OXFORD – Joann A. (Rossley) Edmonds, 75, died peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Robert G. Edmonds who died in 2014. She is survived by two children, Dianne K. Gingras and her husband Bill of Charlton, and Richard R. Edmonds of Arizona; three grandchildren, Amanda Gingras of Dudley, Robert Gingras and his husband Rafael Costa of Worcester, and Corey Gingras and his partner Tyler Shaw of Worcester; two great-grandchildren, Connor Frye and Brianna Gingras, both of Dudley; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Harold B. and Alfhild C. (Petersen) Rossley, and lived most of her life in Oxford. She graduated from South High School in Worcester in 1965 and received her Associates Degree from Becker College in 2001.
Mrs. Edmonds was the Director of Quality Assurance and Risk Management at Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster for 30 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Oxford. At the church, she was a member of the handbell choir, prayer group, a Sunday school teacher, a vacation bible school teacher, and the prayer shawl ministry. While living in Florida, she was a member of the Spring Hill United Church of Christ in Spring Hill. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Order of the Eastern Star – Clara Barton Chapter, and a member of the board of directors for the Southern Worcester County V.N.A. She was a Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and a member of the Hubbard Regional Hospital Guild.
Mrs. Edmonds enjoyed traveling, crafts, golf, and was an avid reader. Anyone who knew her, knew how much she loved ice cream. Among her most treasured memories was spending time at the family home in Ocean Park, Maine, with five generations of her family. After retirement, she moved to Brooksville, FL, for 12 years and loved being part of the Brookridge Community. She greatly missed her beloved dog Lily, who passed away two years ago.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Oxford. There will be a luncheon following the service. Burial will be private at a later date at Hope Cemetery in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 585, Oxford, MA 01540. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.