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Joann Warner

Published: October 18, 2017

The Newtown Bee

Joann (Pallock) Warner, 72, of Shelton, beloved wife of Barry W. Warner, died unexpectedly October 13. Born April 10, 1945, in Bridgeport, she was a 1963 graduate of Warren Harding High School.

In addition to her husband, her children, Ronald Setkoski and wife Christina of Newtown, Glenn Setkoski of New Haven, Amy Setkoski of Glastonbury, and Lanette Setkoski of Milford; stepchildren, Barry Warner, Jr, of Milford, Michael Warner and wife Renee of Shelton, Christine Warner of Florida, and Shawn Warner and wife Suzanne of Watertown; siblings, Judith Henderson and husband John of Stratford, John Pallock and wife Joan of Monroe, Nancy Gabbard Baker and husband Lamar of Utah; stepsister, Priscilla Schenck of Arkansas; and brother-in-law, Paul Warner and wife Kathleen of Milford survive her. Mrs Warner is also survived by her adoring grandchildren, Jessica and Olivia Setkoski; step-grandchildren, Tiffanie, Joshua, Joseph, Christopher, Nicholas, Autumn, Zachary, and Emma Rose; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Her father, John Pallock; mother, Violet Montifiore; and stepfather, Edward Farren, predeceased her.

Prior to completing her high school education, Mrs Warner proudly obtained her hair dressing/cosmetology license from Leon Institute of Hair Design in Bridgeport. Her interest in learning remained with her throughout her life, and, as a “non-traditional” student in her early 50s, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management, cum laude, from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.

As a young adult, she enjoyed the sights and sounds of Bridgeport’s Seaside Park. Later in life, Mrs Warner indulged her adventurous spirit, embarking on numerous cross-country and regional journeys, along with international travel to Austria, Belgium, the Caribbean, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

A dedicated employee of Bic Corporation for 31 years, Mrs Warner received awards for perfect attendance and was active in her community, volunteering for and donating to numerous charitable organizations. Her many hobbies and pastimes included card nights with family and friends, casino trips, cooking and baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble, assembling puzzles, and bird-watching. She especially enjoyed her pets, including her beloved dog, Teddy, and cats, Pumpkin and Pocono.

Those who knew Mrs Warner will remember her as a loving, generous, compassionate, and dedicated person who will be missed by all.

Relatives and friends may greet the family Friday, October 20, from 4 to 8 pm, at Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street, Milford. A prayer service celebrating Mrs Warner’s life will be conducted at 7:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs Warner’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society at

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