Joan Zaher

Joan E. Zaher (Hardman)

July 7, 1930 - May 31, 2020
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CHELMSFORD - Joan E. (Hardman) Zaher, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Mederick Zaher of Chelmsford with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.

She was born in Lowell on July 7, 1930 and was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Thompson) Hardman.

Joan was raised in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She worked as an office administrator at Comfed Savings and Mortgage in Lowell. Joan also worked at Raytheon in Waltham. Joan was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 437 and was the Middlesex County District 5 Director of the American Legion. She was an active member of the Friends of Jimmy Fund, having formal dinners to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Joan was a parishioner of St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford.

In addition to her loving husband she is survived by her daughter, Lynne Belanger of North Chelmsford and her son Mederick W. (Bill) Zaher and his fiancé Sheila Martel of Dunstable, her grandchildren April Lynne Danahy and her husband Kyle of New Hampton, NH, Bethany Rivera, Christopher M. Zaher, Nathan J. Zaher, Sarah S. Zaher.

She is sadly predeceased by her son Kevin Zaher, her brother, William Hardman and her grandmother, Elizabeth Thompson. She was also predeceased by her beloved dog and companion, Scotty.

A Graveside Service and Memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168
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    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Diane Krikorian

Posted at 11:57am
Sending deepest condolences to Lynne and Bill for the passing of your mother. Also sending my deepest sympathy to Mederick for loss of Joan. Hope you may keep her memories close.
Diane Krikorian

Donna Davis Tripp

Posted at 09:24am
Mr Zaher and family - I am so sorry to learn of Mrs Zaher's passing. I remember you as one of my Dad's (Fred Davis) friends. And i recall a vacation your family took to Maine and brought me along to help with the children. Please accept my condolences on your loss. - Donna (Davis) Tripp, Arizona

Cindy Buckingham

Posted at 10:38pm
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of her growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! 🙏❤️🙏
Cindy (Ducharme) Buckingham

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