OBITUARY: Joan Denise Tuttle, 71

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Joan Denise Tuttle, 71, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018 at her home in Myrtle Beach, SC after a long battle with cancer with her husband by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Henrietta Tuttle, her youngest son, Sean Patrick Deegan and one brother, Denny Tuttle.

Joan was born on March 1, 1946 in Palmer, Massachusetts, a daughter to the late Frank and Henrietta Tuttle. Joan was formerly of Wilmington, MA and resided there for 53 years. She attended and graduated from Wilmington High School.

She married her husband William J. Breen on July 18, 1994. In life, Joan was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her husband Bill, children and grandchildren, cooking, puzzles, and visiting the beach.

Joan is survived by her husband William J. “Bill” Breen, her sons Joseph B. Deegan III, Trevor Deegan (Joanne); three grandchildren: James Deegan, Leah Deegan and Kelly Deegan, many extended family members and friends, as well as her two special friends, Kathy Betts and Cathy Dalio, both of Wilmington, MA.

She will be forever loved and her memory always cherished by those who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Joan’s honor to the Northeast Animal Shelter at 347 Highland Avenue in Salem, MA 01970.

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