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Joyce M. ([Branco]White) McGowan

    Joyce M. ([Branco]White) McGowan, a resident of Franklin for the past seven years passed away on December 31, 2020 surrounded by her daughters after a brave battle with COVID-19. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. McGowan and the daughter of the late Maria Rose (Marques) White and Joseph White.  She was predeceased by her brother Joseph White and her sister Lucille (White) Giles. 

    She is survived by her brother George White and his wife Paula of Tiverton RI, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Sandra McGowan of Warwick RI. Joyce is survived by her loving family:  Daughter Cheryl McGowan of Dudley, MA along with her children and their significant others, Ryan Tessier (Stuart Porell), Jenna Tessier (Brenden Fraser), Conor Harrington and Camryn Harrington (Jasmine Carr); Daughter, Patricia McGowan (John Moretta) of Westerly, RI along with her children and their significant others, Nicholas Boruta (Tara Brennan), Brian Boruta (Kevin Neel); Daughter Lynn Poissant (Robert Farrar) of Riverside RI along with her children and their significant others, Vincent Ortez (Chrissy Yuras), Kelsey Poissant, Cole Poissant; and her great grandchildren Haylee Boruta & Robert Langevin (Nicholas Boruta). She is also survived by her two goddaughters, Suzanne (Giguere) DeBarros of Riverside, RI and Tiphany Giles of Riverside, RI and by her two godsons, Joseph Ferland of Leaf River, IL and Paul Enos previously of Foster RI.

    Joyce has many other nieces, nephews and family members that will remember her fondly. Joyce lived in East Providence RI and Rehoboth, MA as a child, and attended Joseph Case High School in Swansea, MA. Joyce and Joseph resided in Providence RI for most of their married life and also lived in Killingly CT for a few years before his passing in 2013. Joyce loved music, dancing, family gatherings, traveling and shopping. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends and was an avid baker and cook. Joyce worked for Putnam Investments until she retired in 2011.  She was also the office manager for her husband’s business, A&M Autobody in Seekonk, MA for many years.

    The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and endless gratitude to Franklin Fire Department and all the caregivers at Milford Regional Medical Center Hospital. Each and every person who touched Joyce’s life in the last 3 weeks of her life provided encouragement and kindness to her and our family during this very difficult time, while risking their own lives to provide her everything she needed.

    Joyce’s funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10 am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence, RI.  There will be no calling hours.  A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to The Franklin Fire Department or the Milford Regional Medical Center.


Guest Book

My sincere condolences to the children of Joyce McGowan and their family members Joyce was a great person and I enjoyed her spaghetti and meatballs and I also enjoyed her desserts we spent a lot of time my mother and I with Joyce and Joe and we loved time being with them she will really be missed again my sincere condolences love you all
Elaine Arruda


Love and prayers to my family.. You will forever be in our hearts
Joseph Ferland


We are so sorry for your loss.
Gary Corriera


My condolences to the family.
Larry Grimaldi


My condolences to the family.
Larry Grimaldi


Trish and Family, My sincere condolences in the loss of your mom. May she RIP, and in time, may you and your family find solace and comfort from the beautiful memories of your mother. With heartfelt sympathy, Annmarie M. (Friend of Trish)
Annmarie M.


I am so sorry for your loss. It’s never a good time for anyone to lose a loved one but it’s so much harder during these when you can’t have all the rest of your family together properly to celebrate the life they lived. Behind all the sad tears there are so many happy memories that she brought to you always keep those happy times close to your heart. Love You
Joyel Swider


I am so sorry for your loss. It’s never a good time for anyone to lose a loved one but it’s so much harder during these when you can’t have all the rest of your family together properly to celebrate the life they lived. Behind all the sad tears there are so many happy memories that she brought to you always keep those happy times close to your heart. Love You
Joyel Swider


My condolences to you Trish and family...sending prayers to you during this very difficult time...May your Mom RIP🙏😢
Toni Thornton


So sorry for your loss💝 Kim
Kim


So sorry for your loss💝 Kim
Kim


Maria Savicki and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Cheryl, Pat, and Lynn, the grandchildren, and great grandchildren, she was soo blessed to have such a beautiful family.
Maria Savicki


Very saddened to hear of Joyce's passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We have very fond memories of Joe and Joyce as well as the extended McGowan family through the years. Thank you Joyce for your many kindnesses to our family over the many years. May the light of the risen Lord shine on you forever.
The Massey Family xoxo


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