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Joan Catherine (Jackson) Cimikoski passed away on the morning of December 19, 2021 in the company of her children. She was born January 2, 1929 in Halifax, NS, Canada to John L. Jackson and Gladys M. (Hurley) Jackson. She graduated from St. Patrick's Girls' High School in Halifax in 1947, NH Hospital School of Nursing in 1950, and she received her BA from New England College in 1974. Joan was employed at NH Hospital, rising to the position of Assistant Director of Nursing, and retired in 1989. She took tremendous pride in her nursing career and often regaled her family and friends with tales of her days "on the ward."
Joan leaves behind her children: Richard Cimikoski, Jo Ann Cimikoski, Linda Cimikoski Allen (Richard Allen), Thomas Cimikoski, and John Cimikoski, all of Concord, James Cimikoski of Montana, and Kathy Cimikoski of Cape Cod.
She leaves her grandchildren: Caitlyn Cimikoski (George Barbieri), Molly Cimikoski (Matthew Jarrett), Lindsay Allen (Charles Boyle), Jennifer Allen, Katherine Allen, and Danielle Gelinas (Eric Gelinas), and five great-grandchildren.
In her retirement she enjoyed travel, including trips to the British Isles, a Caribbean cruise, and many visits to York Beach and Nova Scotia. She was an avid reader and a skilled yard saler - she famously "bought" her house at a yard sale after discovering it on one of her many Saturday morning outings. She adored her grandchildren, and they cherished her in return.
Joan had an indomitable spirit that will be missed by all who knew her.
Many thanks to her wonderful caregivers both at home and The Birches, as well as her great neighbors on Rolinda Ave, who were always looking out for her.
SERVICES: Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private service will be held for the family. An announcement will be made for a burial service and celebration of life in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in Joan's name to the charity of one's choice.
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