Joan (Hamel) Clement Goddard
Joan Goddard passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord, surrounded by her loving family o Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Joan Roberta Hamel was born in a tiny coastal town in Massachusetts, June 5, 1937, to Dr. Paul R. and Adele Hamel. She spent her younger years living in Manchester, New Hampshire. The eldest of four, her family moved to the West Coast during WWII, as her father had volunteered with the Army of the Pacific. Joan thrived in California! She graduated from high school at 16, having surpassed her classmates early on and advancing two grades beyond them. (During grade school she won the State of New Hampshire Spelling B and enjoyed a trip to Washington, DC, with her family)
She married Richard Clement, from her hometown of Manchester, NH, in 1955 and raised six children in California. During her child-rearing years, she also worked part time.
Visit Joan Hamel Goddard’s obituary at FairfaxCountyTimes.com.