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Joan Ann Pirie Nugent

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Joan Ann Pirie Nugent died Friday, June 30, 2017 at White Oak Cottages in Westwood, MA, having been tenderly cared for by a loving staff. She was 87. Joan was born April 4, 1930 in Perth, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Gladys and "HJ" Harold John Pirie. She attended Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. Joan met and married the love of her life, F. Warren Nugent in 1951. After a year in Vancouver, they moved to the Boston area where they ultimately settled in Needham and raised their five children and then eventually moved to Medfield. Joan remained proud of her Canadian roots throughout her life. She was a dog lover, who also loved traveling, entertaining, decorating her home, and visiting with her many longtime friends. She was a member of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and enjoyed attending their programs. A sports enthusiast, she carefully followed the Red Sox, the Bruins and Professional Golf. She was an avid tennis player and golfer. Additionally, Joan was very involved with the Lahey Clinic Wives Association. She was well known for her "Joan-isms" i.e.: "read the page & rise above it…" as well as being a woman of integrity and fierce loyalty. Most of all, Joan loved cheering on her children and grandchildren in their various endeavors. Her loving husband Warren predeceased her in 1999. Her family finds peace in knowing they are back together. Joan will be dearly missed by her children: Michael & Jan Nugent of Pennington, NJ, John & Jeanne Nugent of Charlotte, NC, Jan & Scott Freitag of Woodbury, CT, Tim and Betsy Nugent of Medfield, MA, F.W. Nugent and Allis Kim of Concord, MA, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Joan will also be missed by her sister Nancy and husband Joe Vidal of East Falmouth, MA and her sister Jan and husband Al Forthushniok of Niagara Falls, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Lois Hayward and her husband Fred. Joan's family will receive relatives and friends in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Monday July 31st from 2 - 4 pm, with a memorial service beginning at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Alzheimer's Association @www.alz.org or your favorite charity.