+ Joan Raiano – UPDATED (5/1/11)

Joan Raiano, wife of Tony passed away today at 5:15 PM.

Tentative information:

Wake on Tuesday
Services on Wednesday
More information to follow!

UPDATE (5/1/11)

  • Wake: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 (5 – 8:00 PM)  – John Rowe Funeral Home
  • Service: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10:00 AM – West Millbury Chapel, Millbury, MA


Joan E. (Scannell) Raiano, 50, of Marlborough died at home Friday (April 29, 2011) surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy illness.

She leaves her husband of 25 years, Anthony F. “Tony” Raiano and her daughter Bobbie Jo Raiano of Marlborough. Her father Myles Scannell of Millbury. Daughter of the late Janet (Dickie) Scannell and sister of the late John Scannell.

She was a 1978 graduate of Millbury High School.

She was an assembler for over nine years at Proteon of Westborough and previously worked at the Masonic Nursing Home in Charlton. For many years she assisted her husband Tony working the family farm.

She taught and coached JV Soccer at both Clinton High School and at Algonquin High School.

She also worked as a referee in Soccer and Lacrosse at both the high school and Youth levels.

She was a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and a member and former president of EMWSL. Also was a Board member and game director of the MSSL.

She was a member of the Waushakum Live Steamers of Holliston, where she ran the register at the annual meets.

Funeral services will be held at 10A.M. Wednesday (May 4, 2011) in the West Millbury Chapel, West Main Street, West Millbury. Funeral procession will leave the John P. Rowe Funeral Home, Inc., 57 Main Street, Marlborough at 8:45 A.M.

Burial will follow in West Millbury Cemetery, West Millbury.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, May 3, 2011, from 5 to 8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Relay For Life – Marlborough/Hudson, Worcester, MA.


+ Joan Raiano – UPDATED (5/1/11) — 3 Comments

  1. Tony and Bobbie Jo, Aaron and I send our sorrow and wishes to you during this time. We were glad to have known Joan through the years and she became a very good friend. We were very grateful when she accepted our offer to present us our rings during our wedding in December.

    With regards
    Bob and Aaron

  2. Bobbie Jo and Tony,
    We will miss Joan. She and her family represent what Waushakum is all about. True and trusted friends enjoying common likes. She will be missed.

    Pam & Kent

  3. Hi all

    Joan will be missed not only as a friend , she was a part of Waushakum , yes she loved to work the cooktent, along with Pam . But no matter when things started to wrong , she aways had a smile on . Pat