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Joanne Bacon Alves

October 3, 1930 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 87)

Joanne Bacon Alves, 87, passed away in her beloved home in Naples, Florida on February 25, 2018. She was born on October 3, 1930 in Belmont, Massachusetts to Frank and Elfreda Bacon. Joanne was a devoted wife of 52 years, to the late Edward Russell Alves. She is survived by their three children; Mark Alves, Kimberly Bounds, Leslie Alves and her sister Barbara Bacon Nowell. Joanne is the grandmother of Hunter and Kane Bounds, Bradley Helmuth, Shea Cahill, Logan and Riley Dow and the late infant, Maclain Dow. She is the great grandmother of Landon and Carter Bounds, and Pierce Helmuth; and is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jo can be remembered best for her wit, her contagious laugh, and her love of family. A proud military wife, Jo was a resilient woman. Among her notable achievements are being a foster parent, a devout Episcopalian, and an active member and President of the Women’s Club in Worcester County, MD. Joanne was a part of the grassroots effort to protect Assateague Island and designate it as a National Seashore in the 1970s. She was well known for her frequent dinner parties, and was recognized by the Delmarva Chicken Cooking Challenge with a second place award for her chicken liver pate- a reputed high point with her greatest fans. Jo was an avid traveler and introduced her grandchildren to the wonders of Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. She loved life and will be remembered by the people whose lives she touched.

Joanne’s cremains will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery adjacent to her husband at a service to be scheduled.    

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