JOAN MARIE (CALLAHAN) SNIDER

July 2, 2024

JOAN MARIE (CALLAHAN) SNIDER

JOAN MARIE (CALLAHAN) SNIDER – of Goffstown, New Hampshire, died peacefully, July 2nd, at the age of ninety-three. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Edward Snider. Loving mother of Sharon Snider-Muller, her late husband Jeffery of Manchester NH. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Covert, her husband Cameron of Bedford NH. Treasured great grandmother to Layla Covert. Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Marvin, her late husband Walter, the late Mary Dillon, her late husband John, the late Frederick (Bud) Callahan, his late wife Mabel, and the late Daniel Callahan, his late wife Jean. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday, July 8th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flower remembrances may be made in Joan’s memory to the Dartmouth Children’s Hospital. https://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/giving/chad

JOAN MARIE (CALLAHAN) SNIDER – of Goffstown, New Hampshire, died peacefully, July 2nd, at the age of ninety-three. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Edward Snider.

Born in Woburn, Joan was a daughter of the late Frederick Leo and Mary K. (Duran) Callahan. She was a longtime communicant of St. Charles Church, having been baptized, confirmed, and married there.

Upon graduating from Woburn High School, she earned a job as a teller at the Winchester Trust Company. Due to her strong work ethic, she worked her way up the ranks, eventually becoming head of the Commercial Loan Department. She then transferred to Tanners Bank, where she met her husband, Thomas. In 1961, she and her husband left Woburn and moved to Beverly, where they both worked at The Beverly Trust Co, attributing her uncanny memory of recalling names at the bank.

Joan and Tom purchased their first home in Danvers and felt lucky. Over the years they sold and purchased several properties in the Lake Ossipee area, flipping homes before it became a novelty.

Joan always spent her spare time volunteering in various capacities. First at the Metropolitan state Hospital in Waltham, then at the Thorpe School, where her daughter attended elementary school, and later at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation. She was also a member of the Danvers Garden Club for over 20 years and spent time at the “Torch Lighters”.

Joan followed her passion of antiques and collectables opening a shop “The Brass Bell” where lifelong memories and friendships were also made. Joan took spending time with friends and family very seriously.

 

Though Joan loved watching tennis, shopping, and Ossipee Lake, Joan’s favorite role was as a grandmother. She treasured her time with her granddaughter Elizabeth and loved being her Gaga (one of Elizabeth’s first words), never failing to help bring her to her many after school activities such as swim meets and volleyball practices. When Elizabeth was elementary age, Joan moved to an apartment walking distance where Elizabeth and her friends would climb through a hole in the fence to visit Joan and eat all her yummy snacks. Joan quickly became a grandmother figure to all Elizabeth’s friends! Joan and Elizabeth shared a mutual love for the Outlets TJ Maxx and Marshalls, finding the best bargains on designer clothes.

 

Fast forward a few years, and Joan found out on her 91st birthday that she was going to be a great grandmother. Layla joined the world and lit up her life. Joan loved receiving visits from Layla and spent time holding her and admiring her tiny little features. Joan was fortunate to be present at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Layla’s first birthday where she made amazing memories with her great granddaughter. Joan’s life was a testament to her love of life and her tenacious spirit. Reminiscing, recalling details of her life and those she loved was a passion.

 

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hillsborough Nursing Home who adored and cared for her lovingly and gave her lots of strawberry ice cream.

Devoted mother of Sharon Snider-Muller, her late husband Jeffery of Manchester NH. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Covert, her husband Cameron of Bedford NH. Treasured great grandmother to Layla Covert. Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Marvin, her late husband Walter, the late Frederick (Bud) Callahan, his late wife Mabel, the late Mary Dillon, her late husband John, and the late Daniel Callahan, his late wife Jean. 

Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday, July 8th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  In lieu of flower remembrances may be made in Joan’s memory to the Dartmouth Children’s Hospital. https://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/giving/chad

Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday, July 8th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  In lieu of flower remembrances may be made in Joan’s memory to the Dartmouth Children’s Hospital. https://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/giving/chad

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