Joan (Masse) Barrows

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Joan Anita Barrows
1931 - 2017
WINSLOW - Our beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Anita Barrows (Masse) of Winslow, has gone to be with the Lord. She passed on Jan. 15, 2017, surrounded by friends and family. She was born in Winslow, on May 9, 1931, to Joseph Cyrille Masse and Adele [Laliberte] Masse.
Joan was the head cheerleader at Winslow High. After high school, she met and instantly fell in love with Paul Barrows, who happened to be the star basketball player from rival high school Waterville High. They were married for 18 years until his passing in 1971. Together they had three beloved daughters, Deborah Culpovich, Jody Panarelli and Kelly Barrows-Botero.
Joan, a resident of Maine her whole life, also enjoyed spending time with her family all over New England, often visiting her brother Arthur Masse in Connecticut, or taking in a Red Sox game with the grandkids in Boston. She also made many trips to the West Coast where she would visit her sister, Dolores "Lou" Norton, or spend Christmases in the mountains of Park City, Utah with her family, and her long time companion, Ron Webber.
Joan had nine grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Alexandra Juarez-Aleksieienko, Amanda Champagne-Meadows, Abby Champagne, Chris Panarelli, Emilio Botero, Samuel Botero, Nico Panarelli, Meagan Panarelli, and Daphne Botero.

Published in Central Maine on June 3, 2017