1935 - 2021



Joanne Catherine (MacAulay) Trowbridge of Boston, MA/Vero Beach, FL passed away on May 28, 2021.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Trowbridge.  Daughter of the late John and Anne (Ferguson) MacAulay of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.Joanne is survived by her loving best friend, Jack Alconada of Jacksonville/ Vero Beach, FL and her dear sister, Thelma Gleason of Walpole, MA. She leaves her son, John Trowbridge and his wife Kate, along with her grandchildren Rita Lynne, Brian and Virginia Trowbridge, all of Oakland, CA. She also leaves her daughter, Thelma Trickler, her grandchildren Sarah, Donald and David Trickler, along with her cherished great-granddaughters, Cayden Joanna and Natalie Brooklynn Almeder, all of Marshfield, MA.

Joanne will truly be remembered for her contagious laughter and her warm smile.  Her positive attitude and outlook on life gave strength to so many around her.  Her chicken soup warmed countless hearts.  Everyone looked forward to her famous lemon squares, so much so that “Lemon Squares” became her nickname.She loved to dance.  She and Jack were known for racing to the dance floor for the first dance of the night at the VFW.  She loved to sew, cook, bake and laugh.  She always had a recipe to share and a joke to tell.Joanne was kind and generous of heart.  She loved helping people through her volunteer work at Boylston Congregational Church, The Source in Vero Beach and Meals on Wheels.She loved spending time with dear family and treasured friends.  She always made it a point to keep in touch with everyone that she cared about.  She will be missed by Joseph Thibeau of Hyde Park, whom Joanne considered to be another son.

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.  Nothing brought her more happiness than her role as “Ma”, “Nana”, “Grandma” and “G.G Ma.”  She will be missed greatly and remembered adoringly by so many.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joanne's name to either the Dana Faber Jimmy Fund ( or the American Heart Association (

Visiting hours will be on Wednesday June 9th from 3-7pm at Mann Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain. Family and friend are invited. 

A Prayer Service will take place on Thursday June 10th at 10 'clock at the funeral home.  Interment at Bourne National Cemetery, Bourne, ma at 1:30pm.  Masks are required at the cemetery.



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Forever Love from the Fords.

June 8, 2021 5:50 PM

You will never be forgotten Joanne. You have spread your roots and your love far and wide. We all love you. Til we meet again.
Forever Love from the Fords.

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Stephen, Marian & Family.

June 7, 2021 1:05 PM

With heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for your loss.
May Joanneā€™s memory live on in all of us, and may it be a blessing for all of us.
Stephen, Marian & Family.

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Kate Corrigan-Trowbridge

June 3, 2021 12:01 PM

Dear Ma, I will miss your laughter and wisdom most of all. You have been a wonderful mother-in-law and when I lost my mom, you took me under your wing too. I was so fortunate to have the Trowbridge family become my family too. You will be missed for the rest of our lives. You were a huge presence for such a petite woman. Such a zest for life , love and laughter!
Love forever,

Ginny Trowbridge

June 3, 2021 11:36 AM

My Gramma was the warmest, kindest most magnetic person and people felt that. She always had an ear to lend or a cup of tea to share, so deeply loved by many. I will carry her in my heart always.
Ginny Trowbridge

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Rita Trowbridge

June 3, 2021 11:32 AM

Although it has been a while since I saw you last, I will always think fondly of our morning chats while sipping rose tea when we'd come to visit. I'll miss your jokes and your contagious, one of a kind laugh that soon followed after them. You're with Papa now, and there is comfort in that. I Love you Grama always

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