Published in the November 11, 2019 edition.

MELROSE — Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, 61, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019.

She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook, N.H., socializing with friends, watching CNN, Big Brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first.

She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K. Driver. Loving mother of Kenneth J. Driver and his wife Andrea of Wakefield and Stephanie D. Driver of Melrose. Cherished daughter of Joanne (Lane) Stokes and the late Richard Stokes. Proud grandmother of Jacob Michael and Ava Leigh. Devoted sister of Dianne Brown, Gail Novack, Linda Perullo, Colleen Ragusa and Richard Stokes Jr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, November 10. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose was on Monday morning November 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church 425 Upham St. Melrose. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. To send a message of condolence please visit