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Joan Bernadette (Walsh) Venuti passed away peacefully at her home in Melrose, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 19th, 2020.

Joan was born on Tuesday, April 2, 1940 to the late Owen and Ella 'Katherine' (Loughlin) Walsh, both Irish immigrants. She was raised in Dorchester, MA and graduated from Boston Public Schools. She attended Bentley College where she earned an Associate's Degree in accounting. This allowed her to join Blue Cross Blue Shield before moving on to a long and successful career with the United State Post Office.

Those that knew her will remember her as a lifelong caregiver to both family and neighbors, and truly anyone in need. Joan was an avid reader and lover of animals.

Joan was the beloved wife of 58 years Joseph A. Venuti Jr. Loving mother of Joseph A. Venuti III of North Andover and his wife, the late Beverley Venuti; Peter J. Venuti of North Andover; Janine M. Venuti of Melrose and Mark Venuti of Lynn.

Sister of Owen & his wife MaryLou of PA; David & his wife Catherine of Winchester; Sister Marie (deceased) & her husband Robert Conley of West Roxbury.

She is also survived by many nieces & nephews.