Joanne Washburn, 24, of Marlborough


Joanne WashburnMarlborough – Joanne Washburn, 24, passed away on November 29, 2022. She was born in Boston, Ma on July 19, 1998.

Survived by her parents George & Josephine, her sisters Jamie and Jacqueline. Her niece Annabelle and her nephew Dom, her Nana Babsy, her many aunts, uncles and cousins and her Cat Aura.

Small in size, but not in soul. Joanne touched countless lives in her short time here – spreading compassion, love, and understanding every place she went. She was a lover of nature, music, animals & creating deep bonds with those she cared about. No matter her own struggles, she always bent over backwards to care for those who couldn’t care for themselves.

She had an incredible ability to bring out the child in everyone, and through this made the world a little kinder & more silly. She was able to immerse anyone in the fun she created; collecting drawings from friends & strangers alike on her Etch-a-Sketch, bringing people together through a game of Jenga, or simply laying down a blanket in the grass to create a loving space for all.

Joanne was the fiercest friend you could find. Bold, strong & wild, Joanne said it how it was and defended her friends with an energy that can’t be replicated. Also gentle and kind, she constantly showed a range of compassion and emotion that you rarely find. She was kind for kindness’ sake, if only to make this life a little easier on those around her. It is this quality that she will be most remembered by, and the one that she always wanted to pass onto this world.

Be Kind 🙂

The Short & Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough assisted with arrangements.


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