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Joan Marion Tomasino

Joan Marion Tomasino
  • September 17, 1948 - February 20, 2016
  • Leicester, Massachusetts

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“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...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Katie Lizotte - Pownal, ME

“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...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Debbie Quinn - Auburn, MA

“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 ”
3 of 46 | Posted by: Jefferson Breen - Sutton, MA

“Mr Tomasino, Trevor, rest of family so sorry to hear about your loss. Her memories will be forever in my heart ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Chris Zagorski - Cherry Valley, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: PAT DOUGAN - CHARLTON, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Cutroni.

“I am so sorry to hear about Joan's passing. I knew her from WSU, and she was a sweet, funny, lovely lady. ”
7 of 46 | Posted by: Rosemary Waszkiewicz - Worcester, MA

“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 ”
8 of 46 | Posted by: Rich & Alison Amidon - Palm Coast, FL

“I share in your deep sadness that the world has lost Joan. I had the good fortune to meet Joan many years ago through the paint and wallpaper...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Brammer - Worcester, MA

“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...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Deli Furhman-Brucker - Cape Coral, FL

“Larry, Alisha, Trevor and Rondi, Our deepest condolences. We are truly saddened for your loss and will miss Joni tremendously in our lakeside...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Roger Daigle - Raymond, ME

“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. ...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Cindy carvill - worcester, MA

“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...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Faith Audette - Leicester, MA

“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....Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: The Wright Family - Leicester, MA

“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...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Dick & Gerrie Dumas - Paxton, MA

“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...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Kevin & Debra Seaman - Auburn, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rondi and to all your family. May God be with you in the days to come. ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Robin Gordon - Friend

“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...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“We send our sympathy to you at this difficult time. Cherish your memories The Pirani family ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences. We are very sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Elisabeth, Steve and Alex Damle - CT

“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...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Louise Taylor

“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...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Paul and Fran Wright - Leicester, MA

“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...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Notarangelo Rist - MA

“You will always be in our thoughts and memories. ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: shirley/richard - bayview, ME

“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...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Jessica Sprague - Dixmont, ME

“Joan, you will be missed...Julie Chaffee ”
26 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rondi and Sean and Boysso sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: Diane McBride - Worcester, MA

“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...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Larry & FamilyVery sorry for your loss. May she RIP. ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Tom Belezarian - clearwater, FL

“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...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept our condolences for the loss of Joan. She was a wonderful person.Rick and Pat Mercier ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: Norman Fine and Everyone at F.W. Webb

“"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,...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Craig and Dianne Benoit and Family - MA

“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...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Linda and Myron Katz - Boca Raton, FL

“Rondi and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Always remember happy times. ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Pamela and Gary Jacobson - MA

“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...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Steve Benoit and Family - Paxton, MA

“Dear Ronda, Sean, and family,I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in these sad times. ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: Patsy McBride Dillon - Oxford, MA

“Your smile lit up Worcester State! You will forever be remembered. ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Julie Carmel

“So very sorry for the loss of a Wonderful,Beautiful person. May you rest in peace Joan ”
39 of 46 | Posted by: Edward & Karol Soldi

“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. ”
40 of 46 | Posted by: Nicole LeBlanc

“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. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: Peg Leroux - Paxton, MA - Friend

“You lighted my life with your smile and your kindness, I will never forget you rest in peace dear friend ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Albert Acevedo - Worcester, MA

“Larry and family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Peter and Kathy Checkoway ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Peter Checkoway - Dennis, MA

“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 . ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: Ryan Levasseur - Dracut

“Our deepest condolences to the Hickey Family. We had the honor of meeting Mrs Tomasino on several occasions, and each encounter she was nothing less...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Joshua Woodward - Chaplin, CT

“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...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: INA PARRY - Lithia Springs, GA


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 was 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 A.M. in St. Columba Parish, 10 Richards Ave, Paxton, MA. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home were Wednesday February 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. but they were 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.