Joanne L. Karwowski

1956-07-01 - 2021-07-01

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

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Joanne L. Karwowski (nee Fregeau) of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on her 65th birthday, July 1, 2021.  Loving wife to Richard; beloved mother to Allison (Jeffrey) Marsee, Daniel (Mayra Ortiz) Karwowski and Natalie Karwowski.  Beautiful grandmother to Brynn and Kaley.  Cherished sister to David (Bea) Fregeau, Paul Fregeau and Laura (Jimmy) Baro.  Fond aunt to many.  Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Anne (nee Soltis) Fregeau.  Joanne was a co owner of a florist.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Humane Society  or Joliet Area Community Hospice – Light Ways Hospice  

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Thursday, July 8th from 9AM until time of service at 11:30AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Steger, Illinois.   Info: (708) 754-0016



  1. Rita and Paul Amazzalorso on July 2, 2021 at 2:17 pm
    So sorry for your tremendous loss! Joanne was a wonderful person and was always there for anyone in need. She will be truly missed! All our love and deepest sympathies to Rich and the whole family!

  2. Michelle holliday on July 2, 2021 at 2:26 pm
    So very sorry for your loss. Joanne was always such a happy spirit. Sympathy to all of you.

  3. Laura Baro on July 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm
    My dear sister, as it once was said in my last birthday card you gave me, “birthdays are a reminder that life is a gift”. You were and will always be a gift to me. Please make sure you enjoy your time now with Mom and Dad and look down upon us and know we loved you with all our hearts and know you are now at peace. Love you forever. Till we meet again. Laura ❤

  4. Janelle Bagley(Peddycord on July 3, 2021 at 8:12 am
    Ritchie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Joanne was such a nice person and I have so many great memories growing up across the street from you all. Joanne will be missed.
    With Sympathy to all of the family.

  5. Michael Wachel on July 5, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Richard, so sorry to here about Joanne. God Bless her and your family.

  6. Rhonda Campbell-Bragg on July 6, 2021 at 8:20 am
    My deepest condolences to Joanne’s entire family! God bless her soul as she becomes a guardian angel to many. My prayers are with you all.
    Mrs. Rhonda Campbell-Bragg
    Chicago Heights Council
    Vice President
    AFT Local 604

  7. Judy Turano on July 6, 2021 at 8:49 pm
    I loved my time with Joanne, she was kind, giving, funny and had a wicked humor. She came into my life when we first moved in and welcomed us into her family and her world. Our kids were the same age and we just connected. I will always treasure the fun we had and how much I loved you and your generous spirit. I will never meet a wiser woman.

  8. Laura Rebot on July 8, 2021 at 2:26 am
    I met Joanne through our friend Kathleen. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had the biggest simile and a bubbly personality. The love that she had for God, her family and friends shined through. I’m so glad I met you through our friend Kathleen.

  9. Nick Mrdalj on July 8, 2021 at 7:22 am
    So sorry for your loss, your in our prayers.
    Nick & Michelle Mrdalj

  10. Natalie Karwowski on July 9, 2021 at 7:28 pm
    Mom, I can’t believe you are gone ! My heart hurts I miss you so much! A mother’s love is so precious! I will miss you so much. I will forever be your baby! Until we met again. Love your Baby Nat! ❤️

  11. Jessica Gillespie on July 15, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    I am a former coworker to Mayra and I met Joanne when she came into the office to visit with Mayra. She came by to visit a few times, she was always so pleasant and nice. Mayra talked highly of her and mentioned her volunteerism. May her spirit travel well. Our condolences to Mayra, Dan, Rich and the whole family. ❤

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