EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 9, 2013

Prudence M. 'Flo' Joaquin, 82

North Andover — Prudence M. (Nicolosi) “Flo” Joaquin, 82, of North Andover, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2013, at Lawrence General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lawrence, where she grew up and was educated. She moved to North Andover in 2003, and was member of the North Andover Senior Center, where she met and made wonderful friends. Flo worked at Lawrence General Hospital as a full and part-time housekeeper. A member of St. Michael's Parish, Flo was a deeply religious person, who had great faith in God and lived by his words. Her family was her whole life, whom she loved with all her heart and soul. She prayed selflessly for her family, friends and for all who walked into her life.

“She was the most kind, caring, and loving woman. If you met our mother, she was your friend for life. She was loved by so many. And now, as she walks in Heaven, she will be holding our Dad's hand, happy and smiling with her beautiful smile,” said her daughter, Maryann.

She was the widow of John J. Joaquin. She is survived by her daughter, Maryann and her husband, Gary Kolifrath of Haverhill, Mass.; sons, John E. Joaquin of North Andover; son, Kenneth and his wife, Diane, of Haverhill, Mass., David and his wife, Joanne, of Londonderry, N.H., Michael Joaquin, of Seabrook, N.H., Robert Joaquin of Plaistow, N.H., and Daniel Joaquin of Lawrence; her brother-in-law, Daniel Joaquin and his wife, Jane, of Florida; her sister-in-law, Bridgett Nicolosi of Germany; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Friday, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, at 10 a.m., in St. Michael’s Church, North Andover. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.

For directions, or to send condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Joaquin Family with the arrangements.