Obituaries

Joanne Gedaminsky

February 25th, 2021

Joanne Gedaminsky (Dravinskas), age 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born on April 13, 1934, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Dravinskas. Joanne was raised and educated in South Boston and a graduate of South Boston High School.

In October of 1959, Joanne married her “sweetheart” Peter Gedaminsky; the couple moved to their home on Fairmeadow Road in Wilmington and were welcomed into a wonderful neighborhood where they raised their family. Joanne was very devoted to her family and enjoyed all the fun and memorable times they shared throughout the years. Joanne was a great hostess for her family and friends; she had countless family gatherings, holiday celebrations and pool parties; she enjoyed watching everyone have fun. Joanne’s role as “Grandma Joanne” was not one she took lightly; she adored her grandchildren, looked forward to spending time with them and had a special place in her heart that only they could fill.

In her spare time, Joanne, enjoyed reading, trips to Foxwoods with her friends and her Friday night dinners with her neighbors and friends; such fun times were had by all.

Prior to retiring, Joanne, worked in the Accounts Payable Department at Compugraphic in Wilmington for many years where she made many long-time friends. Joanne also was a receptionist at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for several years. Joanne was a natural when it came to working with the patients and their families; her kind demeanor, helpful and pleasant personality always put them at ease.

Joanne will be fondly remembered as a special lady; she was sweet, kind and caring towards others. Joanne loved her family and friends with all her heart and she will forever be missed.

Joanne was the beloved wife of the late Peter Gedaminsky, devoted mother of Irene Benson & her husband Eric of Tewksbury, William Gedaminsky of Litchfield, NH, Jeanne Magee & her husband Jim of Wilmington and Thomas Gedaminsky & his wife Janice of Marlborough. Loving “Grandma Joanne” of Katelyn & Sarah Benson, Patrick & Alex Gedaminsky, Kayla & Jim Magee and Andrew Gedaminsky. Cherished daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Budrunas) Dravinskas, dear sister of the late Genevieve Dravinskas, Valeria “Lou” Lescinskas, Sally Cournoyer and Peter Dravinskas. Joanne is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, February 27th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Joanne Gedaminsky”

  1. Cheryl Hinton says:

    Tom my condolences to you and your family. Lifting you all up in pray during this time.

  2. Dale Gardner says:

    Hi my name is Dale, I am a Sever at Heatherwood and I would just like to say how sorry I am for your loss. Joanne was a very special lady. I loved going to work and greeting and serving her. May her soul Rest In Peace.

  3. Kathleen Brothers says:

    It was my pleasure to work with Joanne at Compugraphic for many years. Not in the same department but my job brought me into Joanne’s department at least once a week. She was a lovely woman. Also we would see each other at St. Dorothy’s often and I would see her at the reception desk at the hospital. May you rest in peace, Joanne. You surely will be missed.

  4. rochelle ann gorcheck says:

    Tom and Family,
    My sincerest condolences. I will not be able to attend the service but my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  5. Mark Diamond says:

    To the Entire Gedaminsky Family,

    Please accept our deepest Sympathies. Joanne was an exceptional person. For 30 Plus Years of conversations and parties and meals. She loved everyone she came in contact with. She was always concerned and asked how everyone was doing.
    Our endless talks will be missed and cherished for the rest of our lives. May Joanne continue to live in EVERYONE’S HEART. We miss her already!!

    Mark Diamond and Stacey Whiteman And Families

  6. Eden Mancini says:

    Condolences on your loss. I hope your memories bring you comfort and happiness.

  7. Paul Davey says:

    The old Fairmeadow Road neighborhood has lost another warm and friendly parent.
    Lot of good memories to cherish from the old days.
    Irene, Billy, Jeanne & Tommy my condolences to all of you.
    Paul

  8. Kathi Quinn Powers says:

    Irene, Billy, Jeannie and Tommy, I am devastated to hear this news. Your mom was a cherished neighbor and friend. She and my mom were best friends. I have SO many fond memories of her. I last spoke with her just before Christmas. Please know I am thinking of you all. ????

  9. Joanne LaLiberte says:

    Jeanne, Irene, Tommy and Billy,
    Sorry to hear about your mom, she was always kind and put up with all of our shenanigans in the neighborhood; cherry bomb fights, hide and seek, seances pool parties, etc… good times, great memories! May she Rest In Peace. Maybe there is a great card game going on up there! xoxo
    Fondly, Joanne and Mark LaLiberte

  10. Lori Marvin says:

    Irene, Bill, Tom and Jeanne, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom!
    She was a happy, fun-loving and kind soul…and she and your Dad were the perfect couple. I have fond memories of the get-togethers in Wilmington and I’m glad I got to chat with her on the phone a few months back. Loved hearing her laugh! All of you take care. xo Lori (and Bill)

  11. Steve Casper says:

    A wonderful person, our aunt. A beautiful smile and a kind heart. She enjoyed bringing people together, especially her family. One always felt love and compassion in her presence. Many great memories of family events all together. Our sincere condolences to Billy, Irene, Jeanne, and Tommy.

  12. Maureen Quinn says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.Your family was so much a part of my growing up. It was nice having lunch with your Mom the last few years. Sending hugs to you all. Mrs G will be greatly missed.

  13. Michael Harrington says:

    Fair Meadow Road has sadly lost another of its “Greatest Generation”. May your family be comforted by the many warm memories of your dear Mother. God Bless.

  14. Lucia Carlson says:

    My deepest condolences Irene, to you and your family. I will always remember your mom fondly as a sweet person with a beautiful smile for everyone.

  15. Linda and Grant Donahoe says:

    Deepest sympathies to all the family. Your Mom was always so welcoming and never at a loss for something to talk about. She raised a great group of kids. Her smile and kindness will be missed.

  16. Peter Davey says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Irene,Billy,Jeanne and Tommy. Your mom was always so kind and pleasant. I remember conversations during my Fairmeadow rd. paper route and also during card nights at our house. She will be missed and may she Rest In Peace.

  17. Betsy Peabody says:

    Dear Irene, Billy, Jeanne and Tommy…….my deepest condolences to you all. Your mother was a wonderful neighbor who, along with your father, created a welcoming place for all of the Fairmeadow Road cast of characters!! My mother and Keith are thinking of you as well. Take good care.

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