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Joan D. (Hayes) Zampitella

May 6, 1931 — April 12, 2021

Joan D. (Hayes) Zampitella, a resident of Windsor Place in Wilmington, a former longtime Waltham resident, died Monday, April 12, 2021 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 89.

Joan was born in Cambridge on May 6, 1931 a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Gillen) Hayes. Joan lived most of her life in Waltham before moving to Windsor Place in Wilmington in 2016.

In her earlier years she had worked in the office at the former Little, Brown & Company.

Her love was for her family and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a talented knitter and most of her life spent many vacations on Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod.

She leaves her children, Christine A. Zampitella Pisano of Waltham and Julie M. Zampitella Eaton (Stephen) of Wilmington; her grandchildren, Tracey Pisano (Mike Cali), Heather Segaloff (Jeff), Jeffrey Pisano, Dayna Martin (Matt), Mickayla McMillan and the late Scott 'Scoots' Pisano; great-grandmother of Jacob, Samuel, Ella, Maggie, Lillian, Charlotte, Joseph, Nicholas, Robert, Vivian and Aubrey; her siblings, James Hayes (Patricia) of Hampton, New Hampshire, Albert 'Rusty' Hayes (Wes Elliot) of Ogunquit, Maine, Richard Hayes (Nancy) of Stow, Genesta Catton of Tyngsboro, Margaret 'Peggy' Trumbour and Rose Browning, both of Maynard and the late Robert Hayes and Barbara Dudek; nieces & nephews. She was the wife of the late Michael A. Zampitella.

Funeral services will be private.

To view Joan's Funeral Service please visit at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23rd at 10 a.m.

A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in some places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.

Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.
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