Joan Paula (Skaza) Koziol, passed away in her home, on December 9, 2020 at the age of 71. Joan was born on March 26, 1949 in Ware, daughter of the late John P. Skaza, Sr. and Elaine E. (O'Brien) Skaza, she was raised, educated and a life-long resident of Ware. She graduated from Ware High School in 1967. Joan was employed as a housekeeper for Belchertown State School and then transitioned to Monson State Hospital. She retired in 2012 after thirty years of employment for the State of Massachusetts. Joan was a quiet person, she spent much of her time working on puzzles and spending quiet time in the Quabbin. Sadly, Joan's beloved husband, Edward F. Koziol, passed away on October 19, 2015. She is survived by her sisters, Lorraine Jamilowski of West Brookfield, and Linda Miskiewicz of Warren, and her brother, John P. Skaza, Jr. of South Hadley, and nieces and nephews. Per Joan's wishes, cremation will take place in Springfield Cemetery and Crematory in Springfield. There are no other services planned. Cebula Funeral Home of Ware is assisting her family with the final arrangements. For more information and online guest book, please visit: www.cebulafuneralhome.com .
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