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PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

Keep the Memory Alive
In memory of: Joanne Krisa

Donations as of July 24, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$6,875.00 Raised Online
$6,875.00 Total Raised

Our Beloved Joanne

Joanne Krisa (Worcester) received her diagnosis in October of 2012. She gathered her family together to tell them the news and to assure them that, although she was overwhelmed by the reality of her disease, she was going to fight it and change the statistics by becoming a survivor. It was Joanne - our spirited, strong, and determined Joanne - so we had no reason to believe otherwise!

She wouldn't accept defeat and searched until she found a treatment plan that would give her the best chance. It was aggressive and draining, but she fought hard and never gave up hope. She enjoyed two more Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. She celebrated her next birthday and many more with those around her, including her grandson's first. She treasured every moment, every memory.

But even after her scans showed promise, complications robbed Joanne of the nourishment she needed to keep up her fight. In January of 2014, after nearly two weeks in the hospital, she was released to the care of her family with much needed Hospice support.

Still, Joanne maintained her hope, smiled her beautiful smile, laughed and reminisced, and gazed into the eyes of devastated loved-ones with an unspoken reassurance. Grace and dignity would not be lost on Joanne, even in her final days. Her last two weeks were spent in a beach house surrounded by her immediate family with daily visits from other family and friends. 

On February 8, 2014, during a sun-filled Saturday afternoon, as the tide rolled in, our beloved Joanne let her beautiful spirit free from her failing body. 

 

"She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails."  ~ Elizabeth Edwards

 

....Whether it be through a donation of any size, or by taking a few minutes to read up on the signs and symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer, your help to increase awareness and support this important cause is a positive step...

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous Rest in Peace Joanne
$25.00
Anonymous God Bless Joanne.
$50.00
Joe and Ann Marie Mozdzierz Our thoughts and prayers are with the Krisa family. God Bless you all..
$50.00
Dupras family We are very sorry for your loss.
$100.00
Stan and Mary Suleski May your memories of Joanne and her beautiful life sustain you forever.
$50.00
Anonymous Heartfelt sympathies go out to Joanne's loving family and all her wonderful friends. Her warmth and beautiful smile will be truly missed.
$150.00
Anonymous It has been a blessing to have had Joanne in our lives.
$250.00
Helen Lester from one of your zillion adoring patients
$100.00
Tom and Elizabeth Carney
$100.00
Christine & Pete Monteleone, Joel Simon
$500.00
The Ruback Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
$100.00
Patrick Dougherty
$50.00
John and Betty Reitter God bless the Krissa family
$100.00
Starr Ridge Manor Civic Association We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
$50.00
Tom & Jackie Engelhart You are in our thoughts and prayers.
$50.00
John and Gerry Battista May God bless Joanne and her family.
$50.00
Fred & Judy Van Riper What a strong, beautiful spirit. There has to be a cure out there for this devastating disease.
$100.00
Cristina Pires
$50.00
Linda and Brian Gracie
$500.00
Connie Worcester (Nannie)
$500.00
Leigh, Ben, Avery, Kendall and Cameron Carpenter We will miss her every day !
$500.00
The Wendel Family Our heartfelt prayers to your family.
$100.00
Anonymous Joanne, Your spirit lives on in each of us.
$50.00
Grenville Willis
$100.00
Scott and Janet Griswold
$200.00
Rose Praslick Zory I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and strength in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts, Rose
$250.00
Joanne Krisa
$100.00
Fran and Tom Santacapita
$100.00
Lena Granovsky We are deeply sorry for your loss...
$50.00
The Edwardson Family Your family in in our thoughts and prayers...
$100.00
Iris De Vita and Family I am deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. xo
$50.00
Pires Family I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman! Mariana, Jen, Cristina and Joe
$100.00
Ted and Keri O'Neill
$100.00
Regina Schumann Wilshire Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
$100.00
The Sarel and Dinan family Deepest sympathies to Joanne's entire family. It was a great pleasure knowing her.
$100.00
Bill Telepan & Beverly Ivens
$100.00
Pamela Ranalli when u see butterflies let ur heart SMILE. Angels from HEAVEN. .ox ...are everywhere.
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Bob and Aly Novick In honor and memory of Joanne Krisa the cherished and beloved wife of my life-long friend Peter Worcester, sincerely Bob and Aly Novick
$100.00
Jennifer Gracie
$125.00
Rose Ann Lenehan Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. May the memories of Joanne help you find peace. Sincerely, Ann, Rose Ann and William
$100.00
Anonymous To all the family our deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your beautiful Joanne. Sincerely, Bernadette and Ralph Brown
$50.00
Sander Koudijs My deepest condolences ......Sander
$75.00
Anonymous In honor & memory of Joanne Krisa with Love, Claire & Fred
$100.00
Kari Cooper I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was an amazing, strong and courageous women and will be missed by so many.
$50.00
Maria Brown May your beautiful spirit live on in our precious grandson Blake Donald. Until we meet again, rest in peace JoJo. Love, Mima.
$100.00
Pete Dusenberry
$250.00
Steve Worcester
$200.00
Maureen Kenniff Smaldone Deepest sympathy from our family to yours! May my brother Artie dance in heaven with Joanne! God Bless us all with the strength they had.
$100.00
Amanda Brown & Armand Brunelle
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
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$6,875
Total Raised
$6,875
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