Joan (Joannie) Marie (Pilat) Marcangelo, 73, of North Chelmsford

Joan (Joannie) Marie (Pilat) Marcangelo, 73, of North Chelmsford, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Lahey Hospital, Burlington after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lowell, Ma the daughter of the late Stanley J. and Stacia M. (Olishinski) Pilat, she was educated in the Chelmsford school system and graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1965. She furthered her education earning her RT in Radiology from Lawrence General Hospital and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Rivier College in Nashua.

For many years, she was employed as the X Ray Department Manager at Tewksbury State Hospital from where she retired. While retired from healthcare she kept busy by working at The Butterfly Place in Westford.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and maintained her Registered RN license. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, decorating and homemaking. She was meticulous nothing was good enough.  She was a true friend to her acquaintances always helping them out with their needs.

Joannie  is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Michael Marcangelo of Chelmsford, a brother, Robert Pilat of Chelmsford, a brother in law Steven Marcangelo of Orlando, FL. And two nephews Stevie and Michael Marcangelo.

She was the sister of the late Jan Michael Pilat who passed away in 1958 and the late Carol A. Pilat who passed away in 2018.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Chelmsford. Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are by the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD MA. 978-256-4040. Online guestbook is available at

12 Condolences for Joan (Joannie) Marie (Pilat) Marcangelo, 73, of North Chelmsford

    Pat Jamros

    So sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing.
    Your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May she Rest In Peace.


    Jim & Sandi McCafferty

    I am so sorry to hear Mike. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.


    Megan Stacy

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Joannie was such a special woman. She was always such a ray of sunshine. May she Rest In Peace.


    Linda Bittelari

    It was a joy to have known Joanie. She was charming, straight forward and very funny. She always spoke with such love and affection of her husband. She will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.


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