TCS mourns the passing of Joanne Louise Wheeler, age 85, on October 29, 2019. She was a long-time supporter of TCS and was affectionately known as “Gram” to so many who knew her. Gram was one of the co-directors of our musical revue: A Celebration of Love, in February 2010. Much of the structure of the show was her concept. She also assisted with costumes on numerous productions over the years. In recent years, while she may not have worked on shows, she supported the theatre and her family who were involved by attending performances.
Please keep Gram’s friends and loved ones in your prayers. Her granddaughter Amanda Allen, grandson William Fafard, Jr., and daughter Joanne Fafard are all active members of TCS and her loss is being deeply felt by them and their extended TCS family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus on Tuesday, November 5th from 4PM to 8PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 6th at 9AM followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. in Saugus at 10AM. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
In lieu of flowers donations in Joanne’s name can be made to:
Theatre Company of Saugus
P.O. Box 1058
Saugus, MA 01906
Check should be made to Theatre Company of Saugus with a note that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler.
Saugus High School Drama Club
c/o Michael Hashem, Principal
Saugus High School
One Pearce Memorial Drive
Saugus, MA 01906
Checks should be made to Saugus Public Schools with a letter or note stating that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler for the Saugus High School Drama Club.