Joan M. Greenberg, a
longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Saturday, Oct 3rd,
in Boston after a brief illness. Joan was born in Cambridge in
1949, the daughter of Donald and Eleanor Davis. She was raised
in Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge High and Latin with
the Class of 1968. She was active and athletic while at
school, and was part of the high school’s championship
basketball team. She also continued to play tennis and handball
for many years. She was very committed to her job as a
Para-professional for the City of Malden’s school department,
working with special needs children at the Linden and Beebe
Schools, and her loving devotion to and affection for the
children with whom she worked made a big difference in many of
their lives. She also dedicated her time after school to working
with children at the YMCA.
In 1991, Joan married her
sweetheart, Chester A. Greenberg, and the two settled down in
Malden together raising their family. They shared nearly 30
years of marriage together until Chester’s passing last year.
Joan enjoyed going to the beach, and was a wonderful cook.
She enjoyed taking care of others, and kept a welcome, open home
where family and friends were always welcome.
She was a devoted mother of
Patrick Greenberg of Whitinsville, and step-mother of
Christopher Greenberg of Dorchester and Marie Greenberg of E.
Boston., Cherished sister of Sandra Chase of Billerica,
Thomas Davis of Billerica, Ellen Desrosiers of WA, Wayne Davis
of Grafton, Nancy Davis-Nicosia of Boston.
Joan was preceded in death
by her husband Chester, and her brother, Stephen Davis.
A memorial service will be
held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem
St, Malden on Friday, October 9th, at 11:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's memory
may be made to: Malden
Public Schools, 77 Salem St, Malden MA 02148, In Memory of Joan