RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - JoAnne "Toby" Travaglini, a daughter of the longtime owner of Main Street’s Ridgefield News Store, died June 28 after a long illness in her home in Little River, S.C. She was 62.
She was born Aug. 31, 1951, to Aldo “Squash” Travaglini, longtime owner of Main Street’s Ridgefield News Store, and Catherine Flood Travaglini. She was also a resident of Goldens Bridge, N.Y.
All who knew her remember Toby as a loving, free-spirited, thoughtful person. She fulfilled all her life roles – caregiver, teacher, friend and family member – with immense heart and dedication. She cherished good times spent with family and friends, both locally and at the family cottage, “The Haven,” in North Truro on Cape Cod. Toby’s beautiful smile and profoundly good soul will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her two brothers, Peter and Mark Travaglini, her sister, Margaret Anne LeMoigne, and their spouses.
She is also survived by three nieces, two nephews, two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews, all of whom remember that their Aunt Toby loved them “too, too much.” Travaglini also leaves behind her beloved dog, Hogan, to enjoy life in South Carolina with his canine cousins.
The family would like to thank cousin Charlie Flood and lifelong best friends Marian Falzarano and Maureen Lundgren and their families for taking care of her throughout her difficult illness.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at St. Mary of the Assumption in Katonah, N.Y. The Mass will be celebrated by her spiritual confidant, the Rev. Paul Waddell. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Somers, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements were handled by Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home, 288 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, N.Y.