Joan M. Lanzillo

February 4th, 2021

Joan M. Lanzillo (Darling), age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born on March 29, 1938; she was the dear daughter of the late Alden and Laura (Thomas) Darling.

Joan was the beloved wife of the late Wayne P. Lanzillo, Sr., devoted mother of the late Paul Lanzillo, Jr. and his wife Mary Lanzillo of Tyngsboro, Karen Silva of Wilmington, Peter Lanzillo and his wife Bernadette of Pelham, NH, Mark Lanzillo and his wife Joanne of Pelham, NH and Robert Lanzillo and his wife Jackie of Hookset, NH. She was the loving “Nana” of John Paul, David, Emily, Zach, Joey, Shane, Michael, Tyler, Christopher, Robert, Thomas, Mark Jr., Krista and Corey as well as many great-grandchildren. Joan was the dear sister of the late Bill Darling and David Darling. She is further survived by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joan’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Due to the current situation with the pandemic and for everyone’s safety, the Lanzillo family has decided to have a private service at this time.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Joan M. Lanzillo”

  1. Paul Davey says:

    Pete, Karen, Mark & Bobby,
    My condolences to all you guys on the passing of “Joan”. She kept me in line growing up and I have many fond memories from the old neighborhood.
    May she rest in peace and continue to keep an eye on all of us from above.

  2. Pam Cote-MacKenzie says:

    Karen, Pete, Mark & Bobby
    So sorry for your loss. She was a very kind & brave woman. May she rest in peace.
    Our heartfelt sympathies
    Pam & Philip MacKenzie

  3. Lisa M Spinale (Goulet) says:

    Bobby, Karen, Mark, Peter
    Im so very sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Mother. She was one of a kind. Beautiful inside an out.
    I remember meeting her for
    the first time when I had found a hurt bird an didnt know what to do with it. I remember someone telling me to bring it to (Joan) Mrs. Lanzillo, the bird lady (lol). I hit the bell an asked her can you help me please..of course she did. She was just a Beautful person.Your Mom was one of the Special people in my Iife. I feel blessed to have known her. We lost contact over the years, but would always hope to run into her at M.B It always warmed my heart seeing her. She had the best smile. I oved your Mom an family. May she rest in peace.
    She is now your special Angel.
    Again my Deepest Condolences to all of you. Lisa

  4. Debbie Donovan says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. The neighborhood will not be the same without her.
    May she rest in peace.
    Debbie Donovan

  5. Michael L Harrington says:

    Very fond memories of a beautiful woman and a warm, friendly Fair Meadow Road neighbor. Warmest best regards to all the Lanzillos from the Harringtons.

  6. Don Gorski and family says:

    Sorry for your loss. She was a very nice women .My condolences to you all.

  7. Heather Moore says:

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I know that this is an extremely difficult time, and I wish I had words to make it easier. My deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Bryan Davey says:

    Peter, Karen, Mark and Bobby
    Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We should all live to see 82 years. Being a neighborhood paperboy for a number of years, I can remember her always being pleasant, with a nice smile and maintaining a “current” status with her weekly newspaper bill ????. Later on in life, she helped me to choose an ideal honeymoon destination, which in itself bring back a whole other set of memories ????????. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families during these difficult times.

  9. Dan Hurley and Family says:

    Saw Karen in Market Basket and asked how her Mother was doing? She told me the sad news. Sorry for your loss, from the Hurley’s up the other end of Fairmeadow Rd.

  10. Barbara Maglio (Donovan) says:

    Dear Karen, Peter, Mark and Bobby,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother’s passing. I have many fond memories of her as well as the entire Lanzillo family. You were all blessed to have such a loving and dedicated Mother and I know you will all cherish every moment and memory that you had with her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    All my best,

  11. Nancy Fudge says:

    Pete, Karen, Mark & Bobby,
    My condolences to all of you on the passing of your mom. She was truly a beautiful lady inside and out. Every time I saw her she always had a smile on her face. My deepest condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Marie ( Woodland) Thompson says:

    I’m sorry to see the passing of your Mom. Worked with her many years ago . She was always smiling. She became friends with my mom also, always so nice to me. She was someone that always made you feel welcomed and happy to see you no matter how long it had been since the last visit …..condolences to the family

  13. Joanne LaLiberte says:

    Mark, Karen, Peter, Bobby,
    So sorry to hear this news. Your mom always had a great smile! Nothing but fond memories from the neighborhood! Thinking of you all and hoping you can celebrate her life in your own special way. I’m sure she was proud of all those kids!
    Fondly, Mark and Joanne

  14. Lou Perry Jr (Chip) says:

    Karen, Peter, Mark and Bobby.

    I just heard the news. It is sad to hear the loss of another one of the original Fairmeadow Rd neighbors. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in and your Mom was one of those kind and friendly people that made it so.

    Condolences to your whole extended family


  15. Gina DeLucia says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady.

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