ASHLAND – JoAnn (Egan) Collier passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, surrounded by her loving husband and children, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Ashland, the daughter of the late Ralph (Buster) and Theresa Egan. JoAnn will be remembered as an amazing, self-sacrificing mom. She always made every holiday and occasion special for everyone in her family. She always welcomed and loved having her children’s friends into their home. She will be remembered by many for all of those fun times. Jo was known for her community involvement by baking and cooking for families who lost their loved ones or were in need. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion for others, and especially for her quirky sense of humor. In addition to being a stay-at-home mom, Jo was employed part-time for the family business, Art’s Appliance & Furniture, Ashland. For a period of time, she also worked at Ashland Central School, as a teacher’s aid, as well as Stimpson-Ouellette Funeral Home, Ashland. Jo also served as a board member at Ashland Health Center for a couple of years. She enjoyed spending time at her cottage on St. Froid Lake with her husband and family. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, loving and cherishing them in each and every way. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Collier; two daughters, Kelley Spring and her husband, John, of Buxton and Katie Putnam and her husband, Phil, of Mapleton; one son, Kris of Ashland; seven beautiful grandchildren, Abbey, Caleb, Zach, Miles, London, Libby and Camdyn; one sister, Rae Caron, and her husband, Richard, of Port Isabel, Texas; one brother, Hayden and his wife, Debbie, of Brewer; also her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Art and Bertha Collier of Ashland and Presque Isle; a very special aunt and uncle, Judy and Gerard Pelletier of St. Francis; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call 11 a.m.-noon Friday, June 20, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Ashland. A funeral service for Jo will be held directly after for those who wish to remember her, with a funeral luncheon after at St. Mark’s.