Millis, Ma — Joan M. (Sullivan) Bacon, 75, of Wayland, formerly of Millis, died on Sunday evening, December 15, 2013, at the Metro-West Medical Center, after a brief illness.
The daughter of the late Timothy J. and Florence H. (McIsaac) Sullivan, she was born in Boston and raised and educated in the West Roxbury section of the city. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Boston, received her degree in mathematics from Emmanuel College in Bostonm and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
As a young woman, Mrs. Bacon had been employed at the Mitre Corporation and then the I.B.M., where she met her late husband.
A resident of Millis for over 35 years, she moved to Wayland two years ago. Mrs. Bacon was an active part of both communities and the Parishes of Saint Thomas and recently Good Shepherd. A generous woman, she gave of both her time and talents; she served as a Catchiest with Saint Thomas’ CCD program, was involved with the “Giving Tree” during Christmas, and had been involved with the food bank. She served as mentor to many young women, giving her best counsel on life situations, and was a co-chair of the Town of Wayland Cultural Council.
An avid reader and learner, she was still taking adult education classes. She enjoyed cooking and caring for her house plants, and was known for her well-kept home and organizational skills. She was a huge fan of Broadway musicals and loved to attend the theatre, she was also a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox ,staying up to date on each players stats. She also enjoyed Notre Dame College and Patriot football.
Mrs. Bacon was married to her late husband, Donald A. Bacon, at Saint Theresa Avila Church in West Roxbury in 1970. He predeceased her in 2007.
She is survived by her son, Michael D. Bacon of New York City; and her brother, John D. Sullivan of Salem, N.H. She is also survived by her dear extended family.
She was the sister of the late Richard K. Sullivan .
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of Joan's Life on Thursday, at 10 a.m., at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Exchange Street, Millis. Interment will follow at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis.
For additional information, please visit www.robertsmitchell.com.