Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler

Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler, 85, of Attleboro died December 26, 2020 after a period of declining health at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

Born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Blaney) LaFreniere, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and later lived in St. Petersburg, FL and Orlando, FL before moving to Attleboro.

She was formerly employed by Polaroid, waitressed in restaurants, Texas Instruments and later was a CNA until her retirement.

She was a kind hearted, generous, proud, independent woman who had a good sense of humor and was a friend to everyone she met.

She was a proud volunteer in life starting with the USO at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fl, the Literacy Center in Attleboro, cooking at the Attleboro Senior Center Meals Program, and Meals On Wheels at the LaSalette Shrine.

Survivors include her devoted son, James Chandler and his fiancée Diana Skidmore of Marion; a brother, Leo LaFreniere and his wife Carole of Wareham; 4 sisters, Marie Billard of Buzzards Bay, Patricia Kalish and her husband Larry of Weymouth, Linda Curley and Dorothy Berry and her husband Kenny, all of Hanover; 3 grandchildren, Kyla Chandler, Danni Stowell and Leah Peak; a great-granddaughter, Harper Rose Peak; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Joseph LaFreniere, Anne Semple, Rita Bennett and Renee Hiers and the sister-in-law of the late Bruce Billard, Celia LaFreniere, Edward Semple, Gilbert “Buster” Bennett and Arthur Hiers.

Her visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 1st, from 2-5 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Her Funeral and burial will be private for her immediate family. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for the safety of everyone. You MUST wear a mask to be allowed entry to the services. Please practice social distancing and avoid any close contact. Guests will be permitted to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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