Jo-Ann Marie Smith

16 May, 197028 October, 2020

Jo-Ann M. Smith, 50, of Southington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late David Smith who passed away on November 2, 2019, almost one year ago.

Jo-Ann was born on May 16, 1970 in Danbury to the late Raymond and Lois (Wildman) Gardner and was raised in Newtown. She worked as a Governance Manager at Stanley Black & Decker for over 12 years, and also was a member of the Elks in Southington. Jo-Ann was a loving mother and absolutely cherished her family. She loved camping with her family, was an avid reader, loved essential oils, and was a Trekkie.

Jo-Ann leaves behind her 3 children, Amanda Smith-Yungk and her spouse Kelsey Yungk-Smith, Olivia Smith, and Alexander Smith and his spouse Caitlyn; her cherished granddaughter Aliana DelValle; her 3 sisters, Sandra Lewis and her spouse Michael, Susan Gardner and her significant other Aaron Thomas, and Tammy Thompson and her spouse William; her mother-in-law Willa Miley and her father-in-law Joe Capuano; many nieces and nephews, as well as her crazy K-9s. In addition to her husband and parents, Jo-Ann was predeceased by her brother John Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo-Ann’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society at

Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 4-7pm at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home located at 211 N Main St., Southington. The Elks of Southington will conduct a service at 6pm. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social-distancing measures are required. For online condolences please visit


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Laura Ehlinger (Stabile)

November 2, 2020

Miss Jo-anne was one of the most positive, loving, and giving people I know. She was there for a lot of big moments in my life as a Jr. Youth Group leader and mentor. Miss Jo-anne was there with a supportive hug and words of peace on the night my sister passed. There are so many memories of Miss Jo-anne just loving on our church community or planning fun activities. She had the ability to bring joy to any situation with humor or crazy games. I can never thank God enough for the role she played in my life and the life of anyone she knew.

Suzanne Mercier

November 2, 2020

Amanda, Kelsey & Ali,

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Amanda it was so nice to meet your parents at your wedding; my memory of your mom was that she looked so beautiful dancing with your dad and her love of family and her happiness for you radiated from her. I hope you can find some comfort in all your happy memories of her and the caring thoughts of family and friends.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Sue & Bob Mercier

Lynn Hawk

November 2, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I meant Jo-Ann at the YMCA she was such a beautiful sole inside and out. I was a little Depressed and she was so nice to me talked to me for awhile and we worked out together. We use to go swimming to. She made a difference in my life and Thank her for that. She will be missed.

Sending prayers.

Love Lynn

Gloria Guerrera

November 2, 2020

Your Mom and I worked together at GIL. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed her quick wit. She was always so upbeat. It was a pleasure working with her.

Lois Knight

November 2, 2020

I remember jo from toddler age, at camp and our houses. Family dinners and playtimes. Growing up. Meeting Dave. Getting married. Will miss her along with the others from her family. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Barbara Wood

November 1, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Smith family. I will always remember Jo-Ann for her smile that could light up a room. My prayers have been for comfort and strength for you all.

Sue Latina-Cohen

October 31, 2020

To Jo-Ann’s family. I was lucky enough to have known and worked with Jo-Ann at Cartus. I was the manager at the time with Mary K and Liz. She was an amazing and capable individual who contributed so much to the work and the team. I am so glad that I had a chance to see her a few years ago when she was in Australia - I live here in Melbourne and she was in town for work. We had a lovely dinner together. I am so sad at her loss, I extend my heartfelt condolences. Slc

Lori Charette

October 30, 2020

Jo Ann was a caring person. There are so many good memories. She was there for my daughter when she needed her. At church, at camp always a smile.

Tracy-Lee Mangan

October 30, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Smith family and to their friends whom they consider family. I am so saddened to hear and my heart breaks for you.

Prayers with all of you.

Maryann Sirois

October 30, 2020

I loved being around your mom. From the women’s weekends way back at New Life to us talking about our husbands just a few weeks ago. She absolutely loved all of you so much. I am so happy for her to be in glory now with your dad. I pray that God will bring you comfort through all the memories you shared.