Joanne M. Pacelli, age 56, of Hamden, passed away on January 15, 2014. Born on June 12, 1957, she was the daughter of Marie Tiberio Siniscalchi of Hamden and the late Carmen Siniscalchi. Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Steven Pacelli, and their children, Meredith A. Pacelli of Shelton and Gregory S. Pacelli of Hamden; her mother-in-law, Beverly Pacelli of Hamden, her brothers, James Siniscalchi and his wife Dorothy of Wallingford and Thomas Siniscalchi of Hamden, brother-in-law Michael Pacelli of North Haven, sister-in-law Nancy Pacelli of Branford, and aunts Marian Serphillips of West Haven & Marie Tiberio of North Haven. A graduate of Hamden High, class of 1975, Joanne attended Quinnipiac University to earn her undergraduate degree in marketing and her master's degree in health administration. She was a dedicated employee of Yale University for 24 years, working as a research assistant on various clinical studies; most recently at the Yale School of Nursing. Joanne was an avid sports fan who participated in tennis, softball, basketball, and bowling leagues. Joanne especially enjoyed watching her children's sporting events, from youth through college. She enjoyed the simple things in life, like a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee, laughing and spending time with her cherished friends, and going out to eat. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 21st followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Burial will take place in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Contributions in Joanne's memory may be sent to Discovery to Cure, c/o Lisa Stuart, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN, P.O. Box 208063, LSOG 305, New Haven, CT 06520-8063.

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  1. .To the family of Joanne she will be missed by those who knew her, with her caring ways she loved her family and friends, we played ball together for many years and she could make you laugh and loved to go have her coffee after the games. She will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with you all..

  2. As my first softball coach and later, my dedicated, loyal teammate and friend, I will miss her dearly and never forget her. I will continue to pray for Joanne and her family that she loved so much.

  3. Frank and I were so sorry to hear of Joanne’s death. She was a lovely person and I enjoyed working with her and valued her friendship. Marilyn Avallone

  4. I have wonderful memories of playing tennis at Paradise and activities with Thomas and Meredith at West Woods School. My condolences.

  5. I was so sorry to learn of Joanne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pacelli & Siniscalchi family at this most difficult time. Joanne & I went to school together from Helen Street to Hamden High. I will always remember her for her humor and her warmth. May your memories and the love that you shared give you comfort in the days ahead.

  6. Joanne always brought a warm, uplifting smile to all of our games. She will be truly missed as our friend and fellow player..May God Bless over her and her entire family..With deepest symppathy, Love, Carol, Amber and Cori Boroski

  7. Joanne had such a youthful spirit. Always wanting to play in the game whichever sport. I played basketball, softball and even Bowled for many years with Joanne and she truly was a fun loving and caring person to be with. God bless her family through this sad time. Rest your hearts to know that God has her safely in his hands and she is at peace.

  8. Joanne, I will miss your smile, your friendship, and most of all our coffee and chats at Dunkin Donuts. Rest peacefully my friend!

  9. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Joanne’s family and all those who loved her. She was an outgoing, friendly person, a natural athlete and loving mother. I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with Joanne’s family during this difficult time. We went to Helen Street School together and I will always remember her being so kind and funny.Rest in peace. Gina Canelli Sklanka friend, Cheshire,CT Jan 21 2014

  11. My thoughts and prayers to everyone during this difficult time. I prayed for Joanne daily, now she is at peace with the good Lord.

  12. My thoughts and prayers to Joanne’s family. I had the honor to play softball with her on the Keep it Clean team in Milford and Elite Travel in Cheshire as well as competitive games against her in North Haven, West Haven & New Haven Women’s softball leagues. May she now find peace.

  13. Sending our sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  14. So sorry for your loss. I played softball with Joanne and she was an amazing person and player. I will miss her and always remember her. May god bless her and her family.

  15. Some of my favorite memories from my younger days are those that I spent with Joanne. Going out in New Haven, meeting for coffee at Lender’s or drinks at MacAndrews, her trying to teach me and Karen how to play racquetball when all we really wanted to do was stand on the court and gab. Always fun, kind, positive and encouraging, never judgmental or self-centered. Years later, when we reconnected, it was like no time had passed at all. When Debbie or Karen made plans and said .Joanne is coming., they knew it was because I would want to join in all the more. We will always miss you Joanne. Our circle of friends is broken, and will never be the same.

  16. Steve I am so very sorry to hear about Joanne, please give our condolences to Greg and Meredith. I will try to stop by in the near future, my sister moved back to Ct outside of Hartford. Our sincerest condolences Robert and Sirena Neveloff

  17. Steve, Meredith and Greg: Our whole family has you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Joanne’s great sense of humor and all the fun we had at hockey and baseball. May she rest in peace. Our sincere condolences.

  18. Steve, Meredith, Greg, and your entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  19. Steve, our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Keep her memory forever in your heart. Jim, Mary and Dan Cole

  20. Steve, sending my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Joanne. I remember those days at the softball field, she was a heck of a player, better than some of the guys we played with. RIP Joanne.

  21. To the Pacelli Family, we are so sorry for your loss. I knew Joanne from Yale and always remember her smile and love of her family. Joanne will be missed but never forgotten. May she rest in eternal peace.

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