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Joann Patricia Digoia

Obituary for Joann Patricia Digoia

April 23, 2018
Northford, Connecticut

Loving Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Joann Patricia Vitello Digioia, 58 of Northford, formerly of West Haven died peacefully at her home on Monday, April 23, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, and with her loving family by her side. Joann was born in New Haven on November 4, 1959, a daughter of Patricia Lovelace Perugini of Northford, and the late John Vitello, Jr. She had resided in West Haven for most of her life, and in Northford for the past twenty five years. She was a realtor for Caldwell Banker for the past sixteen years, and was a member of the New Haven-Middlesex Board of Realtors. In addition to her mother, Joann is survived by her step-father Robert Perugini of Northford, one daughter, MaryJane Vitello of Northford and her beloved companion, Joseph Alley of Wallingford, five sisters, Teresa Gambrell of New Haven, Carol Longo of North Branford, Patricia (Thomas) Schmidt of Northford, Michele Gianfriddo of Bristol, and Daniela (Michael) Basher of Madison, two brothers, John Vitello, III and Robert (Ada) Vitello of New Haven, her two beloved grandsons, Joseph Alley, Jr. and Nathan Alley of Northford, and many loving nieces and nephews. Joann's family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, April 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Joann's name may be made to Help Willy's Friends, P.O. Box 556, Durham, CT 06422, or online at "To my beautiful boys, take care of each other. I will look down from Heaven every day and watch over you both. To my beloved Joey, thank you for the most amazing nine years of my life. I will see you in your dreams. I love you both. MaryJane, I love you!"



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