Joan Dorothy Castino
February 5, 1938 – January 8, 2020
Joan Dorothy Castino, age 81 passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Joan was born February 5, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois on Chicago Ave and Wood St. to Walter and Victoria Wegrzynowski. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Guy Thomas Castino; two beloved children, Michael (Dorice) Castino and Therese (Mary Kuhn) Castino; two cherished granddaughters, Haleigh (Cody) Brown and Devan Castino; a dear sister, Linda (Ron) Jennings and many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by both parents; an infant brother, Walter Jr. and a sister, Helen (John) Poland.
A visitation for Joan will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL. Another visitation will occur Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, IL followed by a funeral mass 11:00 AM. Entombment at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MarshFuneralHome.com for the Castino family.
- Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Graveside Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Joan Dorothy Castino
January 11, 2020
I was less than a year old when my family and I moved to Illinois across the street from Mr. Tom and Mrs. Joan. Growing up, they were practically grandparents to me and my two older sisters. I have a lot of fond memories with them in their house - playing with the year round Christmas village, choosing movies from Mr. Tom’s movie library, and the Harry Potter stand. Every year I was amazed at the Halloween and Christmas displays Mr. Tom would put together. What a spectacular light display to see from my bedroom window! He thought I couldn’t tell when a new piece was added, but he’d let me explore the yard and I could always tell. One thing I did with Mrs. Joan nearly every single day was feeding the ducks outside in their yard and near their pond. Every day, she would call my house phone and tell my mom it was time for me to go over and feed the ducks. Sure enough, I would run right over and feed them with her. It was simple but it was a few minutes that I got to spend with her every day and just talk with her. I did this with her up until I moved when I was seven. My last Christmas in Illinois, Mrs. Joan took off a duck ornament from her tree and gave it to me. She told me it was something I could always remember her and Mr. Tom by but also something to remember our activity together. It has been on my tree every Christmas since.
I had some of the best moments from my childhood with Mr. Tom and Mrs. Joan. They both have had a tremendous impact on my life and I am forever grateful to have met them both. They were always there for me and supporting me. Mrs. Joan is one of the best people I have ever had in my life and I will miss her very much.
Birdie (“The Mayor”)