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“Joanne was a joy to have on the library staff. She was gracious, patient and understanding, always willing to listen and help colleagues and...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Thomas Jewell - Falmouth, MA

“We met Joanne in 1977 at First Parish in Waltham. We knew she was a sweetheart from the moment we met her. I , Susan, went to HUGG with her and we...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Weddig - Waltham, MA

“She was a very sweet woman, God took a good one on March 5th. God Bless Joanne and the True family---Jim Flynn ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Joanne was a dear friend and neighbor when our children were growing up. She was a very special lady so kind and loving. I send my heartfelt...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Hazel Cronin - Walthamaltham, MA

“To the True familyI am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Joanne was a kind and gracious inspiration to me and truly a wonderful friend....Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Josef Vajdak - Massapequa, NY

“To the True family:I am terribly sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May God be with you and help you during this very difficult time.Kerri Egan ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“May you sense God's loving hand and be comforted. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Karen & Scott Crandell

“My sympathy to all the True children and grandchildren. I remember Mrs. True as a gentle, sweet, and kind soul when I lived on Linden Street in my...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Regina Pacitti - WALTHAM, MA

“I didn't know Joanne but she was my dad's cousin (Karl Bossi) and he spoke highly of her over the years. I am very sorry for your loss - ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: DEBBI BOSSI - Los Angeles, CA

“Joanne will always be in our hearts forever, remembered as a warm loving person who had such an incredible impact on our entire family. The...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Irene Walker - Massapequa Park, NY

“My condolences to the family and friends of Joanne. She will be missed by many who knew her. I always enjoyed speaking to Joanne and sharing family...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Karl Bossi - Venice, FL - Family

“Dear Jim,We are very,very sorry for your loss. Your Mother was lucky to have had such a wonderful Son.Dawn and Farrah Ziemba ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Ziemba - Waltham, MA

“To the True family, I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. She is a wonderful person and always treated all us kids like family. She was one of a...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Johanna Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA

“Dear family members of Joanne;We are saddened to hear of Joanne's passing, and send our prayers to you all as you grieve. We were tremendously fond...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Joanne and Doug Pettengill - MA

“My deepest sympathy to Joanne's family. I worked with her at the Waltham Public Library more than 20 years ago. She was such a kind, gentle woman....Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Gerry Chiasson - Waltham, MA

“Joanne I will remember as a sweet friend from First Parish in Waltham, UU, retired from Waltham Public Library. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: William Weber - Waltham, MA

“Joe, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Condolences to all the Trees. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Brian Toohey

“Jimmy I am sorry for your families loss, she was a great woman and she will be missed by many. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Jensen - Waltham, MA

“I drove by the house just the other evening, which brought back a flood of wonderful memories of Joanne. She was one of the first and kindest people...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Heafy - Jaffrey, NH - Friend

“Jim I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Janet Corliss - Waltham, MA

“Joanne you were such a nice lady. I remember giving you rides from art class in Newton and chatting about family members we had in common. Rest in...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Michele Leary - Waltham, MA

“Condolences to the True family. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: BILL JARRETT - Friend

Waltham – Joanne M. (Bossi) True, of Waltham, died peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 89.

Joanne was born in Stoneham on June 20, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Linda (Taylor) Bossi. She was raised in West Roxbury an after graduating from Roslindale High School she attended Lasell Junior College in Newton. She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with them, especially on yearly visits to Ocean Park, Maine.

A Waltham resident for more than fifty-five years she was a stay at home Mom before going to work as a librarian at the Waltham Public Library. Joanne loved all sorts of music and became a talented watercolor artist. She also taught for a time in Waltham's ESL program and had long been active at First Parish Church in Waltham where she was a member of the HUGG group. Under her son Jim's tutelage she became an accomplished student of Tai Chi.

She leaves her children, James A. True, Jr. of Maynard, Judy M. True of Brentwood, New Hampshire, Juliet M. Crandell (Barry) of Waltham, Jane M. True of Waltham, John A. True (Brenda) of Holliston and Joseph A. True (Claudine) of Hudson; her grandchildren, Derek Crandell, Nickole Johanson (Ryan), Noel True (Ilario DeMasi), Leah, Andrea, Thomas, Lauren and Kelsey True; her great-grandchildren, Dylan and Cameron Johanson and Logan and Skylar DeMasi and her former husband, James A. True of Waltham.

She was also the grandmother of the late Rachelle Crandell and sister of the late Carolyn A. Hadge.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joanne's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, March 16th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 17th in First Parish Church of Waltham, 50 Church Street, Waltham where her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials in Joanne's name may be made to MHSA/Mary's House Family Shelter, 62 Church St. Waltham. MA 02452.