Johnna Danielle (Paciello) Craig

August 29, 1942 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Johnna Craig Obituary

Johnna Danielle Craig, 81, of Westport, CT entered into eternal rest on December 15, 2023. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Johnna was born in 1942 in Norristown, PA to Joseph and Ann Paciello as the middle of three daughters. When she was a child, her family moved to Devon where their home became a gathering place for family and friends for many decades. Johnna graduated from Cabrini College in 1964 and worked in interior design.

In the 1970s, she fell in love with the rocky shoreline of Connecticut and made it her adopted home. She and her husband, Jeff, raised three daughters in Westport. Johnna was passionate about Native American art and culture; nature; birds; and her precious feline companions: Moonie, Booker, Bandit, Chocolate Chip, and Skizz. A lifelong night owl, Johnna could always be reached by telephone for a midnight chat and spent many happy hours doing so with her sisters. She will be remembered for her cooking, especially her famous chili and Waldorf salads.

Johnna was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Butchie, and her grandson, Ryan. She is survived by her loving husband Jeff; her daughters Nicole (Brian), Danny, and Gabby (Matt); her sister Dana (Tom); brother-in-law Herb; grandchildren Nick, Owen, Anya, Allie, Rebecca, and Jordan; and beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wants to extend special gratitude to Johnna’s physicians, Dr. Eugenia Vining and Dr. Harold Tara; caregivers Veronica and Holly from BrightStar; Cathy and Theresa from Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association; and Sharon Mack and her specialty team, whose care and kindness helped make for a gentle and loving goodbye.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 28th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Calling hours will be from 9:00 to 10:00 at the church prior to the mass.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Closer to Free Fund for Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center.

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December 28, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1719 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

Mass of Christian Burial
December 28, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church (Fairfield)

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Closer to Free Fund for Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center
PO Box 1849, New Haven CT 06508-9979


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