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Joan Bulshey

Joan Ann Bulshey (Rivers)

Friday, May 6th, 1932 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Joan Ann (Rivers) Bulshey, 86 of North Adams, MA died Saturday January 12, 2019 at the home of her son in Florida, MA.
She was born in North Adams, MA on May 6, 1932 daughter of William J. and Mildred M. (Curry) Rivers. She graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1949.
Joan was first employed by Arnold Print Works until her marriage. After raising her family she returned to work in 1985 at Excelsior Process and Engraving, where she worked until her retirement in 2001. She also assisted her husband in the operation of Tom's Mobil Station on State Road from 1977 to 1985 and worked at the former "Stitchery" on Eagle Street.
She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Joan enjoyed sewing, knitting and needlepoint. Most of all, Joan loved spending time with her family, including family vacations to Maine.
She was the widow of Thomas J. Bulshey who died on July 7, 2013. They were married on May 9, 1953 in St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Survivors include two daughters- Lisa A. Peloquin and her husband, Ronald of Southampton, MA and Dawn F. Brady and her husband, Gene of Hinsdale, MA and one son- Mark Thomas Bulshey of Florida, MA. She also leaves five grandchildren- Erica Bulshey of Florida, MA; Danielle Bulshey of Adams; Nicole Brady of Washington, MA; Casey Peloquin of Suffield, CT and Madeline Sakowitz of South Hadley; and nine great grandchildren- Brielle, Caleb, Trace, Sterling, Lilliauna, Caelyn, Sawyer, Amara, and Magnolea.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joan Bulshey will be celebrated Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Tuesday from 4-6 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Flynn&Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel
    74 Marshall St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
    70 Marshall St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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    Rev. Dariusz Wudarski
  • Interment

    Southview Cemetery
    1075 South Church St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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Kristin L Wirtes

Posted at 04:47am
Dawn: So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Melissa Brady

Posted at 04:39pm
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Lynn M Upton

Posted at 05:25pm
So sorry for your loss. Mark, I remember when your Mom and mine worked on a class of 1949 reunion together. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Lynn Upton


Posted at 08:34pm
Gene and I always loved vacationing with Mom and Dad at the Ship Ahoy Motel in Southport, Maine. We have many fond memories there. 😇

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