Joanna (Pipke) Wagner

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:57


Joanna (Pipke) Wagner, 83, of Bristol, widow of George J. Wagner, Jr., died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Bristol Hospital.

Joanna was born on Jan. 4, 1935, in New Britain and was a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Goodrich) Pipke. A lifelong Bristol resident, she was a graduate of Bristol High School. Joanna was a longtime volunteer at Bristol Hospital serving for 25 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and doing word searches.

Joanna is survived by two daughters, Sue Bellefleur of Terryville and Jean Semrow (and Dan LaCroix) of Plymouth; a brother, Peter Pipke of Forestville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Bellefleur (and Christopher Brooks), Steven Bellefleur (and Cindy Broderick), Shelby Lamoureux-Piazza (and Joel Piazza), Elizabeth Semrow (and Wayne Ferrari), Christine Wagner (and Jennifer Reed), Vicky Gangloff (and Nathan Gangloff), and Robert Wagner, Jr.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her cat, Kitty.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Wagner; a daughter, Diane Lamoureux; sons-in-law, Morel Bellefleur and Norman Lamoureux; sisters, Phyllis Burligh, and Marjorie Ferro; and a brother, Walter Pipke.

The family thanks her aides for their wonderful care, Cynthia, Jill, Danielle, Mary, Sam, and Casey.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Thursday between 6 and 8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford CT 06106. Visit Joanna’s memorial website at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:57. Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:00.