Joan  Kelleher
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Vero Beach, Florida - Joan Carroll Kelleher, 63, of Vero Beach Florida, passed away on March 9, 2020, at The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
Joanie was born in Beverly, Massachusetts to the late John C. Kelleher, Jr. and the late Charlotte (Mcullough) Kelleher and has been a resident of Vero Beach, Florida for the past 15 years. While residing in Beverly she was committed to community service and The Catholic faith working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Beverly welfare office, the First Friday food program feeding the needy of Beverly, was the first female member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society providing services to the community, was a preschool teacher at Mrs. Alexander's School and a Eucharistic minister at the St. Mary's Star of the Sea church. Most recently Joanie was a case manager at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast. She was a devout parishioner of The Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach
Joanie leaves behind her three children Dr. Frederic C. Jewett, III of San Diego, California and his wife Christie; Meghan Zolotas and her husband George of Danvers, Massachusetts; and Christian Jewett of Manhattan, New York. She also leaves her two grandchildren, Vivian Zolotas and Olivia Zolotas. In addition, she leaves her brother Kevin Kelleher and his wife Jeanne of Beverly, Timothy Kelleher and his partner Tony Stuart of Milton and Peter Kelleher of South Carolina. She was predeceased by her brother John C. Kelleher III of Wenham and was the Sister in law of Joanne Kelleher of Beverly. Joanie was the companion of Edmund Spang of Vero Beach, Florida and also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, family members and dear friends, especially Anne Mccarran of Beverly, Elise Hyde Edwards of Hamilton and Matilda "Mom" Hyde of Beverly.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, please reach out to family, friend or stranger and tell them you care and love them.
Published on March 25, 2020

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Donna Corio
Mar 27, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Kelleher and Jewett families. As children, Joanie was the best of friends with my sister Lynne, who herself recently passed. We grew up on Kelleher Road and shared so many great memories. I would like to think that they are once again united in a place of great comfort and peace. "To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die." God Bless!
Peter C Kelleher
Mar 26, 2020
A little sister whose memory of a 5 year old will be remembered.
Denise and Gregg Haladyna
Mar 26, 2020
Joan was an incredible teacher at Mrs. Alexanders. She was fun-loving (our boys always came home with a cute story about Mrs. Jewett). She made their first school experience so positive!! Thinking of you and extending our condolences.
Joanne Huggett
Mar 25, 2020
Shared many special memories with Joan when we were new moms. Met at a gym class for toddlers. We connected from that moment on and spent many years of bringing up our children together. Support from friends and their children going through the same thing, is truly a lifelong memory. Remember all the fun times. My condolences to your family β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌRest In Peace
Joanne Huggett
Mar 25, 2020
Shared many special memories with Joan when we were new moms. Met at a gym class for toddlers. We connected from that moment on and spent many years of bringing up our children together. Support from friends and their children going through the same thing, is truly a lifelong memory. Remember all the fun times. My condolences to your family
Lee & Catherine Yaffa
Mar 25, 2020
We extend our condolences to the Kelleher family. It is especially difficult to lose a family member at this difficult time.
Elise Edwards
Mar 25, 2020
Miss you so much already! You were our dear friend and sister!! Will love you always!!❀️
John W Mccarthy
Mar 25, 2020
Joan was always very pleasant during those high school years. Fenwick 74.
My condolences to her family.
Joan Fairbank
Mar 25, 2020
What an amazing woman with a heart as big as Texas and a smile that would light up every room she entered. So many great memories of her love for her children that she adored. She touched so many people and will be sorely missed. Peace my Friend.
ANN E WESTON
Mar 25, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. I went to Fenwick with her. She was so beautiful and cheery.
Mary Hayward
Mar 25, 2020
Will always remember your brilliant smile that could light up a gymnasium, rest in peace dear High School classroom πŸ’œπŸ™