Obituaries


Joann Warner

Published: October 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Joann (Pallock) Warner, 72, of Shelton, beloved wife of Barry W. Warner, died unexpectedly October 13. Born April 10, 1945, in Bridgeport, she was a 1963 graduate of Warren Harding High School.


In addition to her husband, her children, Ronald Setkoski and wife Christina of Newtown, Glenn Setkoski of New Haven, Amy Setkoski of Glastonbury, and Lanette Setkoski of Milford; stepchildren, Barry Warner, Jr, of Milford, Michael Warner and wife Renee of Shelton, Christine Warner of Florida, and Shawn Warner and wife Suzanne of Watertown; siblings, Judith Henderson and husband John of Stratford, John Pallock and wife Joan of Monroe, Nancy Gabbard Baker and husband Lamar of Utah; stepsister, Priscilla Schenck of Arkansas; and brother-in-law, Paul Warner and wife Kathleen of Milford survive her. Mrs Warner is also survived by her adoring grandchildren, Jessica and Olivia Setkoski; step-grandchildren, Tiffanie, Joshua, Joseph, Christopher, Nicholas, Autumn, Zachary, and Emma Rose; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.


Her father, John Pallock; mother, Violet Montifiore; and stepfather, Edward Farren, predeceased her.


Prior to completing her high school education, Mrs Warner proudly obtained her hair dressing/cosmetology license from Leon Institute of Hair Design in Bridgeport. Her interest in learning remained with her throughout her life, and, as a "non-traditional" student in her early 50s, she earned a bachelor's degree in business management, cum laude, from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.


As a young adult, she enjoyed the sights and sounds of Bridgeport's Seaside Park. Later in life, Mrs Warner indulged her adventurous spirit, embarking on numerous cross-country and regional journeys, along with international travel to Austria, Belgium, the Caribbean, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.


A dedicated employee of Bic Corporation for 31 years, Mrs Warner received awards for perfect attendance and was active in her community, volunteering for and donating to numerous charitable organizations. Her many hobbies and pastimes included card nights with family and friends, casino trips, cooking and baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble, assembling puzzles, and bird-watching. She especially enjoyed her pets, including her beloved dog, Teddy, and cats, Pumpkin and Pocono.


Those who knew Mrs Warner will remember her as a loving, generous, compassionate, and dedicated person who will be missed by all.


Relatives and friends may greet the family Friday, October 20, from 4 to 8 pm, at Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street, Milford. A prayer service celebrating Mrs Warner's life will be conducted at 7:30 pm.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs Warner's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.


To leave condolences, visit georgejsmithandson.com.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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