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Joan A. Proia April 29, 2022, age 80.


Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Proia. Devoted mother of Anthony Proia of Newton and her late daughter Donna. Loving sister of Jack Taranto, Theresa Modoona and Stephen Taranto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Joan served with the Newton Police as a Matron and Crossing Guard for over 36 years. She was also a longtime greeter at Our Lady’s Parish, Newton.


Visiting hours Thursday, May 5 from 4-7pm in the Magni FH, 365 Watertown St, Newton and again Friday at 9:15AM before proceeding to Our Lady’s Church, 573 Washington St. Newton for a 10:30AM Funeral Mass. Burial to follow at Newton Cemetery.

She was a loving friend and warm-hearted caregiver to many.