Joanne Chelednik

Joanne (Conciatore) Chelednik, 86, of Danbury, beloved wife of the late Richard Chelednik, entered into eternal life with Christ on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, New Jersey.

Mrs. Chelednik was born in Danbury, May 3, 1930, a daughter of Sebastiano and Linda (Ferrante) Conciatore. She attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School with the Class of 1948.

Mrs. Chelednik, a health care administrator and proprietor, operated for over 20 years the former Park Terrace for the Elderly in Danbury.

She owned and operated a seafood booth at the Danbury Fair for many years until its closing

Joanne loved to travel to Europe, Caribbean and Central America. When not traveling, she was a devoted to her family and most especially her grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Peter Church of Danbury.

Mrs. Chelednik is survived by her children and spouses; Colonel Robert Lees and his wife Marcia, Bonnie Lees and her husband Vincent Bartolini, Bruce Lees and Richard Chelednik Jr. and his wife Heidi; her former husband Robert Lees; grandchildren, Brent Perdrizet, Dana Perdrizet, Amber Jean Hansen, Brandon Chelednik and Zachary Chelednik; great grandchildren, Sebastian, Alicja, Penelope and Etta as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Chelednik was predeceased by three sisters, Linda Mitchell, Mary Lollis and Elaine DiLorenzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 121 Main St., Danbury.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Chelednik’s memory may be made to the CT Children’s Hospital, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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