JoAnn (Rischitelli) Slattery

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JoAnn (Rischitelli) Slattery of Enfield, loving wife of 59 years of the late Francis M. Slattery, peacefully journeyed home Dec. 2, 2018, to join her husband in heaven.

JoAnn was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1935. She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Colognesi) Rischitelli of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. JoAnn was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and earned her master's degree from St. Joseph's University. After staying home for 17 years to raise her children she returned to teaching and spent the next 24 years at St. Martha's School in Enfield. JoAnn was a longtime faithful parishioner of St. Martha Church. She was an active member of the Enfield Senior Center and continued to teach knitting to students as part of an after-school club at St. Martha's School.

JoAnn is survived by her six children, Michael Slattery and his wife, Anita, of South Dennis, Massachusetts, and their children, Sean and his wife, Kristen, Jaclyn and her husband, Chris, and Adam; William Slattery and his wife, LeeAnn, of Windsor and his children, Tara and her husband, James, Kelly, and Colleen also stepchildren, Garrett and his wife, Amber, Michelle and her husband, Michael, and Zachary; John Slattery of Enfield, James Slattery of Suffield and his companion, Nancy, and his children, Patrick and Shaun; Maureen Sherwood and her husband, Thomas, of Norfolk, Massachusetts, and their children, Melissa, Elizabeth, and Margaret; also Dr. Mary Slattery of Westerly, Rhode Island and her sons, Christian and James. She also leaves four great-grandchildren, Evan, Nicholas, Connor, and Charlotte. Also her two sisters, Barbara and her husband, Ralph Barrows, of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Mary and her husband, Kent Weaver, of Woodstock; as well as several nieces and nephews and dear friends, especially Karen (Coughlin) Slattery of Suffield. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her grandchildren, Joseph and Nicholas Slattery; and her brother, Robert and his wife, Donna Rischitelli, of Hudson, Ohio.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martha Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield, and graveside service immediately following at St. Patrick King Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Martha's School, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield, CT 06082.

Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels is assisting JoAnn's family with the arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 2018