Swan Funeral Home


Joanne Choly

June 12, 1958April 28, 2021

Joanne Choly was born on June 12, 1958 and passed away on April 28, 2021 and is under the care of Swan Funeral Home.

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Jeanne Di Muzio

October 2, 2021

I just learned of Joanne's passing. The two of you will always be the bright spot during my darkest hours after Rocco's passing. Your creative thoughtfulness towards Christopher is still talked about.
Sending love and strength.

Melissa Quan

June 25, 2021

I was so sad to learn of Joanne's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. When I think of both you and Joanne, it brings to mind the many years of service that you shared with the Evergreen Network, especially through the annual holiday and school supply drives, organizing and matching upwards of 10 families with Fairfield U faculty and staff sponsors. You and Joanne have brought joy and comfort to so many. Thank you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Eugenia Zavras

June 24, 2021

Joanne was a dedicated member of our Biology department. She set up my labs and helped with everything I needed. Our loss is heaven's gain. Rest in peace dear friend. You will be missed.

Lynne Porter

June 24, 2021

Joanne was a lovely soul and she will be sorely missed. May her memory be a blessing to her loving Barbara and the rest of her family.

Ashley Byun

June 24, 2021

My deepest condolences to Barb and the rest of the family. I met Joanne in 2007 when I first arrived at Fairfield. I remember how Joanne helped me feel welcome and find my way around. She had incredible passion for her students and the Biology Department. She gave so much to those around her whether that was through mentoring students, helping faculty, and even organizing numerous trips to the Museum of Natural History. What a wonderful life she led. Rest in peace Joanne.

Bob Ford

June 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. We were colleagues at FFU and she was a great help to me whenever I asked. I hope I was as good a help to her. We carpooled from Stratford to FFU for several years and shared stories and news every day.

Joanne had a generous heart and she will be missed.

Paul Lakeland

June 24, 2021

Dear Barb:
I just heard the sad news about Joanne. So sad, but my thoughts immediately were for you. My sincere condolences, old friend, on your terrible loss. May those around you bring you strength and consolation. Blessings on your head,

Ed Ross

June 24, 2021

Joanne was such a wonderful soul. I remember attending her Ignatian guided prayer group many times at the Fairfield U. chapel, and she and Barbara inspired us so much with their spiritual insights. Joanne will be sorely missed, but I know she is guiding us in a different way now. Rest in peace.

Anita Fernandez

June 23, 2021

Joanne's office was right next to mine in the Fairfield Biology department, and I always knew things would get taken care of when she was around. She and Barb offered me rides dozens and dozens of times because they knew I took the train. She was generous and loyal and she cared. She had so much energy. I am thinking about Barb and Joanne's whole family at this time of unfair and incomprehensible loss.

Jean Santopatre

June 23, 2021

So saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing…
We worked at Fairfield University at the same time and our paths crossed in CPE at Bridgeport Hospital in summer 2014… we had a good time re-connecting. I will cherish co-leading our cohort in the Examen & Imaginative Prayer with Joanne.
Rest easy Joanne with God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit …
Love & Blessings to Joanne’s family