SHARON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joanne E. Radkowski, 89 of Wilbraham, Massachusetts passed away on Monday, October 9, 2023.
Joanne was born on August 26, 1934 to her parents Lillian (Smith) and Clarence Bradley in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
After graduating high school, Joanne worked at Westinghouse in Sharon, Pennsylvania and later on in life she worked at Steigers in Springfield, Massachusetts as a supervisor.
Joanne and her loving husband, Stanley, of 65 years lived in Pulaski, Pennsylvania before moving to Wilbraham, Massachusetts in 1973.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Joanne. She enjoyed going back to their farm in Pennsylvania over the years to visit with family, traveling the world with Stanley, spending time in the kitchen creating delicious meals for her family and watching her grandchildren grow into fine young adults. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. Her cheerful attitude and great smile will be missed.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Cheryl (Alan) Brown of Belchertown, Massachusettts, Susan (Tom) Daley of Belchertown, Massachusetts and Lisa (Michael) Lavelle of Wayland, Massachusetts. She is also survived by her adoring grandchildren, Kyle Brown, Nicole Wolcott, Alexis Wolcott, Ryan Radkowski (Ashley), Tommy Daley, Morgan Daley, Michael Lavelle and Erin Lavelle; her great-granddaughter, Elouise Harriman; her sister, Lois Kearney and her very special nephew, Paul Radkowski.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her son, Stanley J. Radkowski II; her daughter, Laura Wolcott; her son-in-law, David Wolcott and her granddaughter, Ashley Wolcott.
The family would like to thank the Residence at Paine Estate memory care staff and Good Shepherd Hospice for the wonderful care that was given. We are so grateful for your compassion and kindness.
Per the families request, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Father Glenn Whitman officiating.
Burial will take place next to her husband in St. Mary’s Cemetery Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements entrusted to the Sherman Funeral Home & Crematory.
A television tribute will air Friday, October 13 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.