Joanne E. (Evans) Mee

Apr 15, 2020
Joanne E. (Evans) Mee of Fairhaven died April 14 at St. Luke's Hospital after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late William F. Mee.

Born in Fairhaven, daughter of actors, the late James W. and Kathryn L. (Fraser) Evans, she lived in Fairhaven all of her life.

Mrs. Mee a graduate of Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design was the proprietor of Joanne Mee Interiors, specializing in window treatments. Her mantra “Joanne Mee has the loveliest curtains” will long be remembered. Her family and friends will remember her for her strength, intelligence and sense of wit. She loved sharing memories about growing up as the daughter of Vaudeville performers, her life as an interior designer, and the history of Fairhaven.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Collyer of Fairhaven; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Evans of Mattapoisett and Charlotte Evans of Florida; three grandchildren, David Mee, Ryan Mee and Evan J. Collyer; several nieces and nephews, including adored nephew Dr. Mark F. Evans of West Hartford, Connecticut.

She was the mother of the late William E. Mee, mother-in-law of the late Karl M. Collyer and Paula D. Mee and sister of the late George "Buster" Evans and James F. Evans.

Her funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program, P.O. Box 947, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit