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Joan Wasilesky 1934-2021

Joan Wasilesky, 86 of Naugatuck passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021 at home surrounded by family and friends.

Joan was born in Manhattan, NY on May 15, 1934, daughter of the late Alexander and Rebecca (Fogel) Ziswasser. Joan attended A.B. Davis H.S. in Mount Vernon, NY. She also received a degree from the Berkeley School in White Plains, NY. Joan enjoyed spending time with her family, attending plays and musicals, big band music, watching figure skating, and her dogs. She had a great sense of humor and could always make another laugh.

Joan leaves three children; sons Robert Wasilesky and his Wife Gina of South Lyon, MI, and Glenn Wasilesky of Naugatuck, along with beloved daughter Sherrie (Wasilesky) Morran and her husband David of Naugatuck. She also leaves six grandchildren; Hope, Joe, Jessica, Katelyn, Sarah, and Billy, as well as, four great-grandchildren; Serena, Holly, Emmitt, and Estelle. In addition, she leaves many nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by loving husband Carlo Cecchinelli, and ex-husband Anthony Wasilesky. Joan was also predeceased by siblings Estelle (Ziswasser) Ellner and Seymour Ziswasser.

Joan’s family would like to send sincere thanks to Claudette Briere, her aide and close friend for many years, as well as the providers of C.C.C.I. and Masonicare Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be left through To honor Joan’s memory, donations can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in Waterbury or to Small Dog Rescue of New England.

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