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“Colleen and Family,My sincerest condolences to you and your Family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.... ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Laughton (Gillespie) - MA

“Dear Ken-I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you don't remember me at all as I was younger and lived around the corner on Norman Rd. But I...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: James Phillips - Melrose, MA

“I worked with Joanne she always had a smile she will be missed by everyone RIP Joanne ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Lemist - Malden, MN - Friend

“Sorry for your loss, my most sincere condolences. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sam Fernandes - Haverhill, MA

“Dear Ken,I am very sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I am thinking about you and your family...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Arsenault - Ipswich, MA

“Haven't seen you all in a long time since high school I am so sorry to hear about Joannes passing. May your beautiful memories comfort you in the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Denise Bellandi Belliveau - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Joanne and her family at this difficult time.I have known Joanne and most of her sisters and parents when we were...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joanne Ball - Melrose, MA

“Dear Stokes and Driver family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May God bless Joanne and all of you. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Suzanne Maloney - Melrose, MA

“Sorry to hear you had passed...my heart and prayers go out to your family...we had some great times at MWH... ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Hodgson - Newmarket, NH

“Sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh JOANNE!! May you Rest In Peace!! So very sorry for this huge loss!! Sending my sincere condolences to all of you!! Love Cathy Ragusa Owen!!! ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Ragusa-owen - Lynnfield, MA

“Linda I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Anna Bagarella - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to to all With sympathy, Paula Chabra ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Paula Chabra - Lynnfield, MA

“I'm so sorry for your families loss ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sheila Morrison - Derry, 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 »
15 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019. She was only 61 years of age. She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook NH, socializing with friends, watching CNN, big brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first.
She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K. Driver. Loving mother of Kenneth J. Driver & his wife Andrea of Wakefield and Stephanie D. Driver of Melrose. Cherished daughter of Joanne (Lane) Stokes & the late Richard Stokes. Proud grandmother of Jacob Michael & Ava Leigh. Devoted sister of Dianne Brown, Gail Novack, Linda Perullo, Colleen Ragusa & Richard Stokes Jr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose on Monday morning November 11th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.