson, 81, of Sanbornton, N.H. and Port St. Lucie, Florida, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Acheson was the widow of William R. Acheson, Sr. who died in 2005.
Mrs. Acheson was born June 23, 1931 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Ford) Coyle.
Mrs. Acheson loved traveling, was an avid Mahjong player and enjoyed local theater. She had an active zest for life and was most importantly a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Acheson and his wife, Jodi, of Sanbornton, N.H. and William R. Acheson, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Pembroke, N.H.; a daughter, Susan Tardif and her husband, Brian, of Epsom, N.H.; six grandchildren, Crystal, Dan, Sarah, Jennifer, Nicole and James; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Kyleigh; two brothers, Gerard Coyle of Buzzards Bay, Mass. and David Coyle of W. Newton, Mass.; two sisters, Marie Tobin of Stuart, Florida and Judy Fraser, of Bradenton, Florida and several lifelong friends she would spend time with. She was a special Nana to Joe, Alissa and Drew.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 5:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:30AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that Memorial Donations be made to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, ICU Department, c/o Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Attn: Michelle Clark, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.