GARDNER - Joan E. (Young) Antilla, 81, formerly of 134 Peabody Street, died peacefully Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016 at Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with her family at her side.
She was born in Gardner on September 14, 1935, daughter of the late Stanley Young and Elsie (Koski) Young Smith and was a resident of Gardner for most of her life.
Joan worked at Simplex Time Recorder Co for over 30 years until her retirement. Joan had lived in Baldwinville for 40 years and then moved to Gardner, where she lived for over 30 years. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.
She leaves two daughters, Deborah L. Howson of Baldwinville and Donna M. Richard and her husband Roger of Royalston; two sisters, Marion Gay of Baldwinville and Linda Columbus of Otter River and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11 A.M. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bridge Street, Baldwinville. The Rev. Stephanie Flynn will officiate. There are no calling hours.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.