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Joan K. Carley

May 18, 1927 — June 26, 2008

Joan (Keir) Carley, age 81 of Lincoln, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at her residence following an extended illness.�She was the wife of John A. Carley.

Born on May 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Helen (Fraim) Keir.�Raised and educated in Framingham and Wayland, she later attended and was graduated from Skidmore College in 1950.�She then attended Radcliffe College and earned an MTP in business administration.�She met John at MIT, where they both worked, and they married in 1953.�They settled in Lincoln together to raise their family.

Mrs. Carley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with family and friends�as well as�summers on Rust Pond in Wolfeboro, NH.�She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, crossword puzzles, playing the piano, singing, and knitting.�In her younger days she was a devoted camper and counselor at Fleur de Lis Camp in Fitzwilliam, NH and remained connected with the camp throughout her life.�She spent much of her time volunteering for a variety of groups, including the First Parish Church Sunday and nursery schools, the Old Town Hall Exchange, the United Way, and Concord-Assabet Adolescent Services in Concord.

Besides her husband she is survived by her sons David G. Carley and wife Margie of York, ME, Thomas K. Carley and wife Alissa Churchill of New York, NY, Malcolm M. Carley and wife Helen Swartwood of Harvard, and her daughter Ann A. Carley and husband John Dimitriou of Stow.�She is also survived by 9 grandchildren.


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