Joan Edith Marini

Obit- MariniELLSWORTH/NORTH FORT MYERS, FLA. – Joan Edith Marini of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away suddenly, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Health Park Medical Center after some recent health challenges. She was 75. Joan was born March 8, 1941, in Ellsworth to the late Robert and Kathleen (Brown) Nesmith. In her professional career, she worked as a secretary for local attorneys and assisted in the Clerk of Courts office in Fort Myers, Fla.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be sorely missed. Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 35-plus years, Richard L. Marini; three children, Richard Davis and wife, Beth, Gary Davis and wife, Jessica, and Kathy Partridge and husband, David. She is survived by a sister, Jean Aldrich, and a brother, Robert Nesmith. Joan was also the loving grandmother to four grandchildren: Mark McFarland, Chelsea, Molly and Ian Davis. She was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and John.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Sept. 2, 2016, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. She will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery, Hancock. A reception will follow the burial at the Hancock Community Center. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared on Joan’s tribute page at

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