Joan Clifford Inguanti

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Joan Clifford Inguanti passed away Jan. 4, 2019, surrounded by those she deeply loved. The cause of death was complications arising from cancer.

Joan was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received her bachelor's degree there in government from Smith College. She went on to earn a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut. In her lifetime she worked in the insurance industry, education, and real estate. Hers was a great mind, and she was an enthusiastic traveler as well as being a voracious reader and an avid appreciator of art and music. For the majority of her adult life she was a member of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, whose music program she especially valued. Her training in government at Smith College led her to be a lifelong member and past president of the League of Women Voters of Vernon. In addition, she was a member of the Red Hat Society, was a benefactor of the Wadsworth Atheneum, and was a regular at the Glastonbury Public Library. She possessed an unswerving moral compass and an impish sense of humor that never left her. More than anything, however, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family at dinner, eating vast amounts of chocolate while sharing in their joys and accomplishments. She was greatly appreciative of the wishes and kind thoughts from her friends and family during her last days.

The Inguanti family would like to recognize Maria Favale, in particular, for the warmth of friendship and invaluable assistance she gave Joan during her last few years.

Joan is survived by her first son, Paul Inguanti and his wife, Mary Inguanti, of South Windsor; her second son, Cris Inguanti of Flagstaff, Arizona; a granddaughter, Elyse Inguanti of Rome, Italy; a grandson, Cal Inguanti of Beverly, Massachusetts; a brother, John Clifford of Amherst, Massachusetts; and a sister, Anne Hart, of Bradford, Massachusetts. She will be deeply missed.

Relatives and friends may join the family for visiting hours Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Samsel and Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A funeral service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11, 2019
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