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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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Thursday, January 23, 2020We are heartbroken over the passing of Joanne. To Linda, Sam,Re, Amy and Chris- this most special person has made the world a better place and I hope your memories help you through this difficult time. I feel honored to have known Joanne. Her smile lit up the room and she accepted me into the family with warmth and a sense of genuine caring that meant so much. I remember her love of cats and nature. I remember she likes Yankee Candles. And tea. Her funny stories with Amy especially the one about her mom picking up a penny on the sidewalk. The way her father beamed when he spoke of her. She and Linda were amazing together. We will miss her and never forget her.❤️
Mary Maulucci posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 22, 2020I am shocked. I am grieved. I knew her and her family from Kindergarten. She was always friendly, courteous and kind. I last saw her at our 20-year high school reunion, and she was as glad to see me as I was to see her. I lost track of her after graduation as with nearly all of my classmates, but I have never forgotten her. I mourn with you all.
Tish Rock posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 21, 2020My sincere sympathies to Linda and Joanne's parents. She was a great friend to me and I have so many lovely memories. You are in my heart, Tish
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Joanne Valentino posted a condolence
Sunday, January 19, 2020Anyone lucky enough to have Joanne as a friend understood what a special person she was. She was the very definition of a friend—steadfast, empathetic, warmhearted and caring to a degree rarely found in any one person nowadays. And it was all genuine. All from the heart. In short, she had your back, and in return, you could not help but have hers. I will always remember her smile and unfailing optimism. If you had trouble finding the silver lining in a situation, she helped you find it. She had a natural inclination to focus on the positive and never failed to express gratitude and joy for the good she and her friends experienced. You could laugh or cry with her, and the connection was real. She truly cared and never failed to show it. She touched my life in so many positive ways, and I often thought about how lucky I was to have her in my life. Sharing life's journey with her as a friend doubled your joys and halved your sorrows. To know her was indeed, to love her. You couldn't help yourself. It's said that friends are the family you choose for yourself. I'm honored she befriended me, as her friendship was a gift with many lessons on how to live a good life. My life was richer for having known her. I will miss her greatly, and I know I am not alone in that. Though our time with her was far too short, none who knew her will ever forget her. May we all find peace and solace in remembering her with the love and admiration she so richly deserved.
Melanie Lingenfelter posted a condolence
Saturday, January 18, 2020Jo was all in. Not just a good listener. Not just present. She was engaged with those she loved. Her laughter sang from the core of her being. She was warm, curious, thoughtful, and kind beyond measure. When tough things happened to you she wasn’t just upset on your behalf, but down right outraged. When wonderful things happened, she was overjoyed for you. Everyone I care about, and love, was adopted by Jo, and because they were part of my life, they became part of her care and keeping too. There will never be another Jo. It would be easy to write reams about her, but honestly, it all comes down to one truth. Life was better because Joanne was part of it. Her laughter, her care and her genuine self, made a positive difference in our lives. I will be ever grateful that she chose to share some of that time with me. Those many gifted moments will be cherished in my heart always. All my sincere love to Linda, Mr. & Mrs. Lawson, Amy, Chris, Jo’s family and all of her many friends.
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Friday, January 17, 2020
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