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Hamden Obituaries: Joanne M. Pacelli, 56

She enjoyed the simple things in life, like a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee, laughing and spending time with her cherished friends, and going out to eat.

Joanne M. Pacelli, 56, of Hamden, passed away on Jan. 15, 2014.
Joanne M. Pacelli, 56, of Hamden, passed away on Jan. 15, 2014.



Joanne M. Pacelli, 56, of Hamden, passed away on Jan. 15, 2014.

Born on June 12, 1957, she was the daughter of Marie Tiberio Siniscalchi of Hamden and the late Carmen Siniscalchi.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Steven Pacelli, and their children, Meredith A. Pacelli of Shelton and Gregory S. Pacelli of Hamden; her mother-in-law, Beverly Pacelli of Hamden, her brothers, James Siniscalchi and his wife Dorothy of Wallingford and Thomas Siniscalchi of Hamden, brother-in-law Michael Pacelli of North Haven, sister-in-law Nancy Pacelli of Branford, and aunt Marian Serphillips of West Haven.

A graduate of Hamden High, class of 1975, Joanne attended Quinnipiac University to earn her undergraduate degree in marketing and her master's degree in health administration. She was a dedicated employee of Yale University for 24 years, working as a research assistant on various clinical studies; most recently at the Yale School of Nursing.

Joanne was an avid sports fan who participated in tennis, softball, basketball, and bowling leagues. Joanne especially enjoyed watching her children's sporting events, from youth through college. She enjoyed the simple things in life, like a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee, laughing and spending time with her cherished friends, and going out to eat. 

Funeral from Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Burial will take place in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family on Monday evening from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Joanne's memory may be sent to Discovery to Cure, c/o Lisa Stuart, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN, P.O. Box 208063, LSOG 305, New Haven, CT 06520-8063.

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