Joanne (Michelini) PIGOTT
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PIGOTT, Joanne (Michelini)
Joanne (Michelini) Pigott, 78, of Kensington, died September 13, 2013. She graduated from the Northfield School for Girls and received her B.A. in English from Smith College, and began her teaching career at Hamden Hall before teaching and coaching at the Mooreland Hill School in Kensington. She became very active in Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue. She is survived by her daughters Patricia Fowler of Gorham, Maine and Martha Donelan of Goleta, California, and her grandchildren Jed and Emily Donelan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday (September 28, 2013) at 2:30pm at Mooreland Hill School at 166 Lincoln Street, Berlin, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, PO Box 6, Kensington, CT 06037 or at the website:, or to Mooreland Hill School. Porter's Funeral Service in Kensington is assisting her family.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Sep. 24, 2013.
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September 28, 2013
Marty & Patsy, My deepest sympathy during this difficult time. I have only the fondest memories of "Mrs. Pigott" and both of you. She taught me many life lessons growing up on Glendale Avenue. It won't be the same without her. I had the opportunity to see her not too long ago on a visit back to the old neighborhood from Maine, where I live now. She looked wonderful and always seemed content and happy with her life. She was always so good to us and to "dad" as well. I wish I could be there today for her services, but all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Kim
Kimberly Pajor-Perrin
September 27, 2013
Dear Patsy and Marty, Please accept our sympathy on your mom's passing. The years have gone by quickly, but we remember fondly the times we spent together at Percival. Your mom was always so thoughtful, enjoyable, and helpful. Please accept our warm thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Denise Magnoli McNair and Jim McNair
September 27, 2013
I walk at Timberland regularly and Joanne was there with her dogs nearly every time. I will miss the wave and the smile. She did a lot of good for so many.
Maureen Snow
September 27, 2013
Marty & Patsy
I am sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Googins
September 26, 2013
I was deeply saddened when I read about Joanne's passing. Her dedication to search and rescue will always be remembered. I would often see her at Timberlin or Bicentenniel with her beloved pups. She was such an inspiration. She will be greatly missed.
Debbie Spring
September 25, 2013
Marty and Patsy - I am sorry for your loss. Your mother taught me an important lesson - It's hard to change the whole world but you can make a small portion of the world a better place. She will always be special to me.
Greg Martinchek
September 24, 2013
Patsy and Marty, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember her fondly.
Gail Gordens Hertz
September 24, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an outstanding teacher and coach. I remember one thing in particular ... a great lesson: She said " Girls, never say " sorry" or apologize for trying hard on the field ie:in sports... the guys don't do that & neither should you." It was okay and appropriate to be competitive... that made a big impression on me. Condolences to you and the whole family... she will be remembered and treasured far and wide.
Betsie Lord Danforth
September 24, 2013
Martha and Patricia, I want to forward my condolences on the passing of your mom--I am shocked and saddened! It has been years since I've seen either of you, but typically I would see your mother each year to discuss tree work at her house. Inevitably, our conversations would lead to a discussion about education. I always sought-out her advice, and she was very helpful with questions I might have. I always had extreme respect for your mom! Your former classmate from years gone by, and your moms tree guy.
Dave Cyr
September 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was very incredible teacher with a terrific sense of humor, and a wonderful, caring human being.
David Bernstein
September 24, 2013
Marty and Patsy- I am so sorry. Your Mom was a wonderful teacher and a delightful person. I've thought of her often through the years.

Jack King Mooreland '73
John King
September 24, 2013
She brightened the halls of the Mooreland Hill School & we will miss seeing her at the Berlin Fair. Our condolences, Lisa Huck-Payne MHS Class of '81 and family.
September 24, 2013
Patsy and Martha,

Sorry for your loss, your mother was a wonderful lady.
Michael Margolis
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