Donations may be made to the:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
28 West 44th St, Suite 609
New York, NY 10036.
Joan B. Poulias, age 88 of Parnell, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 29, 2020. Her family is grateful for the opportunity to have celebrated her life and say goodbye in a love-filled hospital room. Joan was born in Marmora, Canada on September 16, 1931. She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Gene; her daughters, Joanne Poulias and Jolene (Jim) McCormick; her brother, Don (Kathy) Loveless. She is preceded in death by her sons, Steven and Michael Poulias; and her sisters, Marie Austin and Anne Quinlan. Joan was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Parnell. She was the matriarch of the family, loved and respected by her husband, children and grandchildren. Joan was a wonderful homemaker and an avid crafter, enjoying primarily knitting and crocheting. She could often be found completing puzzles in the dining room or reading books. She wrote the book on grand parenting, taking her grandchildren on walks in the woods at their cottage in Baldwin, Michigan, teaching them what could be eaten, and provided the very best tea parties. She was generous with her love to her 2 surviving children; 7 grandchildren, Jenny Dewald, Matt (Jen) Groeneweg, D’Lisa Groeneweg, and Jimmy, Nick, Alyssa, and Jared McCormick; and 6 great-grandchildren, Athena, Sophia, Tyler Groeneweg, Evan Groeneweg, Aisling Dewald, Audrey Dewald; two special foster great-grandchildren, Cheyann Arens-Caudill and Nicole Ketchum. A Rosary will be held at St. Patrick’s parish in Parnell on Thursday, September 3rd from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m with visitation from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00 p.m., all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave. NE, Ada, MI 49301. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.