Joan M. (Moar) Schmitz

  • Born: June 24, 1930
  • Died: July 30, 2021
  • Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

SCHMITZ, Joan M. (Moar). Of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Schmitz.

Loving mother of Wayne T. and his wife Kathleen Schmitz of Rockland, Joseph C. Schmitz of Quincy, Kenneth M. and his wife Leona Schmitz of Brockton, Douglas W. and his wife Debra Schmitz of Whitman, Brian P. and his wife Jody Schmitz of Dorchester, Laurie A. Schmitz of Quincy, and the late David J. Schmitz.

Sister of the late Shirley Hall, Elizabeth "Betty" McCaffery, and her twin sister Jean Keegan.

Joan is also survived by 6 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joan's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Wednesday evening, August 4, from 4-8 P.M.

Interment will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

It is with great sadness that I have just learned of the death of Mrs. Moar. I had the immense pleasure of knowing her through my genealogical research. I had wonderful phone conversations with her where she told me stories from her youth. Like when she took the train with friends to see hockey games in Toronto. She was a real hockey fan. A woman of character who was not afraid to speak her mind. Thanks to her generosity, I was able to learn more about our ties between the families, Ross, O'Brien and Wade of the Tabusintac region of New Brunswick. I will miss her voice and her stories. Have a nice trip Mrs Moar and my sincere condolences to you, her children. Your mom was someone!

Posted by Danny Wade - Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. - Family Friend   August 24, 2021

Mom its hard to express my love for you and my heartache of loosing you I will never forget the times of just you and me starting the Christmas village, rule one only one piece a year!! Even when everyone bought pieces for it we still did our own thing and one piece at a time.

Posted by Laurie Schmitz - Quincy, MA - Family   August 07, 2021

The Schmitz family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Auntie Joan will always hold a special place in my heart❤ We always hear that you are suppose to leave the world a better place when you pass. Well Your Mom certainly did. Everyone that was fortunate to have met her is a better person today because of it. Her kind, positive & adventurous personality, was truly remarkable. I will miss her dearly, but she has left a lifetime of great memories for me❤❤❤

Posted by Jean Lucas - Pelham, NH - Family   August 04, 2021

Very rarely am I left speechless, but all I can say nana is thank you. You loved me unconditionally and always supported me when I needed it most. To say you will be missed is an extreme understatement but I know you're in God's hands now. You were a living angel among us but now I can say I've gained the greatest guardian angel there is. Until we meet again. I love you nana.

Posted by Andrew Schmitz - Boston, MA - Grandchild   August 04, 2021


Our sincerest condolences to the Schmitz family. Our hearts and love go out to all of you.

Posted by Rhonda & Joseph Livingston - Kingston, MA - Family   August 03, 2021

To the Schmitz family,
Your mom was one of the nicest ladies on Taft st. I used to babysit for David and Douglas and she was so good to me. I am so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of all you. Kathleen McDonough Costello

Posted by Kathleen McDonough Costello - Dorchester, MA - Neighbor   August 02, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom will ne remembered and missed. She is comfortably resting wrapped in the arms of God. She will always be in My thoughts and prayers. I was truly blessed to have known her and to have had her in my life.

Posted by Dawn-Marie Kaulbfliesch - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   August 02, 2021

This picture is from one of vacations that we were able to share with Auntie Joan. She was one of the nicest people we have ever had the privilege to know. Lots of memories, She will be thought of fondly for many years to come. If she has her way up there, we should all put a lot of money on the Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup next year. Love
Linda & Charlie

Posted by Linda & Charlie Keegan - Pelham, NH - Family   August 02, 2021

Mom, what else can I say beside thank you! I was privileged to call you mother for 50 yrs. I love you more than words can ever express, this is only a temporary separation as I look forward to meeting you again someday, I love you, the best mother in the world.

Posted by Brian Schmitz - Dorchester, MA - Son   August 02, 2021

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