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Jo-Ann Ward

05/03/1950 - 02/08/2022


Obituary For Jo-Ann Ward

Jo Ann Ward, 71, of Riverside, RI passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Yergeau) Medeiros and the wife of the late Jerry W. Ward, she was a lifelong resident of Warren before recently moving to Riverside. Jo Ann worked as a CNA for many years while she and her late husband raised their family. She was very proud of her sons and loved spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting and would make it to Jai-Alai any chance she got. Once she became unable to attend in person, she would often play games on her tablet. Jo Ann is survived by her sons Jerry Ward and his wife Erin of Fairfax, VA and Justin Ward and his wife Nicole of Riverside, RI; her brother, Richard Medeiros and his wife Belle of Warren, RI; her sister, Laurie Medeiros of Lancaster, MA and her two grandchildren, Khloe Lee Ward and Talon Walker Ward. She was the sister of the late Kenneth Medeiros and Alfred Medeiros Jr. Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 10AM at South Burial Ground, 39 Sowamsett St. Warren, RI. For tributes, please visit

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  • 03/12/2022

    I Remember on 12/27/2011 the girl she always wanted was born Khloe Lee and that was her best friend til the day she passed and also her grandson 12/16/2015 Talon Walker she lived being sick and fighting through her disease just to see them grown and have a relationship with them to her it was all about family and I know she's looking down keeping an eye on them

  • 02/21/2022

    We enjoyed many trips with Joann and Jerry and the boys years ago to Texas, Disneyworld and places along the way. We visited them and they visited us. She was a good cook and worked hard to make a home for her family. Her last visit to us it was obvious she was struggling with her health, but she fought a good fight and finished the race and now she has peace. All our family, nieces, nephews are praying for her boys and their family and for Richard and Belle who helped her for years. Mike and Brbara Ward and family

  • 02/15/2022

    My deepest condolences to all the family. She was a wonderful lady.

  • 02/15/2022

    Loving person always had a smile on her face and always welcomed you into her home -DND

  • 02/15/2022

    Best mother in the world did everything should could for her children now you can take care of dad I love you

  • 02/15/2022

    We miss you very much. JW

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