Celebrating the life of Joan A. (Stuart) Chistolini
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A lifelong resident of Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Herbert “Al” and Helen (Link) Stuart.
She was a 1951 graduate of the High School of Commerce and member of her HS reunion committee.
She worked for many years as the President at Stuart Sport Specialties, Inc and Al’s Goldfish Lures.
Within the community, Joan was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Church and was President of Ludlow Chamber of Commerce.
In 1985, during her time as President, the Chamber was responsible for the 1st Town Fair and for the development of the Park Bulletin in Chestnut Street Park. She dedicated her time and responsibilities to gathering volunteers to ensure that the half finished gazebo was finished in time for the 1st Town Fair celebration.
Her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her husband of 66 years, Fay, cruising and traveling all over the world, especially to Europe.
Joan was the beloved wife of the late Fiorvanti “Fay” Chistolini, who predeceased her in 2018; a devoted mother to C. Wayne Chistolini and wife Martha Jane, and Debra Lynn Crepea and husband Bruce; a loving grandmother to Michael and Matthew Crepea; a dear sister to the late Donald Stuart and widow Pauline, George and late wife Rena; and also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends including her cherished life-long friends Diolinda and Sy Santos, the late Julie and Fred Severyn, and the late Jack Savoia and his wife Jane, with whom she and Fay traveled for many years.
Given Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no wake and burial will be held privately. A celebration of Joan's life will be planned when social distancing guidelines are less restrictive.
While the pandemic has affected the ability to grieve in typical ways, Joan’s family has requested that family and friends share their memories, pictures and stories via email, text message, or to the funeral home's memorial page.
Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to NAMI (www.nami.org)
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