Joan C. Morton

Joan C. Morton, 80, of Rochester and formerly of Somerset, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (O’Neil) Morton, she was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School.

Joan had lived in Somerset for over 30 years before moving to Rochester in 2006. She worked in the Tax Collectors Office at Somerset Town Hall for many years before retiring. Joan loved flowers, enjoyed gardening, knitting, dancing and listening to music. She was also an avid Red Sox fan.

She is survived by her son, Scott Pierce and his wife Brenda of Rochester; two daughters, Dale Schlegel of Mashpee and Nancy Biello and her husband Anthony of Westport; three grandchildren, Haley Pierce, Megan Pierce and Kimberly Fortin and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Lester Morton and Ruth Gifford.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11 AM in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset. Visiting hours, Wednesday 10-11 AM prior to the service.

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