OXFORD – Joan L. (Ackerman) Ayotte, 76, of Wheelock Street, died peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. She is survived by three brothers, Alan Ackerman of Millbury, Donald “Jack” Ackerman of Auburn, and Robert Ackerman of Spencer; four sisters, Dorothy Mandella of Auburn, Hilda Brunnett of Leicester, Marion Cote of Brookfield, and Andrea Ackerman of Worcester; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Gilbert F. Ayotte who died in 2015; three brothers, George Ackerman, Thomas “Buster” Ackerman, and Richard Ackerman; and a sister, Margaret Brunnett. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George and Hilda (Dyson) Ackerman, and was a lifelong resident of the Worcester area.
Mrs. Ayotte worked in food service her entire career, most recently at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. She was a foster grandparent at a local elementary school for several years and was an avid bowler. She helped her sisters and brothers as a caretaker for her nephews and nieces for several years.
No funeral service in planned. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting with arrangements.