Joanne G. Scarpato
1936 - 2017
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Joanne G. (Barberio) Scarpato, of West Newton and Marion passed away on November 4, 2017 at the age of 80. Joanne is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years Salvatore Scarpato Jr., her loving children Scott S. Scarpato and wife Tricia of Weston and Susan Kollaard and husband Hans of Weston; and dear grandchildren Samantha, Scott Jr., and Peter Scarpato and Michael, Christopher and Nicholas Kollaard. Joanne is reunited with her parents Dominic and Dominica Barberio, and older sisters, Mary Rossi, Theresa Aquilino and Dorothy Barberio. Joannes family immigrated to the United States and settled in West Newton where Joanne was born in 1936. She graduated from Newton North High School and continued her education at the University of Maine at Orono. It was there that she met the love of her life. Sal and Joanne married in West Newton in 1956. Together Sal and Joanne founded and grew Automatic Laundry Services, Co, Inc. from a mom and pop company to a thriving third generation business providing laundry facilities management throughout the Northeast. She enjoyed an entrepreneurial spirit throughout her life but always put family first. Joanne, an active member of the community volunteered at the Newton Schools and served as a member of the League of Women Voters in Newton. She also served as Treasurer for the Island Association of Planting Island, Marion. One of Joannes favorite things to do was sit on their deck in Marion and watch the sailboats go by on the water. She loved to be in Marion with her family. She tended her garden, took walks around the island and enjoyed the beach with her grandchildren. Always hospitable, there was an open invitation to sit with her on the deck to enjoy the view, good conversation, food and drink. Well informed, Joanne was up on all current events. She was an avid reader of the newspapers, books and followed the stock market. She was in the know and always ten steps ahead of everyone else. For those of us that were lucky enough to be a part of her life | we are forever grateful. Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Friend, Business woman, she was a teacher and mentor to us all. She had an amazing gift for bringing out the best in people. Joanne was loved and will be greatly missed. Her courage, compassion, generosity and fierce determination are an inspiration to her family and everyone that knew her. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 4, 2017 at St. Bernards Church in West Newton followed by her internment at Newton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, West Newton.

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Nov. 14 to Nov. 23, 2017.
04:00 - 08:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM
Newton Cemetery
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November 16, 2017
I was deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Joanne's passing. My brothers and I speak of you often with warmth and we wish we could have seen more of your family and our cousins. All of you will be in my prayers. Marie
Marie Elko
November 16, 2017
To the whole Scarpato family I extend my deepest condolences. May the wonderful memories you have of Joanne keep you going. May your prayers for peace and comfort be heard. (Psalm 86:6,7)
November 9, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. This was one of my first big jobs working for the Scarpato family and Joanne and Sal where awesome to work for. Loved working here! great people. She will be missed - thoughts and prayers to you all!
Stephanie Mandell
November 7, 2017
TO the Scarpato family.Please accept my heart felt condolence of the lose of Joanne.She will remain in my heart and mind for ever as the most kind generous .vibrant compassionate woman that Joanne was. It was my pleasure to have known her. Most Sincerely. Bob Powers and family
Robert Powers
November 6, 2017
Joanne was always my first stop every morning. She was always engaged and engaging. It was hard not to see her today. I will miss Joanne and her wonderful family very much. God bless you. She is missed by Beth and Grace - or as Pappa Sal called her the vicious killer dog).
Beth Zwecher Nassozi
November 6, 2017
Oh, the many happy hours we spent with Joanie and Sal, beginning with the fraternity days in Orono. She was one of the strongest women I ever knew, certain of her prominent place in the world. Always great company. Generous, hospitable. Sincerest condolenses to Sal and the great Scarpato family.
Dewey Dow
November 6, 2017
Dear Uncle Sal and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Joanne's passing. She was a very lovely lady, and I know that she will be greatly missed. My love, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Love, Tammy
Tammy Drake (formerly Fattoross)
November 6, 2017
I was so sorry to read this today. I hope that the beautiful memories you have will sustain you in these difficult times! I know my parents had many great times with you. So sorry to you, Sal, and your children. Sincerely, Pat Secatore Clarkson.
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