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Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan
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  • St. Mary's Church
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Stephen Vaughan & Family,So sorry to hear of your loss.God BlessFran ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: frances fondulis - melrose, MA

“Though I can't be there in person due to illness, my prayers are with you all and Aunt Joan. All my memories about Aunt Joan and Uncle Bob are happy...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Dargon - Quincy, MA - family

“I've known Joan through from her sister Gertrude. I met Joan when I was 3 years old. She was in my Aunt' Gertrudes' wedding. At this time i was the...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Cormier - Peabody, MA

“Patty,Stephen and Ericso sorry on your Mom's passing..My Mom expresses her condolences tooMay you hold on to the memories and may she rest in peace...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Peter Wilk - MA - Neighbor

“Stephan, Paula and Family,We can't tell you enough how sorry we are for your loss.Joan was such a wonderful woman and will be missed very much...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Larry and Michelle roland - MA

“Eric, I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jeannie Norton - Melrose, MA

“I remember visiting Aunt Joan's house many times when I was young to hang out with cousin Bob. Uncle Bob and Aunt Joan were always kind to me. I will...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Dargon - Marlborough, MA

“Steve, Paula and family,I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Flanagan

“Stephan, Patricia, Eric & Family,So sorry to hear of the passing of Joan, we loved her spirit and devotion to her family. She was always with a big...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Frank and Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan, of Melrose, passed away on May 16, 2018 at the age of 86. Joan was born in Boston on December 2, 1931 to the late James & Sarah (Driscoll) Dargon. She was raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. Joan worked at the Schrafts Building, Transitron, and 3 C's Chemical Company in her early years. Joan settled in Melrose to raise her family with her husband, the late Robert Vaughan, and spent over 50 years in Melrose. She loved to read and cook, she was particularly known for her coffee cakes. Family was everything to Joan, she loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by them all. Joan was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Robert T. Vaughan. Loving mother of Patricia Vaughan Goddard of Westford, Stephen D. Vaughan & his wife Paula of Melrose, Eric M. Vaughan & his late wife Julie of Manchester, NH, and the late Robert A. Vaughan & his former wife Chrisann of Malden. Proud grandmother of Christopher, Joshua, Merideth, Jennifer, Stephen Jr., Sarah, Eric Jr., Kyle and the late Shannamarie. Great-grandmother of Caeleigh, Abigail, and Oliver. Sister of Claire Caton of Peabody, Jackie Dargon of Milton, and the late Rita Vaughn, Francis Dargon, Jimmy Dargon, and Gertrude Longval. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral Procession from Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9 AM followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176.