Obituaries

Joan C. (Adams) Jensen

November 15th, 2012

Joan Carol (Adams) Jensen, age 65, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on November 12, 2012, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a lengthy illness.

Joan came into the world on Christmas Day, December 25, 1946, in Lowell, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late John and Barbara (Gates) Adams.  Joan was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1964.

Prior to retiring in 2005, Joan was employed as a Claims Officer for the U. S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.  Joan was a dedicated, responsible, and faithful employee, for over 40 years and a wonderful co-worker.

Joan was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Wilmington for a number of years and was always there to lend a hand.

In her spare time, Joan enjoyed shopping, playing with her dogs, and taking trips to Atlantic City with her family and friends.

Joan was the beloved wife of Arthur W. Jensen and devoted mother of Andy Jensen both of Wilmington, she is also survived by her beloved dogs Poncho and Matto.

Graveside services will be held at the Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington, on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m.   In lieu of flowers donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Methuen Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA  01844-2052.  Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Joan C. (Adams) Jensen”

  1. Frank and Karen West says:

    Arthur and Andy-

    Karen and I are saddened at your loss. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to call. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Karen and Frank West

  2. Peter Camp says:

    Jensen Family–

    I fondly remember working with Joan at Hanscom AFB from 1994-1997. She was one of our most outstanding employees, and she taught me everything I know about administering claims. We here at Hanscom are so sorry to learn of your loss.

  3. Barbie Morse says:

    Arthur and Andy,

    Joan was such a lovely lady and I am grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing her. I loved our hairdressing appt’s. She will be greatly Missed by everybody that knew her. xo

  4. Linda McGann says:

    Arthur and Andy ,

    Joan was like my second mom while I was station at Hanscom AFB, Ma. She taught me everything I knew about claims, she always open her home to families and single Airmen during the holidays. Joan knew Claims better than any paralegal or Jag in the office:) Here is Joan favorite quote in the office ” How is the government at fault”?? If you worked in claims you know what that meant:) Joan was a dedicated civil service employee but more importantly the kindness person around. She will be missed.

  5. Georgia Dupuis says:

    Arthur an Andy I am very sorry about the loss of Joan. She was the nicest lady and a lovely friend that I met at Hanscom an worked with. I remember when we would go to gatherings at your house. I will always treasure the memories. She will be truly missed. My heartfelt sympathy to your family..

  6. Ellen Rambo-Wilson says:

    My condolences to Arthur and Andy.
    Joan was one of the sweetest ladies I know. As a new military member coming to Hanscom AFB, she not only made me feel welcomed, but she made sure I knew my job. She had more knowledge in the area of claims than anyone, and she did her job with complete confidence. I will always appreciate and cherish the times she opened her home to the airmen in the office. Psalms 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

  7. Larry Jensen says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  8. Laura (Jensen) Perri says:

    Hi Arthur I just heard from son Larry about your loss. I never met your wife which from her obit, is my loss. I’m so very sorry for you and your son.

  9. Bill & Julie Rowe says:

    Hi Arthur, I just found out today of the loss of your beloved wife, Joan. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your son are in our prayers. If there is anything that I can do, please call me.

  10. Patricia Jensen says:

    Uncle Arthur and cousin Andy, I wish you peace knowing that Joan’s suffering has ended. I am thinking of you both and hoping that you are able to remember all the wonderful things about Joan that we all know and love. RIP beloved Joan.

  11. Tracy (Carter) Ackerman says:

    I have so many great memories spending time at your house & summer vacations in Alton Bay. She was a wonderful, strong woman that I admire. She will be missed. Love to you both Uncle Arthur & Andy. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.

  12. Lillian & Henry Lehman says:

    Arthur and Andy,

    Henry and I send our deepest condolences. Joan was a wonderful and thoughtful person. She had a great smile.

  13. David Chalela says:

    God bless your family. Thank you Joan for all your help at Hanscom and your dedicated service to the troops.

  14. Betty Maslbas says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. I worked with her for many years at the Hanscom Legal office. Joan always had a smile for you when you’d stop by to say hello. She will be truly missed by all.

  15. cheryl says:

    my dearest friend my queen of hearts passed away but lives on in life and spirit.. dear jj you are blessed and loved by many. gamble with the best and keep on loving. you are truly loved and missed already by the great bald eagle and me.. rip my friend and remember we never forget.

  16. Tom Gates says:

    Im sorry for your loss Arthur & Andy..I too will miss my cousin Joan..

  17. cheryl says:

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas my friend. RIP forever and ever!!!!!

    Cheryl and Don (great bald eagle)

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