Obituary of JoAnn Howard-Wisniewski
JoAnn Howard-Wisniewski, "Jo Jo" passed away on April 23rd, 2022, in St. Petersburg, FL, surrounded by her family. She was born February 6th, 1956, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She grew up in Bryant Pond, ME. She was a ski instructor and ski patroller as a young adult when she met her first husband, Cameron Howard. They co-owned Howard's Restaurant in Colebrook, NH. JoAnn was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and advocated to bring the snowmobile trail from the Country Club through the town of Colebrook, NH, to help generate more business for the town.
JoAnn met her current husband, Andrew Wisniewski, while discovering a new passion for the medical field. She decided to pursue a career in nursing, graduating from Vermont Technical College with High Honors as a Registered Nurse. She retired from nursing after 20 years due to health concerns. JoAnn was a 15-year member and former officer of Brattleboro Elks Lodge #1499.
Above all else JoAnn found joy from time with family, playing guitar, singing, gardening, and cooking. Her door was always open to her children’s friends and she always kept bellies full and spirits high.
JoAnn will be greatly missed by her husband, Andrew Wisniewski, her two daughters, Jessica and Abigail Howard, her stepson, Matthew Wisniewski, granddaughter Eleanor Wisniewski, her brother Dennis Farrow, and her half-sister, Gayla Pulkinnen.
The family is holding calling hours at Atamaniuk Funeral Home in Brattleboro, VT, on Thursday May 26 from 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held at the Grace Community Evangelical Free Church in Spofford, NH on Friday May 27 at 1 pm. It will be followed by a luncheon at the Brattleboro Elks Lodge.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of JoAnn Howard-Wisniewski, please visit Tribute Store