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Joan M. Coulon passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, peacefully at her home in Methuen surrounded by her family after battling Mesothelioma.
Joan was born in Lawrence to Julius and Julia Mikolaties. She graduated from Lawrence High School and completed a Lab Tech training course at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, allowing her to work as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Her whole career of 26 years was spent working at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She thoroughly enjoyed not only her job, but also the many friends and coworkers at the Holy Family.
She was a gifted painted whose artistry can be seen in the Statues and Stations of the Cross which she painted in St. Monica Church in Methuen. Joan was also an avid gardener and seamstress as well. She was a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the homebound elderly and bringing them Holy Communion.
Joan was predeceased by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 53 years, Leon A. Coulon.
She is survived by her children, Mark L. Coulon of Hampstead, Leeann Mahoney and her husband Jim of Newburyport, and Michelle Squatrito and her husband Joseph Squatrito of Methuen; Her grandchildren, Emily Shaalman and her husband Greg, Nicole Coulon, Timothy Coulon, and Joey Squatrito. Joan was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Katherine M. Coulon.
A private funeral Mass was held at St. Monica’s Church in Methuen. To visit Joan’s tribute page, please visit www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com