Joan F. (Williams) Chesanek

Born: Wed., Mar. 2, 1932
Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Location: St. Denis Church

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Woodstock CT-Joan F. (Williams) Chesanek, 83, of Woodstock passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 22, 2016. Her husband of 56 years Jacob J. Chesanek died March 11, 2009.
    She is survived by 3 sons Frederick T. Chesanek and his wife Georgette of Spencer, Jacob J. Chesanek Jr. and his wife Lori of Plainfield, CT, and Christopher A Chesanek and his companion Sue Meduna; 3 daughters Stephanie C. Diodati and her husband Tom, Charlene R. Desbonnet and her husband Alan of Pawcatuck, CT, and Karen A. Blakely and her husband Mike of Woodstock, CT; 10 grandchildren Kimberly, Susan, Cassandra, Elise, Allison, Jamie, Joann, Ellen, Shawn, and Ryan; 5 great-grandchildren Hannah, Julia, Asher, Brianna, and Levi; 2 brothers Terry and his wife Connie Williams of Waterford CT, and David and his wife Lenore Williams of Hebron, CT; a sister Bonnie Eells and her husband Robert of Andover, CT; a sister-in-law Kathy Williams of Hebron, CT and many nephews and nieces. She was sister of the late Norman Williams and Francis Williams.
    Mrs. Chesanek worked as a Home Health Aid for Community Health and Home Care in Putnam for 20 years. She was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1950. A fantastic cook, she loved painting, photography, and her home, where she always made you feel welcome. She was a founder of the Woodstock Taxpayers Assn.
    Her funeral will be held Fri. Feb. 26 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas MA with a Mass at 11 am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home in Douglas, MA are Thurs. Feb. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Dept. Box 222, S. Woodstock CT 06267 or to Bungay Fire Brigade, 1256 RTE 171 Woodstock, CT 06281.To leave a condolence message for the family visit

Charitable donations may be made in Joan's memory to the following organization:

Woodstock Volunteer Fire Dept.
P O Box 222, South Woodstock, CT 06267

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Karen & Steve Broderick
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
Dear Chris, The love and support of a mother can never be replaced. We hope you find comfort and strength in the love of family and knowing your many friends are here for you. Thinking of you as you deal with your mom's passing. With deepest condolences, Karen & Steve

Pam Chase
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016

Chris and Sue We are sorry for the loss of your mother. We're sure she is in a better place and at peace. She felt the love given to her in her last days here. If you need anything please feel free to call. With Love Pam and Georgie

James Rhault
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
Mrs.Chesanek was a very warm and loving person and would always make you feel welcome in her home you will be missed by all Love Jim.

Michael Bousquet
   Posted Wed February 24, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to all,

With my most warm and sincere thoughts and prayers to Chris, Freddy, Jake, Karen, Charlene and Stephanie, siblings, grand and great grandkids and every family member. Joan reminded me of my mom. Both were incredible women.

I wish you all comfort and blessings,

Maryellen Dodge
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Stephanie and family,
My sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

Kathy and Gabe Calvo
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Chris, Gabe and I are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deana Gleason Chrzan
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Joan. She was a kind, sweet woman. I still remember to this day the breakfasts we shared when the Marketplace restaurant was open in Putnam. She was always very soft spoken and proud of her family.

My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God bless.

Iris Stinson
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
To Stephanie and family,

So sorry to find your mother had passed. My sincere sympathy and prayers to you all as you mourn her loss. I will always be grateful for her love and compassion for my Mother as she aided her in her time of need. I am pleased she was able to pass peacefully from this life to the next. May our Lord bless you with comfort and send you warm memories of times together. She had a lovely welcoming smile that touched my heart. My thoughts are with you.

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