Joanne L. Wheeler, 85

Joanne L. Wheeler, 85

Ms. Joanne L. (Gaff) Wheeler, age 85, of Saugus, died at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Born in Malden, Joanne was the daughter of the late Henry and Louise (Lafayette) Gaff. She had worked as a kindergarten teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption in Chelsea.

Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her daughter, Joanne M. Fafard; four grandchildren, Amanda Allen, Nola Paton, Alexis Fafard and William Fafard Jr.; three brothers, John, Robert and Gilbert Gaff. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and those who fondly called her “Gram.” She was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Sonny and Larry Gaff; and two sisters, Louise Kelley and Louanne Eccleston.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, at 10 a.m. For directions and condolences


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