portrait picture for Joan P. Ancker

Wake: Tue. March 7th  4PM to8PM

Funeral: Wed. March 8th 10AM St. Philip Church, Norwalk.

Joan P. Ancker

Joan P. Ancker, 69, of Norwalk, wife of Laurence J. (Larry) Ancker died Sunday, March 5th at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in New York City, daughter of the late Frederick and Ellen Gilroy Farrow she had been a long time Norwalk resident.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Corrie Belardinelli and her husband Barry and Kevin Ancker and his wife Kristina; four grandchildren, Barry Belardinelli, III, Michael Belardinelli, Krista Ancker and Kameron Ancker, a sister,Donna Pesce,and her husband Rich, a sister-in-law, Donna Farrow  several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Princess. She was predeceased by a brother John Farrow.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 8th, at 10:00 AM in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, March 7th, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center,c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856.


  1. RIP Joan, Tonetta Lake was a great place to come of age and I am glad you were part of that wonderful period of the 60 ts, so many great memories, you will be missed.

    March 6, 2017
    Tonetta Lake kid -
  • Kevin and Family, Our heart breaks for you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    March 6, 2017
    The Masone's -
  • Praying that you are held gently and comforted by God. Joanie is with Uncle Fred and Aunt Ellen and her beloved brother, Jackie – and all the Gilroys and Farrows who went on ahead. And they are all having one huge party to welcome her.

    With much love, Mary Ellen

    March 6, 2017
    Mary Ellen T. Gilroy -
  • Dearest Joan, you were my best friend and will always be my best friend. I know when my time comes,you will be there to welcome me with open arms and we will continue our journey together.

    March 7, 2017
    Better zeoli -
  • Larry, Corrie and Kevin,

    Joan was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I loved so much! You guys are the best childhood memories, I have. Sherwood Island every Thursday!!! Pork chops!!! The pool, baby sitting, riding bikes, Hilton Head Island. I love you all so much!!!!

    March 7, 2017
    Denise Denny Hall -
  • Larry and family, I am so sorry for all of you upon Joan’s death. I know it was a long battle for her and all of you. She now will get the just reward for her battle. God bless Joan and all of you. AJ

    March 7, 2017
    AJ Barr -
  • Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the most trying experiences we encounter in our lives. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Carl DeVoe

    March 7, 2017
    Carl DeVoe -
  • Dear Larry , My deepest condolences I know how much she will be missed . Dear Joanie we had a ball growing up at Tonetta Lake I have the best memories so thank you for that ? Rest in peace and God be with you .

    March 8, 2017
    Irene Nekola Lyden -
  • Laurence, may your memories of Joan_help comfort your emotions at this arduous time,
    my sympathy and prayers with due compassion for you and your families, _ God rest her soul_✞

    March 10, 2017
  • Dear Larry,
    So very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
    Dave & Holly Williams
    (Friends of Donna & Jack)

    March 25, 2017
    Holly Williams -
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