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05/03/2022 12:00 AM

Old Saybrook

Joan Guzzo Cianfaglione, 88, of Chalker Beach Road died on April 29 in Gladeview Healthcare.

Mrs. Cianfaglione is survived by her daughter-in-law and loyal advocate Cheryl Ceragioli Cianfaglione; her treasured grandsons Michael, Jason, and Nicholas; her brother Joe Guzzo and wife Kay; and many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Cianfaglione, Sr., her son Richard Cianfaglione, Jr., her sister Patricia Guzzo, and brother Carl Guzzo.

Joan graduated from Hartford Public High School and spent most of her working years at Cloutier and Cassella, LLC, as a legal secretary. Joan was a lifelong Chalker Beach resident who always had a hot pizza and Sunday lunch ready for all.

A procession will assemble at a calling hour from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. John Church, 161 Main Street, Old Saybrook. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Westbrook. Donations may be made in her memory to either the Lower Valley Visiting Nurses, 61 Main Street #5, Centerbrook, CT 06409 or the Old Saybrook Ambulance Association, 316 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Please visit for photos, tributes, and directions.