ANTRIM, NH: Joann Lee (Murray) Rajaniemi, 58, of Antrim, passed away following a sudden illness on October 17, 2018, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Joann was born in Peterborough, NH, the daughter of Merlene (Aborn) Murray-Lang, and the late Joseph Murray (1998). She was a member of the 1978 graduating class of ConVal High School, as well as a long time employee of Albertos Restaurant in Bennington, NH. Joann also spent many years working at Dunkin Donuts in Warner and Concord. She loved spending time at the beach, and cherished the time she had with her children and grandchildren.
Joann is survived by her children, Kevin Rajaniemi and Hannah (Abington, MA) and their children, Kaden and baby Avery Joann on the way; Kyle Rajaniemi and Chapin (Antrim, NH) and their children, Kassidee and Wyatt; Emma Adams and Cody Rousseau (Hillsboro, NH); grandson, Kolby Rajaniemi (Washington, NH); brothers, Danny Murray and Betty (Bonita Springs, FL); David Murray and Diana (Bennington, NH); and sister, Donna (Murray) White and Steve (Utah), as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Joann was predeceased by her beloved son Christopher (CJ) Rajaniemi in 2006.
A fund has been established to help the family with memorial costs, and donations can be sent to 'Joann Rajaniemi Memorial Fund, TD Bank, 11 School Street, Hillsboro, NH 03244, or dropped off in person at the Hillsboro or Peterborough TD Bank. A celebration of life will be held at a later time.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family.