ANDERSON, JOAN C. (COUTCHER) 92, of Westerly, passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Westerly Health Center. She was predeceased by her husband Ivar K. “Ken” Anderson in 2005. Born in Warwick, RI, she was a daughter of the late James and Iva Mae (Stelly) Coutcher.
Joan was employed in assembly at the former Leviton Manufacturing in West Kingston for over 12 years until the factory closed. She previously was a head waitress at the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Hope Valley for 10 years. Joan was a former member of the VFW Post #12, North Kingstown Ladies Auxiliary.
She was the mother of Karen P. Whitman of Westerly, William R. Whitman Jr. of Cranston, Denise J. Green of Westerly, James L. Whitman of S.C., Susan L. Bonanno of Westerly, Linda Sherman of West Greenwich, Sandra Jussaume of Warwick, and the late Keith Anderson. Joan was the sister of Cynthia Atkins, and the late Marion Caniglia, Orlo, Clifford, and Warren Coutcher. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, December 31, 2021, from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm, followed by a Service at 12:45 pm in the Iannotti Funeral at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd., Coventry.(95, Exit 6, Rte.3). Interment at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Westerly Animal Shelter, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI 02891 would be appreciated. iannottifh.com
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