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GROVELAND: Joan Delina (Dunbar) Ellwood, 72, of Groveland, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill.

She was born in Somerville on June 24, 1943 the daughter of the late Kenneth Dunbar and Marie (DeMello) Curran.

Joan is survived by her children, David Ellwood and his wife, Gayle, Donald Ellwood Jr. and his wife, Susan, Steven Ellwood and his fiancee, Tanya Cleri-Ciampo, Michele Sawicki, John Ellwood and Tanya Vierling and her husband, Kris. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth F. Dunbar, 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her late husband, Donald C. Ellwood (2008) and her late brother, Michael Dunbar (2002).

Her calling hours were held December 29 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral service was held on December 30, in Groveland Congregational Church. A private burial took place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West Bridgewater. Donations in her memory may be made to the Groveland Congregational Church; 8 King St., Groveland, MA 01834. To view her complete obituary or to leave condolences to her family please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  January 7, 2016
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