Joan (Scalzi) DiPronio, age 60, of Newtown, died Friday, January 6, 2006, at her residence. She endured her illness with grace and determination and had unshatterable strength. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. DiPronio. The family had lived for several years in Monroe. Joan was born in Bridgeport and was a daughter of the late Casper and Gizella Kollar Scalzi. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Christine Hare and her husband, Gary, and their two children, Melanie and Matthew, all of Shelton, Jill Cullen and her husband and John, and their three children, Emily, Kathryn and Lauren, all of Stratford; and her son, Nicholas Frank DiPronio and his wife, Chantel and their daughter Mia, of Stratford. She is also survived by a brother, Casper Scalzi of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Arlene Twiss and her husband, Frank, of Stratford; sisters-in-law, Joan Leonetti and her husband, Joseph, of Bridgeport and Ceil Lopresti and her husband, Steve, of Ansonia; an aunt and an uncle; and several nieces and nephews. Joan followed an extensive career at Textron Lycoming as an executive administrator in the legal department. She then pursued work at Ethan Allen in Danbury in the corporate legal department and MacDermid industrial products in Waterbury. Family and friends are invited to meet directly at 10 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Stratford, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. 

Published in the Connecticut Post from 1/8/2006 - 1/9/2006.

Press the "BACK" button to return to the previous page