top banner

Obituary Listings

Joan Leila Governo

October 20, 1935 June 25, 2022
Joan  Leila Governo
There are condolences waiting approval on Joan 's Tribute wall
Obituary for Joan Leila Governo

Joan Leila Governo, (Barton) 86, of Seekonk, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2022, at Steere House Nursing Center in Providence from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Providence, Joan was the daughter of the late Walter & Leila (Nadeau) Barton. She was predeceased by her younger sister, Deborah (Barton) Scarpaci.

Joan leaves a son, David M. Governo (Tina Governo) of Wabun, MA, and daughters, Meg Governo of Cranston, RI, and the late Kimberley A. (Governo) Schor. She was the grandmother of Sarah Allar, Benjamin Allar (Katie McGrail), Greta Del Bonis, and Margot Del Bonis and aunt to Marc Scarpaci.

Gardening, knitting, and politics were just three of the many interests Joan had throughout her life. Prior to retiring, Joan was the program director at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for the then newly formed Lifeline Program. She loved working with the elderly she served and spoke fondly of her experiences for years to come. Joan’s most joyful moments, however, were definitely those spent with her beloved grandchildren whom she treasured.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island.

To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Joan Leila Governo, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events





11:00 AM 6/29/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/29/2022 12:00:00 PM
Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home

210 Taunton Ave
East Providence, RI 02914

Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk, MA

Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home
210 Taunton Ave East Providence 02914 RI
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Joan  Leila Governo

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Joan

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Joan Leila Governo.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.