Joan E. Carosielli, 95

June 11, 1926 - November 10, 2021

Joan E. Carosielli, 95, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at her Lancaster residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of the late W. E. and Josephine (Boyle) Pierpont, and the last of her immediate family.

She worked as a Customer Service Associate for Kemps (Penn Dairies) for 21 years before retiring in 1991. Joan was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Her life was centered around her faith, family, and friends. She humbly provided support to new parishioners through participation in the RCIA and Baptism Committee. She was also active in many community organizations, including volunteering with the Literacy Council of Lancaster and Meals on Wheels.

Surviving Joan are her daughter Sharon, wife of Herbert Rife, Sewell, NJ, Ann Larrabee, wife of Michael Jr., Bethlehem, PA; six grandchildren, Marc Carosielli, Jennifer, wife of John Simeone, Brian Carosielli, Todd Carosielli, husband of Nicole, Julie Rife-Freese, wife of Clayton Freese, and Alyson, wife of Jeffrey Hebert; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Sr.; two sons, Michael Jr., and Richard Carosielli; and her siblings, Eleanor Suydam, W.E. Pierpont, III, Richard Pierpont and John B. Pierpont.

A viewing will take place 10 to 11 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with The Fr. Matthew C. Morelli as Celebrant on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Graveside services will take place at 11 AM on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown, CT.

Please omit flowers and kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 501 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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November 14, 2021

Carosielli Family,
I knew your Mom thru working with her at Penn Dairies and also through St Anthony’s.  We always enjoyed working together and even when I moved away we would see each other at church when I would come back to visit. She knew my Mom and would always ask her how I was doing. My dear Mother passed away a year ago and your Mom sent me the nicest card. May God surround your family with his loving care.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Carolyn Campbell, Chambersburg

November 14, 2021

To dear Joan’s family, from Patricia Donnelly, her dental hygienist for thirty years. I absolutely adored Joan!  What a brilliant woman…a woman who endured great heartache in her life, but managed to soldier on. I know her Faith & family support was a huge solace at these times. We shared the love of books, and always shared our most recent reads.  Please accept my deepest sympathy. Her death is a tremendous loss to all of us who knew her. Sharon, I loved that you sent her flowers every month. She spoke so fondly of you & loved the flowers. I will miss her tremendously. 

November 14, 2021

Joan was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We played bridge together every month for many years, bowled in the ladies league at Rocky Springs, and shared many breakfasts with the Eden Manor group. I will miss her.
I am sorry that I will be unable to attend her service. I am currently in quarantine for COVID.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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501 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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