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Joyce Ann Monteiro

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister;

Joyce Ann (McLeod) Monteiro, 79, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday December 16, 2020 at Tufts New England Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 19, 1941, a daughter of the late John V. and the late Cecile (Frechette) McLeod, she attended St. Patrick Grammar school and was a graduate of Keith Hall.

Joyce enjoyed cooking and gardening but her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Prior to her retirement, Joyce was a social worker with Lakeview Care Center in Delray Beach, FL.

She is survived by four children Sharon L. Baroni and her husband Brian of Billerica, Karen A. McNulty of Dracut, Michael J. Monteiro and his wife Lisa J. of Dracut and Dawna L. Monteiro of Hudson, NH; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters Brenda Chapman of Wilton, NH and Kathleen Tariff of Coconut Beach, FL; many nieces and nephews; and her loving dog "Pup".

She was also the sister of the late John McLeod and life lifelong companion of the late Ferdinand Iacone.

Due to gathering restrictions, all Funeral Services were held privately for the family followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.    


Condolences (2)
  • Lisa (Spanos) Blanchette  - Sorry for your loss
    I am very sorry to hear about Joyce's passing. My mother and Joyce were close friends for many years, but had lost touch. They had recently reconnected and were planning on meeting. I remember Joyce as being a lot of fun, a nice person with a slight edge (in a good way). As a young aspiring artist, Joyce commissioned me to paint a picture of a pineapple. As a teenager, it was a HUGE deal! Looking back on it, she really didn't NEED the pineapple, but it was an act of kindness to support my ambitions. I only wish that her and my mother were able to reconnect. Rest in Peace Joyce. Lisa Spanos
  • Bucci and Maria  - Monteiro family
    we are very sorry for your loss Prayers go out to you And your family
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