Joann T. Zapetis
Died: May 18, 2017
 Joann T. Zapetis, age 82, of Long Valley, NJ died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Merry Heart Nursing Home, Succasunna, NJ.  Joann was born February 4, 1935 in Rumford, ME. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Rita (Goguen) Waugh. In addition to her parents Joann is preceded in death by her 2 sisters; June and Sally Waugh.

She was employed by Meals on Wheels, Fitchberg, MA as an Administrative Assistant for many years before retiring.  Joann enjoyed reading, computer games, playing cards with friends, arts and crafts and making greeting cards with her club.  In addition she loved to go to the theatre and taking trips to York Beach, Maine.

She is survived by 3 loving sons;  Joseph Zapetis and wife Lisa, John Zapetis,  James Zapetis and wife Chris 3 devoted daughters; June Heinle and husband Richard, Julia Adams and husband George, Janice Baker and husband Jeffery, 1 brother; Frank Waugh and wife Josephine, 1 sister; Sandra Bigelow, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 49 Woodland Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11 am.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


Victor Leblanc
May 27th, 2017 6:28 am
So sorry for your loss, my family and I send our deepest condolences to you, the family and friends. She will always be with you.
John Zapetis
May 26th, 2017 4:29 pm
To my family, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. May we all find comfort in knowing that though her body was failing, her spirit was strong. Love you all! Tom and Johnny!
Jeffery Westlake
May 26th, 2017 7:24 am
Though I haven't seen your Mom in a long time, I remember her fondly and the many visits to your homes in Fitchburg and Leominster over the years. Our condolences to the entire Zapetis Family in this time of loss.
Kelcey Kane
May 25th, 2017 8:26 pm
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Tom Millard
May 25th, 2017 12:45 pm
She was such a great and good woman. I remember the first time we met and she wanted to play some crazy board game. Well, she went wild over that game and she was determined to be the winner just like she was in life. But she is in such a better place now and probably playing that game and beating all of the others.
Dan and Diane Malone
May 25th, 2017 9:19 am
Jim and family, So sorry for the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dan and Disne
Mark Bellefeuille
May 24th, 2017 1:43 pm
So sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed the times talking to or playing cards with her when I came to visit John, as she was always good for a laugh or two. She will surely be missed.
Gwen Foster
May 20th, 2017 1:20 pm
Sending thoughts and prayers to Joe and his family. She must have been a great mother to have such a wonderful and caring son. I hope that you can find comfort in each other, by sharing happy memories. My love goes out to all of you.
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