Joann Plickys died peacefully, Tuesday morning, February 26, 2019. She was 82. Joann was born to Bernard and Mildred (Simonavicius) Russlan on May 26, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA. Joann is survived by her children Jeanene Neff and husband Rod, son Michael Plickys and wife Donna, son Mark Plickys and wife Kristine; ‘JoJo’s’ grandchildren Katelyn, Kyle, Jonathan, Ryan, Emma and Colin; and her sister Phyllis Poleski and husband Richard. Joann was predeceased by her husband Robert and sister Bernice.Joann led a full and active life. After marriage, Joann and Robert relocated to CT. Once her children were school-aged Joann began working for the Town of Ellington. First in the Building Department and then in the Tax Collectors Office. Joann then went to work for the Law Office of Ford, Oberg, Manion & Houck, P.C. in Vernon. Joann always wanted to further her education, so she enrolled and received her Associates Degree from Asnuntuck Community College. Joann loved to travel, visiting many locations in Europe and across the US. She enjoyed art, time with her family, grandchildren, friends, and her ‘ladies lunches’. She always had a warm smile and will be missed by all. A special thank you to the staff at The Residence at South Windsor Farms for the wonderful care and comfort provided to JoJo. Services will be at the convenience of the family. In memory of Joann please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association; https://www.alz.org/ct. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.
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