JoAnn Helena Castellino, a resident of Bear Creek Village, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 20, 2023, at the age of 76.
Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Frances (Occhipinti) Seneski.
JoAnn was a graduate of Wyoming High School and Chandler School for Women in Boston, MA. Prior to retirement, she was employed by American Airlines and had worked at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport for many years.
JoAnn was a successful entrepreneur and owned an eclectic clothing and jewelry boutique called Accessorize & More. Her natural passion for fashion and unique sense of style made her a beloved figure in the community.
She was known for her kind heart, big smile, and her beautifully infectious laugh. JoAnn loved to walk around Bear Creek Lake, where she would capture the beauty of nature in her photos. Every sunset’s ‘diamonds’ on the water were a magical experience for her.
JoAnn was a devoted wife to her husband, Atty. Joseph F. Castellino, for 53 years. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Cara Jo Castellino Barrow, and her husband, Matthew, of Philadelphia; her cousins, Dr. Deborah Anzalone and Dr. Angelo Anzalone whom she considered to be her siblings; brother-in-law, Frank Castellino and his wife, Diane, West Wyoming; niece Helena; nephew Peter; stepmother Elenor Seneski, stepbrother David Vernouski and fiancé Paige; niece Jessica; nephew David Jr. and many cousins and friends.
JoAnn was an elegant force and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her memory will be cherished, and her legacy of kindness, warmth, compassion, and service will live on.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, April 28, 2023, from 4pm-7pm in the Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.
A lifelong thespian and performer, JoAnn would appreciate a donation in her name to the Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre https://ltwb.org/donate/, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.