Joanne Riordan

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, October 7, 2022
St. Aloysius Church
Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Joanne H. Riordan

Joanne H. Riordan 82, of New Canaan, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2022. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Victor and Marion (Connolly) Bergeron. Joanne was the beloved wife to the late Eugene Riordan. Joanne is survived by her sister Maryanne Asselin; her two children: EJ Riordan and Patricia Chalian; and her three grandchildren: Molly Riordan, Emma Chalian and Luke Chalian. Joanne was a dedicated mother, devoted grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She always put family first. Joanne enjoyed playing tennis, pickle ball, swimming, going to the beach, and skiing. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and the UCONN Women’s Basketball. Joanne was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and Boston College.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday October 7, 2022 at 11:00 am. St. Aloysius Church 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan 06840. There are no visiting hours, but the family welcomes you to celebrate her life at mass. We welcome you to a reception following the mass at the New Canaan Field Club at 164 Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Staying Put in New Canaan in her memory.  To Live Stream the service please go to


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