Joan Carmela (Cataldo) Cruz

Born: Fri., Apr. 30, 1937
Died: Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

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Norwich - Joan Carmela Cruz, 80, of Village Court Apartments, passed away, Monday, April 2, 2018 at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT.
She was born on April 30, 1937, in New York daughter to the late Victor and Mary (Poletski) Cataldo.  She was married to Reynaldo Cruz Sr.  He survives her.
Joan loved spending time with her family and cat. In her spare time, Joan enjoyed drawing.
Besides her husband she leaves behind three sisters Rita, Carol and Diane, two children April Sandherr and husband John Tollis of Griswold, Reynaldo Cruz Jr. and wife Lori Cruz of Mystic, three grandchildren Zachary Sandherr Sr. and wife Jamie Sandherr of Dayville, Emerald Sandherr and boyfriend Brian Belair of Franklin, and Maxwell Sandherr of Pittsburgh, and three great grandchildren Logan, Rylee, and Zachary Jr.
She was predeceased by her sister Betty.
  The Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City CT has been entrusted with private arrangements. For online condolences please go to

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