Joan Tomasino
1948 - 2016
Henry-Dirsa Funeral Service
33 Ward St
Worcester, MA
Joan M. Tomasino, 67

Leicester - Joan M. (Goldfarb) Tomasino, 67, of Leicester, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the loving company of her family. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Lawrence A. Tomasino. She is also survived by her children, son, Lawrence Trevor Tomasino and his wife Alice of Oxford; daughters, Alisha Compagnone and her husband Carlo of Millis, and Rondi Hickey and her husband Sean of Tolland, CT; six grandchildren, Cole, Blake, Alex, Jacob, Nicholas and Gianna Sophia; a sister Diane Fertman and her husband Norman of Burke, VA, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister, Frances Sheehan. She was born in Worcester a daughter of Milton and Shirley (Guzik) Goldfarb.

Mrs. Tomasino retired from Worcester State University as Staff Assistant to the Academic Vice President where she worked for 17 years. She graduated from the former Commerce High School and attended the Burdett College of Business in Boston. She was a member of St. Columba Parish in Paxton, where she volunteered some time making dresses for children in Haiti. Family (including her dog Bella) were most important to her. Joan always had a smile on her face. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her hobbies and passions included reading, Words With Friends, shopping and old cars and some travel. She loved spending time on Sebago Lake, Maine with family and good friends where she enjoyed many hours kayaking and boating. In the last few years Joan became known for creating beautiful works of 3-D art which she loved giving to others. Joan's pride in and love for her family, her grace, and contentment with life, are her treasured legacy which will live on through the memories of family and friends. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Shepro and staff at St. Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center, Eaton Place, Worcester for their wonderful care and kindness.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St. Worcester, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Columba Parish, 10 Richards Ave, Paxton, MA. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Wednesday February 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. but they are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 OR Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602 Boston, MA 02215.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2016.
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m. - 10:50a.m.
St. Columba Church
18 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA
Notre Dame Cemetery
162 Webster Street, Worcester, MA
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So hard to believe that 5 years have gone by since Joni left us. I think of her all the time...all I have to do is look at my 3D art; especially if a swear word passes my lips....there she is scolding me. Her courage, her smile and outlook was beyond reproach. An angel on earth and in heaven. I will miss you all the days of my life but so blessed you were a part of my life. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
Linda Katz
February 14, 2021
I'm so sorry to just learn that Joan has passed. She carried herself with such poise and class. A very strong woman who was very proud of her family. I enjoyed waiting on both Joan and her husband Larry for several years while working at Rose's Italian Restaurant in Windham ME. I had the joy and pleasure of meeting all of their children and grand children over the years. RIP dear Joan, you will be dearly missed by all.
Katie Lizotte
June 22, 2016
We are saddened to hear that your wife passed away.Our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May Our Lord Jesus give you comfort and peace.
Kevin & Debra Seaman
February 24, 2016
So very sorry for the loss of a Wonderful,Beautiful person. May you rest in peace Joan
Edward & Karol Soldi
February 22, 2016
A loving wife, mother and a wonderful lady. Larry, we are very sorry for you and your families loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Paul and Fran Wright
February 23, 2016
My most sincere condolences go out to Larry, Trevor and the whole Family. Please know that you all are in my thoughts in this time of sadness .
Ryan Levasseur
February 22, 2016
Joni and I have been friends since 3rd grade. She was like a sister to me. We shared many happy events over the years and treasured our times together. From our Boston trips to see plays and of course our shopping trips, we shared a special friendship. These last 5 years have meant the world to me. I will always carry Joni in my heart and will miss her forever, but memories of all our times together will help me through this.
February 22, 2016
Dear Larry It truly saddened us to learn of Joan's passing. Our thoughts and our prayers to you,Alisha,Trevor, and Rondi.Our most fervent prayers go to Joan.
Dick & Gerrie Dumas
February 24, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rondi and to all your family. May God be with you in the days to come.
Robin Gordon
February 24, 2016
Larry, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Tomasino family. Joni was a special person and she won't be forgotten.
Peg Leroux
February 22, 2016
"She is not present physically, but her spirit lives on in your Hearts"
Deepest Condolences to Larry and Family, Joni was always a kind hearted, elegant Lady.
Craig and Dianne Benoit and Family
February 22, 2016
Dear Larry and Family, We were saddened to read of Joani's passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Love, Susan Notarangelo Rist and Stephen Rist
Susan Notarangelo Rist
February 23, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and condolences. We are very sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Elisabeth, Steve and Alex Damle
February 23, 2016
Larry and family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Peter and Kathy Checkoway
Peter Checkoway
February 22, 2016
To the Tomasino family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Joanie was such a lovely person, I am so grateful she was in my life. She will be truly missed.
Debbie Quinn
March 18, 2016
Deb and I send our sincerest sympathy to Joan,Larry and her family.She was a very special person who will be missed.
Dr. Jefferson Breen
Jefferson Breen
March 9, 2016
Mr Tomasino, Trevor, rest of family so sorry to hear about your loss. Her memories will be forever in my heart
Chris Zagorski
March 1, 2016
Larry and family sorry to hear about the passing of Joan. I am not sure you will remember me Larry but just wanted to express my sympathy.
Pat Dougan
Charlton Mass
February 29, 2016
So sorry and sad to hear of Joan's passing. She was such a kind fun loving person. Condolences to her wonderful family at this hard time. Her loving memories and spirit will endure in your hearts forever.
Mike Cutroni.
February 29, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Joan's passing. I knew her from WSU, and she was a sweet, funny, lovely lady.
Rosemary Waszkiewicz
February 28, 2016
So sorry to hear about the passing of Joan she was a lovely woman we will remember her with fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Rich & Alison Amidon
February 26, 2016
Joan was a very dear friend of mine during our youth in Worcester. We attended high school together and shared many fond memories. I wish to express my deepest condolences to her entire family. She was a wonderful person.
Deli Furhman-Brucker
February 25, 2016
Joan was so kind. The few years I worked at WSU she was one of the classiest and sweet spoken woman I met there! Beautiful woman inside and out. God be with your family and friends.
Cindy carvill
February 24, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I had the honor to work with Joan at WSU. She was the most professional person I have ever met as well as loving, caring, and giving. May you memories give you comfort for she will continue to be with you always.
Faith Audette
February 24, 2016
A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says "Grieve not for me. Remember the good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. my mind is at ease, my soul at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes, we're together again." Our thoughts are with your family. May god bless you all.
The Wright Family
February 24, 2016
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the Tomasino family at this time. I worked at Worcester State College and will always remember Joan with a smile on her face and she was a pleasure to work with. Sincerely, Jean King
February 24, 2016
We send our sympathy to you at this difficult time. Cherish your memories
The Pirani family
February 24, 2016
I will always remember how kind you were to me when I was brand new in my role at WSU. Your kindness to all and your beautiful smile will never be forgotten.
Louise Taylor
February 23, 2016
Sending my deepest condolences to the Tomasino family. It's been a long time since our paths have crossed, but the amazing kindness Mrs Tomasino showed to everyone is unforgettable.
Jessica Sprague
February 23, 2016
Joan, you will be missed...
Julie Chaffee
February 23, 2016
Dear Rondi and Sean and Boys
so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Diane McBride
February 23, 2016
Joan was one of the kindest and a real lady. I will miss her forever. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you all. She is now sitting on the right side of the Lord.
February 23, 2016
Larry & Family
Very sorry for your loss. May she RIP.
Tom Belezarian
February 23, 2016
Dear Larry, Trevor, Alisha, Rondi I am so very sorry for your loss. Joan was a dear friend who always had a smile on her face and was always willing to help anyone in need. She will be missed. God bless all of you.
Peg Gentile
February 23, 2016
Please accept our condolences for the loss of Joan. She was a wonderful person.
Rick and Pat Mercier
February 23, 2016
To the entire Tomasino family........gone from my sight but never from my heart. So blessed to have her touch my life. G-d truly has an angel beside Him. You are all in our prayers during this most difficult time.
Linda and Myron Katz
February 22, 2016
Rondi and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Always remember happy times.
Pamela and Gary Jacobson
February 22, 2016
Trevor, Alice and Family-
Words cannot describe how sorry we are for the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Sending your whole family lots of love!
Steve Benoit and Family
February 22, 2016
Dear Ronda, Sean, and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in these sad times.
Patsy McBride Dillon
February 22, 2016
Your smile lit up Worcester State! You will forever be remembered.
Julie Carmel
February 22, 2016
You were a truly a great lady and always had a kind word for everyone. Your light and kindness will shine on forever in our hearts.
Nicole LeBlanc
February 22, 2016
You lighted my life with your smile and your kindness, I will never forget you rest in peace dear friend
Albert Acevedo
February 22, 2016
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