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Stahl, Joanna C.

Joanna Claudet (Slater) Stahl, a resident of Roslindale, and formerly of Bradenton, Florida and Dumont, New Jersey, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at her apartment in Roslindale. She was 85. Joanna was born October 10, 1936 in Jersey City, New Jersey, a daughter of John and Helen (Konczewski) Stahl. She worked for Shell Oil Company in New York City and for Penguin Book Company. Joanna enjoyed reading, crewel embroidery, and painting, especially with acrylics. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Spraguer, Mia Alvarado, Anna Alvarado-Allen, Denise Sorese, Debby Bubar, and Diana Vasquez; two sisters, Irene Brodzinski, and Claire Lewandowski; two grandchildren, Jesse Alvarado, and his wife Alyssa, and Dylan Spaguer, and his wife Marissa; and her five great-grandchildren, Alex, Magnolia, Logan, Conner, and Riley. She was the sister of the late Augustus “Gus” Slater, John Slater, James Slater, Lucille Sudano, Rita Lewandowski, and Jean Fix. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 16th, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Friday, June 17th starting at 9 am and process with us to the Charles River Church, 1195 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain for her funeral service at 10 o clock. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Youth Advocacy Foundation, 75 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Michelle Smith
    June 13th, 2022 | 1:07 pm

    Dearest Mia,
    Hugs to you during this difficult time.
    Michelle Smith

  2. Rita Tully
    June 13th, 2022 | 4:43 pm

    It was my pleasure to know the charming Ms. Joanna and share some good times. Whether it be at dance fundraisers, friendly card games, lobster feasts or a trip to a casino, I always appreciated having some laughs with Joanna and enjoyed her company.
    My condolences to my dear friends, Mia and Anna and all of Joanna’s loved ones.

  3. Denise Sorese
    June 15th, 2022 | 10:39 am

    You will be missed so much. You were the most transparent person I have ever known. For better or worse. My life is so much better because you were in it. You and your girls are my strength and my soul. Thank you with all my heart for all you have given me. Thank you.

  4. Herby Jolimeau
    June 15th, 2022 | 2:35 pm

    Mia, I can’t even imagine what you’re going through with this loss. Losing someone so special can be overwhelming, I am sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. June 16th, 2022 | 6:13 pm

    Mrs Alvarado was my hero! Walked me to kindergarten everyday!, probably being late for her own job! Remember thinking to myself, wow what a strong beautiful woman: had a house, raised three lovely women by herself!!! Gloria, Mia, and especially Anna, all who made the best impressions on me! Am proud to have known all the Alvarado’s. May Joanna be resting in peace knowing she made this world a better place! God Bless

  6. Mary Miller
    June 17th, 2022 | 7:58 am

    Loved your Mom. Remembering the good times going to your house in Dumont. Thoughts and prayers are with all three of you.

  7. Michele Audet
    June 28th, 2022 | 7:44 am

    Mia, Anna, Gloria and Family, My apologies for the late post. I just heard of your mom’s passing. So sorry for your loss. Joanna was my greeting committee when I moved to Roslindale and my joy! She was a trooper and persevered to keep moving and always had a positive attitude and appreciative for all the little joys in life. You ladies were her angels and gave her the best care to remain at home. She treasured each one of you! I loved seeing the joyful little encounters with Joanna and Ms. B. They were the epitome of graceful aging. My condolences to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. RIP my friend and thank you for bringing joy and making this world a welcoming and better place. Her spirit lives on in my heart. Peace Michele

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