OBITUARY

Joanne Tew

November 5, 1943February 13, 2018

Joanne Ruth Tew 11/5/43-2/13/2018 Uncasville Tew- Joanne Ruth Tew of Uncasville passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She leaves behind her daughter Mary Jo McCarthy of CT., son Peter Weissgarber and his wife Lisa of TN., son Richard Weissgarber and his wife Lorrie of NH, son Michael Weissgarber and his wife Joline of CT, and daughter Heidi Tew of CT. She also leaves a brother John Miller and wife Elizabeth of VT, ten grandchildren, and three great grandsons as well as numerous nieces, nephews, foster children and friends. She was predeceased by her grandson Anthony P. McCarthy. Joanne was a vivacious, loving and giving Mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and most of all a friend to everyone. She made a difference in the life of everyone who met her. She spent many years in local politics and as an advocate of the CT Foster Care System, and children with special needs. She went on to run her own business and then moved on to working as brand marketing manager traveling the East Coast at Foxwoods Resort Casino making many of her lifetime friends at Foxwoods Resort Casino before retiring in 2006. She spent her retirement years caring for her mother Mary Grace Miller, traveling, spending time with family and friends as well as consistently doting over her grandchildren and great grandson John Michael whom she adored. The family asks that everyone who knew her take a second to remember all she did and as she would have wanted Pay It Forward in her memory. Visitation will be Saturday February 24, 2018 from 12 :00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen 53 Norwich New London Tpke. Uncasville Ct. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America 7 Mill Brook Rd. Wilton NH 03086, or to the Mohegan Fire Dept. 2029 Norwich New London Tpke. Uncasville Ct. 06382. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Lucille Smith

February 21, 2018

My sincere sympathy to all JoAnne's family and friends. Although we haven't been in touch in a while, back in the day we were such good friends and shared many special memories. RIP my dear lady. You will be missed.

Joyce Clark

February 19, 2018

My heart goes out to family and close friends of Joanne's. She was a very warm, kind, and generous person. I still remember the first day I met her at the Big E.
My deepest sympathies,
Joyce

Sue Cash

February 17, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Joanne's family. She was a wonderful friend with the biggest heart. She always had room for everyone. Her light was her family and how much they meant to her. I will never forget her and the friendship we had. God has a special angel.

Peter Weissgarber Sr.

February 17, 2018

I am very sorry and saddened by the death of Joanne. She was a loving and giving human being. She is in a better place now in the arms of Our Lord. She suffers no more and is in the company of our beloved Anthony.

Mary Jo McCarthy

February 17, 2018

This candle is scented cinnamon and vanilla. You loved them and we made sure we never ran out of them. We spent a fortune on candles but who cares. We loved them so much. So I dedicate this scented candle to you in hopes that you still smell what we both loved. I will never stop buying cinnamon or vanilla candles until the day I die. Every time I light one it will be in memory of you. I love you

Stephanie Tressler

February 16, 2018

Joanne I love you and I miss you. I know you are up there with mom now! You and Mom are finally together again walking on the Streets of gold. Fly high dear sister-in-law and watch over us with love.

Jerry Schemanski

February 16, 2018

Joanne
You were a great friend and was our MOM on Colony Court. Even though we had not seen each other in 40 years you were always in my heart.
Heaven will be even a better place now that you are there.

February 16, 2018

How sad the passing of such a kind, generous, loving person. Though I have not seen Joanne in almost 30 years I still have such wonderful memories of her good nature and energy. I remember how she opened her home to host Sunday dinners to people who were alone.
Rest in Peace, dear Joanne. I shall remember you always.

An old friend.

Mary Jo McCarthy

February 16, 2018

This is scented vanilla and cinnamon, your favorite scents and mine.

Mary Jo McCarthy

February 16, 2018

Mom, life will never be the same without you. I am so glad we were able to spend the last few years of your life together. You were not only my mother, but you were my best friend. You taught me so much and I will be forever grateful to you. I was able to pass onto my children the love, and incredible giving person that you were. Now they've carried on that same legacy in their lives. It was always about family with you and you taught us the importance of that. I made promises to you to keep us all together and I promise you I will keep that promise with every fiber of my being. I will always do my best to make you so proud of me which I know you already were, however that will not end because you had to leave this world. Have fun flying on the wings of the angels and I'm sure it won't be long before you have your own wings. I'll listen for the bells that will tell me you have yours. Oh my god you were such an awesome human being to everyone. I sometimes hated to share you. Thank you for being my mom. I know you'll watch over all of us and you will do what I asked when it comes to Anthony, Gram, Amber, Gram Tew all of are pawed loved ones. I'll know you'll be busy for quite sometime. Sorry, LOL. I LOVE YOU MY SWEET. Enjoy eternity in the love of God and the glory of the peace and tranquility you now have. Don't worry about us, you taught us strength and we will use that strength to survive our loss. You've done good Mom, and you've affected four generations with your love. Rest now my love and for once think about Joanne. Always in my memories, heart and my soul. Love you always and forever JoJo