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Joanna C. (Attridge) L'Italien

November 28, 1958 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Joanna L'Italien Obituary

PEABODY - Mrs. Joanna C. (Attridge) L’Italien, 65 of Peabody, former longtime Salem resident, beloved wife of Thomas L’Italien, passed away on Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late William and Shirley (Davis) Attridge. Raised and educated in Salem she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Salem High School.

Joanna’s kind and compassionate nature served her well as unit secretary for Salem Hospital where she served for over 30 years. She took great pride in a job well done and a strong work ethic.

Joanna found joy in the simple things, with a passion for nurturing those around her. As a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, family always came first for Joanna. She took great pride in supporting all her children’s endeavors and held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, cherishing every moment with them. Her home was a gathering place for the neighborhood kids, where she would welcomed them with open arms.

An avid reader and movie aficionado, Joanna found solace in the magic of old films and musicals. Her love for music was unparalleled, listening to many different genres over the years. Joanna will be forever remembered for her legacy of love for family and her kindness and generosity to others and deeply missed by her loving family, many friends and all the lives she touched along the way.

Surviving Joanna, in addition to her husband Thomas with whom she shared 43 years of marriage, are her children, Melissa Maragioglio and her partner, Edward Skeffington of Lynn, Beth Cheny and her husband, Timothy of South Carolina, Dana L’Italien and his wife, Nicole DeStefano of Salem, and James L’Italien of Peabody, her grandchildren, Jonathan Bik, Hailey Maragioglio, Anthony Cheny, Andrianna L’Italien, Dominic Maragioglio, Myah Cheny, Maximus L’Italien, Lilyana Skeffington and Mackenzie Skeffington, her sibling, James Attridge, Paula Hillard, Elizabeth Baillargeon and Julie Bonaituo, her mother-in-law, Eileen L’Italien, her beloved canine companion Nacho, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late John Attridge, Maureen Kulak and Marion Pierce.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and are invited to her funeral service which will be held at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) SALEM on Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 12:30 PM. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 10 AM to 12 PM (noon). Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joanna’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, C/O Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite 102B, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

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April 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Funeral Service
April 1, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

April 1, 2024

1:30 PM
St. Mary Cemetery
226 North Street
Salem, MA 01970


Kaplan Family Hospice House
75 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA 01923
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