Joan M Gladding

Joan Marie Gladding, 72, of Coventry passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2019. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 28, 1946, she was the wife of the late David C. Gladding, and daughter of the late Maurice and Marie (Gizzi) Wolochka. Joan was the beloved mother of Dori Edwards and her husband Leonard of Coventry, Jenna Gaetz of Lakeville, Massachusetts, and Jason Gladding and his wife Michele of Sterling, Connecticut. She is the very beloved grandmother “Nona” of her five precious grandchildren; Kerra Edwards, Braelyn Gaetz, Ashton Gaetz, Julianna Gladding and Jason Gladding. She leaves behind three sisters, Lois Devany of Cranston, Michele Croft of Cranston, and Gail Parente of Narragansett.

Visitation will be held on Thursday February 28th from 9:00-11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s name to St. Jude or at

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Maria Ortoleva - 02/26/2019

My condolences to Dori.jenna.jason and family.joan was an amazing mom.grandmother.god gained a beautiful angel .I have fond memories of being part of her life as her step daughter in law and she was amazing with her step granddaughter Courtney Gladding.r.i.p Joan God bless 🙏

aunt cindy and uncle mike - 02/27/2019

Dear Dori,Jenna,and Jason,with the unexpected passing of your father David at the young age of 53, your mom had to endure and overcome many hurdles moving that day forward. Her success in raising and guiding her 3 children as a single parent can only be measured by the stability and achievements of you;Dori, Jenna, Jason, and the wonderful grandchildren you bestowed upon her. Raise your children well,your mom and dad will be proud. God bless Joan, God bless you all.

John O'Leary - 02/28/2019

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Joan. I am so sorry for your loss. May our faith and happy memories help to lessen that sorrow that you are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and your family.


Dear Dori, Jenna and Jason, I just heard of your Moms passing . So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. I'm so proud to have known all of you. You have a wonderful family.

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