Joan M. (Kontio) Sansone, age 85

of Rockland

Joan M. (Kontio) Sansone, age 85

Rockland, Joan M. (Kontio) Sansone, age 85, of Rockland, formerly of Norwood and Quincy, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 11, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born in Quincy to the late William and Mary (Shea) Kontio. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1951 and had lived in Rockland for thirty-one years, Norwood for eighteen years and previously in Quincy.

She had been employed as an administrative assistant at Babson College for eighteen years. She also had worked for the former Priscilla Bridal Shop at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree for several years.

Joan loved travelling with her husband Michael and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a woman of faith and had enjoyed attending Mass at the Church of the Resurrection in Hingham for many years.

Most of all, she was dedicated to her family and especially to her cherished granddaughter, Isabella, who was the love of her life. She actively supported all her many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-three years of Michael C. Sansone.

Devoted mother of Michael F. Sansone and his wife Dorothea of Whitman.

Loving grandmother of Isabella A. Sansone of Whitman.

Sister-in-law of Anthony Volpe of Westborough. Joan is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, February 14th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.


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  • Mike Sr, Mike, Dory and Isabella,

    Julie and I are so sorry for your loss. Be comforted that she is now at peace.

    Steve McDonough and Julie Dearnley

  • To Mike, Michael, Dory & Isabella, May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Long after we have said our good-byes our heart will remember. Love Jeanne & Jim

  • So glad Joan was able to have a peaceful death at her home. Mike and Dory, you made that happen. xo

  • sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Our condolences. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Mike, Michael, Dory and Isabella,
    Thinking of you all with a heart full of love and prayers in this sad time. I will miss the shared times and special bond of such a wonderful cousin. Happy Memories! Jackie

  • Dear Mike Sr., Mike and family.,
    So sorry for your loss
    Brian A. Mulvehill and the
    Mulvehill Family