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HAVERHILL: Joan M. Maher, 68, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully, January 20, 2016, with her family by her side at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.

Mrs. Maher was born in Haverhill on August 11, 1947 the daughter of the late Agostino and Eva (Fallucchi) Cascone.

Joan was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1965.

Mrs. Maher is survived by her children, Lisa A. Racicot and her husband, Steve of Manchester, N.H., Daniel Maher and his wife, Julie of Atlanta, and Steven M. Maher of Haverhill; sisters, Lois and her husband, Roger Chadwick of Haverhill, and Maureen and her husband, Jack Madden of Duxbury; grandchildren, Lianna Maher, Sean Maher, Taylia Racicot and Hailey Maher; a longtime companion, Frank Allen of Epping, N.H., as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her visitation was held on Wednesday at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial followed the visitation at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her name may be made to Sacred Hearts Parish, 48 South Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To view her complete obituary, or to leave condolences to her family please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  January 28, 2016
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