Joanne M (Giordano) Hurley

July 31, 1950 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 71)


Fitchburg-Joanne M. (Giordano) Hurley, 71, a lifelong resident of Fitchburg, died peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at UMass Memorial Hospital Worcester after an illness.

    Joanne was born in Fitchburg on July 31, 1950, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Barbaro) Giordano. She graduated from Fitchburg High School and attended St. Anthony of Padua Church.

   Joanne will be greatly missed by her husband, James Hurley of Fitchburg; two sons, Johnnie Viselle of Gardner and Nick Viselle and his wife Deserae of Richmond, NH; two grandchildren, Isabella and Nicholas Viselle; several nieces and nephews and her cat Luca.  Joanne was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Ciccone and Theresa Dubey.

   She was an avid Red Sox and Cowboys fan, loved going to the beach, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

   You are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 8:30AM-9:30AM in the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg.  A funeral Mass will be held in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 84 Salem St., Fitchburg at 10AM. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery, Fitchburg.

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John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors.

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October 28, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Funeral Service
October 28, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Salem Street, Fitchburg)

October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery, St. Bernard Street, Fitchburg

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