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Joanne M. DotenOctober 8, 1960 ~ March 28, 2017 (age 56)
Joanne M. (Greenlaw) Doten, 56, of Ludlow, MA passed peacefully after an 18 year battle with ALS, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Born in Calais, ME on Oct. 8, 1960, she was a graduate of Calais Memorial H. S.. Joanne had lived in the Western MA area since 1987. She was an avid sports fan and passionately followed the Patriots, Red Sox, PGA golf and NASCAR rooting on her favorite driver, Jeff Burton. Joanne worked as an Operations Manager for Froggy’s Saloon in Westfield and the Open Door Café in Ludlow. She always made sure that her friends and her customers always had a place to go to, even during the holidays. She will be remembered for her great spirit, sense of humor, snappy comebacks and her gigantic heart. She was truly an inspiration to everyone who knew her and of her ability to never give up. Joanne was also a very active supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Foundation.
The daughter of the late Hilda (Cousins) Greenlaw and sister of the late Susan Greenlaw, Joanne is survived by her father, Allen Greenlaw, Sr. of Alexander, ME, her daughter, Stephanie Blanchard and her husband Fred of Springfield, two grandchildren, Sierra and Jackson, her sister, Becky Willson of W. Springfield, her two brothers, Butch Greenlaw and his wife Dedi of Hermon, ME and David Greenlaw and his wife MaryJo of Bradenton, FL. as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend, Anthony Campagnari of Daytona Beach, FL.
Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Hall West and Baystate Medical Center, Daly 6, Palliative Care Unit. There will be a celebration of life for Joanne in the near future and her burial will take place in the family plot in Calais, ME at a later date. Contributions in Joanne’s memory may be made to the ALS Society, Mass. Chapter, 315 Norwood Park S., Norwood, MA, 02062. For additional info., please visit www.nowakfuneral.com.