OAKVILLE – Mrs. JoAnn A. (Laganga) Atwood, 53, of Oakville, passed away, Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Steven Atwood.

JoAnn was born in Torrington, February 9, 1966, daughter of Madeline (Marino) Laganga of Barkhamsted and the late Michael Laganga. She raised in the Torrington/Litchfield area and was a graduate of Litchfield High School. She worked as a CNA at area convalescent homes and for home-health agencies for many years. A loving and caring woman, she cherished time spent with her family and friends and had a big heart. Her sudden passing has left a void in the lives of all who loved her.

Besides her mother and husband of 20 years, JoAnn leaves her daughter, Madeline Atwood of Oakville; her stepson, Nicholas Atwood of Oakville; her stepdaughter, Stephanie Atwood of Oakville; two sisters, Veronica Brennan and her husband Thomas, of New Hartland, and Rose Laganga of Barkhamsted.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South Street, Litchfield. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours Monday 5-7 p.m., at the Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown. Memorial contributions can be made to Joann’s GoFundMe page which can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-services-for-joann-atwood?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR2CRVPeGXOb-nCfO39SfVgtXq5qO7aOAmg4CGdAggHhiAeyyVkULX3vdCg