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Joanne Skurat

November 29, 1954 — March 11, 2024

Southington, CT

Joanne Skurat

Joanne Skurat, 69, of Southington, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 11, 2024 at Apple Rehab in Plainville. 

Joanne was born on November 29, 1954 in Ansonia, CT to the late Michael D. and Joanne V. (Brennan) Skurat and had been a longtime Southington resident.

Joanne worked as a paraprofessional at DePaolo Middle School for many years. She enjoyed baking cookies and cooking around the holidays for family and friends. Joanne loved her family and was thankful for the opportunity to raise her granddaughters as if they were her own daughters. 

She is survived by her two cherished granddaughters, Brianna and Jocelyn Skurat, her son, Christopher Mills and grandchildren, Juliet and Jacob Sumner.  In addition to her parents, Joanne was predeceased by her beloved son, Scott Mills.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society ( 

A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 15, 2024 at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. There are no calling hours. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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