Joan E. Croft, 74, a resident of Warwick, died June 15, 2013.
Born in Malden, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Thomas L. Croft, Sr. and Agnes N. (O’Leary) Croft. She was a Manager for N.E. Telephone, now Verizon, where she worked for 41 years, retiring in 1991. Most of her career was spent at the State Street office of the phone company in Boston. Joan was a devout Communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Warwick and a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by her devoted brothers, Thomas L. Croft, Jr. of Beverly, Mass. and Ralph R. Croft of Lynn, Mass.; her close friend, with whom she lived, Geraldine Winn of Warwick; and several nieces, nephews; grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Joan was predeceased by her dear sister, Barbara A. Collupy.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody, will be private.
Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements entrusted to The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, Warwick. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org