In Loving Memory of Joanne E. Stelmaszek

July 31, 1941
Brooklyn, New York
November 29, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Thursday 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

December 05, 2019


Holy Family Church

Mass of Christian Burial

700 Old Stratfield Road,
CT 06825

Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Fairfield Police Athletic League

100 Reef Road,
CT 06824

Joanne E. Stelmaszek Scholarship Fund at Southern CT Pop Warner

6 Hull Road,
CT 06483

Joanne E. Stelmaszek

Joanne E. Stelmaszek, age 78, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Adam Stelmaszek, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Friday, November 29, 2019 in her home. Born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late William and Nellie Galinas, she had been a Fairfield resident for over 40 years. Joanne was deeply dedicated to bettering the lives of children. She served as an officer and on the Board of Directors of the Park City Little League, was an active member of the Fairfield PAL where she always looked forward helping organize and run the Annual Fishing Derby at Gould Manor Park. Joanne was actively involved in Fairfield Pop Warner Football and was honored for her dedication by receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from the New England Region of Pop Warner. She was an active long-time parishioner of Holy Family Church. Her greatest joy however was spending time with her loving and devoted family. In addition to her loving husband, Adam, she will be dearly missed by three children, Nick Wilkinson and his wife Diana of Higganum, Joanne Elser and her husband Chris of Southbury and George Buckmir and his wife Beth of Shelton; four step-children, Richard Stelmaszek of Fairfield, Barbara Stelmaszek of Bridgeport, Susan Eszenyi of New Haven and Adam Stelmaszek, Jr. of Fairfield; a brother, Charles Galinas and his wife Joan of Pittston, PA; 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may greet the family Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. If desired friends may consider a contribution in Joanne’s memory to either the Fairfield PAL, 100 reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or to the Joanne E. Stelmaszek Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southern CT Pop Warner, 6 Hull Road, Seymour, CT 06483. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. I’ve been thinking of how long ago it is that we first met. We were so young and full of life. The years march by, life gets complicated, and suddenly we are left with memories of the happy days filled with smiles and laughter. Your passion, strength, and determination carried you through so many challenges. You were an inspiration to so many! Heaven has a new Angel and I know you will be watching over all those that you loved dearly who will be missing you deeply. Rest in Peace Joanne.

  2. Joanne,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such an asset to her community. That is something you can always be proud of.

  3. The world lost a great lady. Joanne and Adam have contributed to better the town of Fairfield. She will be missed but her legacy is carved in Stone. Joanne thank you Rest In Peace.