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Joanna Violette
April 25, 2024


Joanna C. [Lazowski] Violette, 80, of Lawrence, Massachusetts passed away on April 25, 2024, of critical medical issues, a cross she suffered and endured through most of her adult life with courage by the grace of God. Joanna was born to Polish parents, Anthony Lazowski and Hedwig Tekieniewska of Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 11, 1943. Joanna was a schoolteacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Methuen MA. In 1977, she married James J. Violette, a teacher at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover MA. Joanna was a joyful and giving person who loved traveling in her younger adult years. She especially enjoyed traveling on road trips to visit family. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her husband. She had a degree in language arts. She enjoyed painting. She is survived by her husband, James Violette of Lawrence. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thaddeaus (Ted), Edward (Ed), Anthony F. (Antek) Lazowski and her sisters, Teresa Gorski and Maryanna Nikodem. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joanna is and always will be the love of her husband Jame’s life – she was a precious gift from God. Please pray for Joanna, that by God’s loving mercy she now resides with God in a better place without pain and with eternal happiness.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:00 am at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edgar J. Racicot Inc. Funeral Home, 1400 Broadway rd., Dracut. Online condolences may be shared at

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1400 Broadway Road
Dracut, MA 01826