Joanne Nastro, 63, interior designer, former Ridgefielder

Joanne Nastro, 63, of Danbury, formerly of Greenwich and Ridgefield, wife of Frank S. Nastro, died on Monday, December 23, 2013 at her home.

Mrs. Nastro was born in Port Chester, NY, March 23, 1950, daughter of Rocco Vito and Ida Michelina (Giannotti) Bellfatto.  Raised in Port Chester, Mrs. Nastro graduated from Port Chester schools and attended Iona College.

She was a former interior designer with the U.S. Tobacco Corporation at their former Greenwich location.

A resident of the area for the past twenty years, Mrs. Nastro enjoyed gardening and travel.

In addition to her husband, Frank Nastro of twenty-eight years, Mrs. Nastro is survived by a son, John Paul Thygerson, his wife, Lisa and their daughter, Alexandra of Stratford; three daughters, Cori Nastro and her son, Evan of Dallas, TX, Kimberly Nastro of New York. NY and Francesca Nastro of Ridgefield, CT; a brother, Salvatore “Teddy” Bellfatto of Danbury; a sister, Sandra Pears of Bradenton, Florida; father in law, Sal Nastro and his wife, Stephanie of Darien; a niece, Veronica “Ronnie” Casturani and two nephews, Angelo Michael Bellfatto and James Pears.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nastro was predeceased by her step-father. George “Mike” Mikuls, and sister in law, Valentina Bellfatto.

Fuuneral services will take place on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11 am in the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, 103 Main St., Ridgefield, CT.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Contributions to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT 06810 would be appreciated.