Joan M. Schillaci

Joan M. Schillaci

July 9th, 1957 June 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Joan M. Schillaci (Russell)

Schillaci, Joan M. (Russell), of Medford, passed unexpectedly on June 4, 2019 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Steven M. Schillaci. Dear sister of Denise Russell of Stoneham, Gay Koty and her husband Stanley of Somerville, and the late Dorothy Burroso and her late husband Fred Burroso, and the late Robert A. Russell, Jr. Loving aunt of Chip, Russell, Allyson, and Carolyn Koty, Leigh Ann Torres and her husband Lippilitto, Peter Marchand his wife Nellia, and Daniel Burroso and his wife Andrea. Dear friend of Marie Byrne and her husband Michael of Medford and her family, Kaitlyn, Katryna, Michael, and Rowan. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington on Wednesday, June 19th from 4-6PM. A Prayer Service will immediately follow at 6PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send an online message of condolence, please visit:

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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Donations are being accepted for: Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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The death of your loved one Joan is one of the most devastating experience your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly The Bible tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart.” We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.
Comment | Posted at 11:31am via Condolence

Maria F. R, Cakiraga

Joan,my friend and my cousin,
May your spirit live forever in all those that you touch!
Comment | Posted at 11:39am via Condolence

Jennifer Erkkila

Auntie Joanie,
You had such a big heart and such a giving spirit. You loved everyone and expected nothing in return. You and Uncle Steven were the REAL Romeo and Juliet... I'll never forget you coming to Germany to see me or all the other countless times we've spent together.... I'm glad I ran into you and Steven not too long ago.... We had the best chat ever... You will forever be in my heart.... Love to you Uncle Steven...
Comment | Posted at 08:42pm via Condolence

Leigh Ann

Sending you all my Love and prayers Steven!! Auntie Joan was just the greatest and will be missed! We all love you and will miss her fun loving spirit 💔🙏
Love Leigh Ann and family
Comment | Posted at 06:43am via Condolence

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