Joan M. Mackowiak, 88, of Grafton


Joan M. MackowiakGrafton – Joan M. (Blanchard) Mackowiak, 88, passed away on April 12, 2021 at Webster Manor after a lengthy illness. Her husband of 56 years, Lee Mackowiak, passed away in 2010 and her son, Daniel Mackowiak, also predeceased her in 2018.

Joan leaves her grandchildren, Trevor and Angela; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Mackowiak, Sue Federici, who was in many ways like a daughter to Joan; and many dear friends.

Joan was born on Feb. 21, 1933 in Worcester and she grew up in the city before moving to Grafton where she lived for many years with her husband, Lee.

Together, Joan and Lee were the owners and operators of Centre Plaza Donut Shop from 1982 to 1993 where they built many friendships while serving the best donuts in town.

Away from work on a summer afternoon, Joan was easily found poolside with a Bloody Mary and she always hoped her grandchildren would be close by as she adored them above all else.

A gathering with Joan’s family and friends was held April 17 at Roney Funeral Home of North Grafton, with a private prayer service and burial.

Please honor Joan with a donation to The American Cancer Society at

A Book of Memories to share a message with Joan’s family is available online at