JoAnne 'Toby' Travaglini, 61, daughter of 'Squash'

JoAnne “Toby” Travaglini, of Golden’s Bridge, New York, died on June 28, 2013 at her retirement home in Little River, South Carolina.

Born August 31, 1951, daughter of the late Aldo “Squash” Travaglini, longtime owner of Main Street’s Ridgefield News Store, and the late Catherine (Flood) Travaglini, Toby is survived by her two brothers, Peter and Mark Travaglini, sister, Margaret Anne LeMoigne and their spouses.She is also survived by her three nieces, two nephews and two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews, all of whom remember that their Aunt Toby loved them “too, too much.” Toby also leaves behind her beloved dog, Hogan, to enjoy life in South Carolina with his canine cousins.

All who knew her remember Toby as a loving, free-spirited, thoughtful person. She fulfilled all her life roles – caregiver, teacher, friend and family member – with immense heart and dedication. She cherished good times spent with family and friends both locally and at the family cottage, “The Haven,” in North Truro on Cape Cod.  Toby’s beautiful smile and profoundly good soul will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Cousin Charlie Flood, and lifelong best friends, Marian Falzarano and Maureen Lundgren and their families for taking care of Toby throughout her difficult illness. Words alone will never fully express our gratitude.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption in Katonah, New York on August 10, 2013 at 10 am. The mass will be led by Toby’s spiritual confidant, Fr. Paul Waddell, in keeping with her wishes.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Toby’s name may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.