WATERTOWN — Joan (Gallagher) Cardinal, 77, widow of Lawrence Cardinal, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit.
Mrs. Cardinal was born in New Britain on Oct. 2, 1938, daughter of the late John and Constance Gallagher. She was a longtime resident of Cheshire and spent her younger years in Naugatuck. Joan retired from Southbury Training School after many years of devoted service. She brought her passion for crafts to her job and always had the most decorated cottage at Southbury Training School.
Joan is survived by her two sons, Lawrence Cardinal II of Naugatuck and Terry Cardinal of Waterbury; her three daughters, Denise Hudson, Darla Cardinal and Holly Cardinal, all of Naugatuck; her brother John Gallagher; her sister Janet Conroy, both of Naugatuck; her three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 338 North Main St., Naugatuck. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 8:45 a.m. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.