Marion Fire and EMS regretfully announced the somber news of the passing of a Marion resident and longtime EMT for the town who the department called “instrumental” for decades.

“Joan Wing dedicated decades of her life to the Marion community” shared the department online. “She was instrumental in helping organize Marion EMS and earned her EMT in 1977. Joan was instrumental in providing equipment for pre-hospital medical care through the Marion EMT Association.”

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Marion Fire and EMS continued, “Joan’s many contributions will continue to save lives well into the future. Our sincerest condolences go out to Joan’s family and friends.”

Mattapoisett Fire Rescue also shared some kind words, saying, “Many of us can remember working incidents with Joan when she would respond on the ambulance. She will be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

Take one look in the comment section of each of the departments’ posts and it’s clear how loved Wing was.

“She was one a million,” wrote one user. “Caring, smart as hell, and caring beyond what can be described.”

“I’ll always remember how kind she was,” wrote another.

Wing’s obituary explained she passed away at 93 years old on Thursday, July 13th at Tobey Hospital in Wareham unexpectedly. She was a commercial fisherwoman while raising her family and she was a dedicated EMT for 37 years, acting as the driving force of finding needed equipment for the Marion Emergency Services.

Wing is survived by her four children, her sister, her nephew, her 8 grandchildren, her 9 great-grandchildren, her two cats, several cousins, and multiple generations of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives, friends, and acquaintances are invited to a graveside service on Wednesday, July 26th, at 10 am in Evergreen Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life and reception at the Marion Music Hall.

Rest in peace to a wonderful person.

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