Joan J. Garant

AUGUSTA – Joan J. Garant, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at the Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a long illness. She was born in Augusta, on Aug. 3, 1934, a daughter of the late Delphis and Florence (Gilbert) Faucher.Mrs. Garant was a 1952 graduate of Cony High School and was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She enjoyed her work at McLean, Southard and Hunt law firm in Augusta where she met her husband, N. Denis Garant, marrying in 1954. Together they raised their family in Lexington, Mass., where she explored a variety of positions, one of her most memorable was working in nutrition at MIT. She enjoyed her volunteer work with a variety of committees and organizations, most notably was her association with the Grey Nuns. After the death of her husband she relocated to her home state of Maine, continuing in her care for others, including volunteering at Maine General Medical Center. Throughout her life she was passionate about food and feeding her family and friends. Known for her lovely voice, quick wit, and sense of humor, she shared her joy of family, love of music and theater, and energy for life with all who knew her.Mrs. Garant was predeceased by her husband, N. Denis Garant and two brothers: Norman “Bing” Faucher and Gil Faucher.She is survived by three sons: Bruce Garant of New Hampton, NH, Ken Garant of Augusta and Richard Garant of Bangor; two daughters: Lisa Webb of La Plata, Md., and Linda Garant of Ayer, Mass.; her sister, Gloria Bishop of Belgrade; two brothers: Patrick Faucher of Oakland and Joe Faucher of Augusta; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.There will be no public visiting hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date at St. Augustine Catholic Church, followed by burial in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at family requests that donations in Joan’s memory be made to the

Augusta Food Bank, or by volunteering at an organization that benefits your local community.

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