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Joan Marie Flanagan

02/20/1959 - 08/23/2023


Obituary For Joan Marie Flanagan

Joan Marie (Bilotti) Flanagan, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.

Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late John and Antonetta (Castigliego) Bilotti. Joan spent her career in healthcare. She worked for 17 years at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Providence, RI, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and New Bedford, MA. She retired from PrimaCare in Somerset, MA. An avid traveler and beachgoer, she would take frequent trips to Florida to spend time with her sisters and friends. Joan was full of life and loved spending time with her family especially her granddaughter, Lilly Rose.

She is survived by her daughters, Megan Flanagan and Gina Flanagan (partner Ashley St. Martin) all of Swansea; granddaughter, Lilly Rose; companion, Edward Flanagan; two sisters, Mary Ann Sousa of Venice, FL and Donna Preininger (husband Dennis) of Venice, FL; a brother, Joseph Bilotti, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI where the family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 5:00 PM - 8:00PM with a funeral service at 7:30 PM. For directions and tributes, please visit: In lieu of flowers donations in Joan's honor may be made to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -

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  • 09/06/2023

  • 09/06/2023

    My condolences to all of the family. I know how much love is shared amongst all of you and my heart goes out to you all!

  • 09/05/2023

    Our deepest condolences to Joan's family. She was a wonderful woman with a large heart, especially when it came to both her girls and her granddaughter. She was a force to be reckoned with when it came to her family. She was not only full of love but she was honest, you always knew where you stood with Joanl. A true friend who will be greatly missed. All our love to the family. Love Sylvia, Jeff and family

  • 08/31/2023

    While reading the obituaries from my home in Florida I was so sad to learn of the passing of cousin Joan Marie. We lost touch over the years, but I have many fond childhood memories of Joan Marie from my visits to her home and from other family events. Joan Marie was sweet and kind, and so devoted to her family especially her grand daughter. May she rest in peace.

  • 08/31/2023

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of Joan Marie's family, including extended family and friends. We were saddened to hear of her passing and know how much she is deeply loved and will be missed by many. Our hearts go out to you at this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in your many memories of happier times together.

  • 08/29/2023

    So sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. She will be missed.

  • 08/28/2023

    Gina, Megan, Lilly, and family, Your mom was a very special person... kind, giving, fun to be with, who treated everyone with respect and care. She gave her heart and soul to her work, her friends, and most of all to her family. You girls were her life! May your memories carry you through the difficult times .... and know that she will be missed by many! Peace, sympathy, and comfort to all of you.

  • 08/28/2023

    Hi sorry lost of Joan Marie . She was sweet and wonderful.. I remember went walk in because I burn my foot she took care of it wrapped up . Than gave me extra stuffed for it . My thoughts are with you all ❤️❤️❤️

  • 08/28/2023

  • 08/28/2023

    I will always remember how Joan would always make me laugh! Joan will be truly missed! I was truly lucky to have her in my life! I will be praying for her family during this time! Love to all!

  • 08/28/2023

    I will never forget how lucky I was to have Joan in my life! Joan was a great friend and she will truly be missed by many! Rest in peace my friend! Many prayers to your beautiful family!

  • 08/28/2023

    "1974, i walked off the school bus not knowing anyone. These 2 girl's Jean & Joan welcomed me with open arms as if we had been friends forever. 40 years later , we were still close. We may have not seen each other throughout the years often but we were always a phone call away. Sending Birthdays & holidays greetings to each other. Joanmarie, i love you and i will always remember the fun crazy times & laughs we all had together. Laughing until we cried🌹

  • 08/28/2023

    Our deepest sympathies to all who Joan has touched and loved. Joan Marie was a special woman who we always considered family. Fly high with the angels Joan! Till we meet again. Love you forever 😘😘

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