Joanne Kneiss

Joanne Kneiss

Saturday, April 26th, 1947 Friday, August 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Joanne Kneiss (Dippel)

Joanne (Dippel) Kneiss, 72, of Enfield, beloved wife of 53 years to Albert Kneiss, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late of Joseph F. and Mary Anna (Guzie) Dippel, 80, she was born in Evansville, IN on April 26, 1947. She later moved to Enfield where she lived for over 65 years. Joanne was a member of one of the last graduating classes of Our Lady of Angels Academy. While raising her family, she taught ceramics in her home. Joanne later attended college and had a long career in Information Technology in the insurance industry and later for the town of Enfield. Outside of work, Joanne enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. She was an active member of the Enfield Garden Club, the Inland Wetlands Commission, and the Berkshire Botanical Gardens. She was a faithful communicant of Holy Family Church.
Joanne is survived by her children, Colene Ceniglio of Enfield, Brenda Lumbert and her husband Butch of Enfield, and Wendy Lockner and her husband Paul of MI; her grandchildren, Kyle and Madison Lumbert, Megan, Caitlin, and Samantha Ceniglio, and Lucas, Charlotte, Maria, and Isabella Lockner; her brother, Joseph Dippel and his wife Mary of MA, her sisters, Marian Dippel of Enfield, Chris Monroe and her husband Scott of ME, and Kathy Noyes and her husband Ralph of Columbia; her brother-in-law, Tom Blazinski of TN, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Elaine Blazinski.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Joanne’s life will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd, Enfield. Please meet at the church. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to LifeChoice Donor Services, Attn: Caitlyn Bernabucci, 340 W Newberry Rd A, Bloomfield, CT 06002. For online condolences, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Holy Family Church
    23 Simon Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    Please meet at the church
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 |
    St. Bernard Cemetery, Enfield
    Address Not Available
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

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The Blakes sent flowers to the family of Joanne Kneiss (Dippel).
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Linda Wojtach

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your old friends on White Oak Road !
Comment | Posted at 05:11pm via Condolence

Jeannie Newman

Joanne was a gentle force for beauty. Her spirit lives on in the gardens she tended, at her home and around Enfield.
Comment | Posted at 04:58pm via Condolence

Joanne Bannigan

I am so sorry for your loss and extend my sympathy to you and your family. Her obituary was a lovely tribute to her and now I understand where you get your talent for gardening. With deepest condolences.
Joanne Bannigan
Comment | Posted at 09:29am via Condolence

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Lynn Marie clinger

Al & family. I am so sorry for your loss. You all have so many memories of all you have done together throughout the years. She loved her daughters & grandchildren ! I will always remember al bringing in gin flowers to me every week from moms garden. She was always smiling in her flower garden. God Bless you all during this time. Lynn Clinger
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