Joanne R. Packard (Mimi), 68, of Londonderry passed away Sunday Sept. 16, 2018 in Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass. surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1949 in Manchester, N.H. a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Peterson) Blasik. Joanne was actively involved with the Londonderry Community. She was part of the founding and is considered the mother of New Hampshire Motorcyclists Rights Organization. She also organized the Motorcycle Toy Run for 20 years, collecting toys for needy children for the Salvation Army. She was a Board member of the Soup Kitchen for nine years and served one year as the Chairman. She was the Londonderry Town Republican Chair for nine years and former Finance chair for the Rockingham County Republicans. Joanne was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was a past president. Her life was dedicated to her family and helping those less fortunate.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Sherman Packard, her daughter, Tracy Jones and her husband Stuart, three grandchildren, Derek Jones, Chad Jones and Tasha Jones; her beloved sisters-in law and brothers-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held on Friday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Funeral services followed in the funeral home with cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Motorcyclists Rights Organization for their annual collection of toys for the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 16398, Hooksett, N.H. 03106. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.