Joan Wiatrak Mungiguerra, 75, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Thursday June 1, 2017 at Smilow Hospital. She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Carl Mungiguerra. Joan was born in New Haven on June 28, 1941 and lived in North Haven for the past 53 years. Daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie Tyska Wiatrak, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Wiatrak, Jr. Joan was employed by the North Haven Board of Education for 19½ years as a Para Professional. Prior to this she worked as Administrative Assistant at Brescome and Barton Inc. She also was a secretary at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Joan was the mother of Karen (Mark Morcaldi) and Janet (Ron Zachey). She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Karli & Joey Morcaldi, Taylor & Ronnie Zachey. She also leaves behind her beloved dog Rocky. Joan loved to cook and entertain at family gatherings which she did on many occasions. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at Smilow Hospital for the loving care they provided to Joan. A special thank you to Dr. Eric Liben for his compassion and care he gave to Joan for many years.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, PO Box 96930, Washington D.C. 20090.