Obituary: Joan M. (Holloway) Maider, 91

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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Joan M. (Holloway) Maider, 91, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Lutheran Home in Worcester.

She leaves her daughter, Lucy Minnihan of Oakridge, NJ; two sons, Jeffrey Maider and his wife Judith of Townsend, Christopher Maider of Marlborough; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Holloway of Beverly; two nieces and a nephew. Joan is predeceased by her three sons, David MacNeil, Kenneth Maider Jr., and Philip Maider.

She was born and raised in Beverly and attended St. Mary's High School. Later in life Joan graduated from Worcester State College with a B.A. in History. Mrs. Maider worked as a bookkeeper for Corrugated Cardboard in Westborough from 1985 to1997. From 1997 until her retirement in 2007, she worked for the Northborough Senior Center as a bookkeeper. In her spare time, she was a free-lance writer and had articles published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Northborough Highway Department. Joan sang in the Northborough Community Chorus for many years and was avid reader. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Funeral services and burial are private.

Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to: Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532 in Joan's memory.

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