JOAN's Story

CARIBOU - Joan May Stairs, 85, passed away July 25, 2016, in Bangor. She was born on Christmas Day in 1930, the daughter of Fortunat and Adrienne Lagasse of Caribou.

Joan was a graduate of Our Lady of the Mountains Academy in Gorham, NH, class of 1949. In 1953, Joan married Walter "Buzzy" Stairs. They moved to Yalesville, CT where they raised their family. Joan moved back to Caribou after the death of her husband in 1980.

Joan was an active member of the VFW, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies of St. Anne and Daughters of Isabella. Joan enjoyed playing cards, music, traveling and spending time with family.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband; and her siblings, Robert Lagassie, Richard Legassie, and Norma Nugent. Joan is survived by a daughter, Marlene Chuba and husband, Don; sons, Walter Stairs Jr. and wife, Cathy, and Timothy Stairs and wife, Laura; a sister, Marion Gill; grandchildren, Sarah and Peter Chuba, Stephen and Ryan Stairs, and Kody Hibberd; great-grandchildren, Hannah Chuba and Bentlee Hibberd; numerous family members and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am, Saturday, August 20, 2016, from the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou.

Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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