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Joan A. Lucas-Fenn

April 7, 1940 — January 20, 2023


Joan A. Lucas-Fenn

Joan A. Lucas-Fenn, 82, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Summit of Plantsville.

Joan was born on April 7, 1940 in Meriden CT, to the late Kenneth and Mary (Ariale) Lucas and had been a longtime Southington resident.

Joan earned her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University and worked for the State of Connecticut at the Rocky Hill Veterans Home as a social worker for 30 years. After her retirement, Joan stayed very active. She became a licensed hypnotherapist and volunteered for the local Democratic party. She was a very spiritual person and became a Justice of the Peace where she oversaw many weddings. She even ran a marathon! Joan loved Dunkin Donuts coffee and daily trips to the park with her dog, Angelique.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Mary Rossi-Dorau and husband David of Southington, Laura Barrow and Dana of Hampton; 3 sons, Kenneth Rossi and wife Michele of FL, David Rossi and wife Gayle of Southington and John “Jack” Rossi and wife Anna Paula of VA,  6 grandchildren; Dominic, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jesse, Sienna and Brianna and her cherished poodle, Angelique.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to Poodle Rescue Connecticut, PO Box 188, Naugatuck, CT 06770 (

Funeral services for Joan will be celebrated privately. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit

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