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Joan E. Horne

March 11, 1930 September 29, 2019
Joan E. Horne
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Obituary for Joan E. Horne

Joan Elizabeth (Sanford) Horne, age 89, passed away at her home in Foxborough on Sunday, September 29, 2019. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Rattigan) Sanford and was the wife of the late Francis Horne, Sr.

Joan was born in Foxborough on March 11, 1930 and was a graduate of Foxborough High School, Class of 1947. She and her late husband Francis were married in Foxborough in 1948. She was a life-long Foxborough resident.

Joan retired from the former Foxboro Company after many years. She enjoyed crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed watching golf and John Wayne movies.Most of all Joan enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Beloved mother of Carol Rogers and her husband Ron, Joyce Imbaro and her husband Phil and Judith Kearney, all of Foxborough and the late Francis “Skip” Horne. Loving Noni of Tracey and PJ Imbaro of Foxborough, Matt Rogers and his wife Melissa of Plainville, Amy Riccard of Foxborough, Stephanie Muller of Taunton and Andrew Kearney and his fiancé Kristen of North Attleboro. Great Noni of Vanessa and Courtney Imbaro, Larry, Jr., Cole and Riley Riccard, Emma-Lyn Muller and Aubrey Rogers. Sister of Jack Sanford of Carver, Nancy Swift of Foxborough and Mary Truax of Ocala, FL. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and her dear friend and neighbor June.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, October 3 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Foxborough. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To send an on line condolence please visit the funeral home web site at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Fund, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244.


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