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Obituary for Joann B. Dowbekin

Joann B. (Bettencourt) Dowbekin, 84, of Cross Street, Westerly, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Dowbekin, Jr.

Born in Taunton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Joseph S., Sr. and Frieda Bettencourt.

Joann was the owner and operator of Joann’s Crafts. She was also a member of the Westerly Senior Center. In recent years, she loved lunches at Burger King and drives to the beach where she fed the birds with her companion.

She leaves behind her nephew Steven Manor and his wife Ashley; niece Joy Voisinet and her husband John and their daughter Juliana; and her beloved companion Charles Delmonte. Joann was predeceased by her brother Joseph S. Bettencourt, Jr.

Visiting hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly at 12 noon on Monday. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit