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Joan R. (Freda "'Kumph") Sheehan

October 17, 1931 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 88)


Joan R. (Freda) “Kumph” Sheehan, 88, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home with her loving family at her side.

   She was the wife of the late Charles Kumph who died in 2004 and the wife of the late John “Jack” Sheehan who died in 2015.

   Joan leaves three sons, Robert Kumph and his wife Daryl, Dana Kumph and his wife Marybeth and Brian Kumph; two daughters, Sharon Schick and her husband Kevin and Carole Brasili and her husband John “Bo”; two step-daughters, Eileen Sheehan and her husband Donald Bingham and Karen Wittmier and her husband Darren Marcil; eight grandchildren, Heather Chadinha and her husband Mike, Melanie K. Cannamucio and her husband Sam, Travis Kumph and his wife Kristi, Tylor Kumph, Mario Brasili and his wife Katie, John Brasili and his girlfriend Michelle, Colby Kosel and his wife Lisa and Lacy Kosel Berg and her husband Kevin; ten great-grandchildren, Jake Kumph, Magie Kosel, Emett Kosel, Elijah Machen, Rowan Ducharme, Jaxon Brasili, Mila Brasili, Charlotte Kumph, Olivia Kumph and Harlon Brasili; two step-grandsons, Christopher Wittmier and Shawn Wittmier;  a sister-in-law, Bev Freda: two nephews, Wayne Freda and Matthew Freda; two nieces Faith Freda and Nancy Freda.

   She is also predeceased by a brother Robert F. Freda.

   She was born in Boston, MA on October 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Gorden L. and Margaret (Henry) Freda.

   As a child she spent all her summer vacations at her grandmother’s home in Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia. She loved doing needle point and was an avid reader. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.

   Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster, MA.

   Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Main Street, Leominster, MA

   A calling hours will precede the funeral from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

   For further information see

   John F. Masciarelli & Walter C. Taylor funeral directors.

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February 5, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Funeral Mass
February 5, 2020

11:00 AM

February 5, 2020

11:55 AM
Evergreen Cemetery
351 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453

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