Joan Huck Sherlock

Hanover, N.H. — Joan Huck Sherlock passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days.

Joan was born in Jersey City, N.J., to Ninetta and Emil Huck, the second of five children. She attended Catholic parochial schools in East Orange, and she spent summers with family at Greenwood Lake, N.Y. where she was known for her grace and prowess as a swimmer.

Joan married Wallace J. Sherlock of Tunbridge, Vt., and they resided for many years in West Hartford, Conn. where they raised their family. During those years Joan took an active part in many civic and educational organizations where she was appreciated for her lighthearted, outgoing manner, and her organizing ability.

Joan was a loving and devoted mother and is survived by her two children, Wallace Jr. of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Barbara Rixford of Tunbridge, Vt. She has three grandchildren: Travis Rixford and Tanya Fraser, the children of Barbara and Steve Rixford, and Gregory Sherlock, the son of Wallace and Elena Sherlock. She has four great-grandchildren: Delaney and Charelsey, daughters of Travis and Audrey Rixford, and Sebastian and Samantha, the children of Tanya and Robert Fraser. Joan’s greatest pleasure was to be in the company of her family who loved her for her bright smile and quickness to laugh.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, P.O. Box 976, White River Jct., VT 05001.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at