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Joan Gullesh Wahlberg, age 72, of Stratford, beloved wife of Kent Wahlberg, passed away at Bridgeport Hospital with her family by her side on August 6, 2019 due to complications from cancer. She was born on May 6, 1947 in Bridgeport, CT to her parents, George and Mary Halkovic Gullesh. A lifelong resident of Stratford, Joan attended Stratford Public Schools. She married Kent C. Wahlberg on October 17, 1975. Joan was completely devoted to animals, whether outside or inside, especially cats. In her private moments, she had a passion for writing poetry and artistic projects, which also reflected in her gardening. Her generous heart, wealth of selflessness and friendly smile will be sorely missed. In addition to her beloved husband, Kent, Joan is also survived by one sister, Georgia Chonka and husband Robert of Stratford, five brother-in-laws, Daniel Wahlberg of Bridgeport, Curtis Wahlberg and wife Angela of Brookfield, Jay Wahlberg and wife Marlene of Monroe, Lyle Wahlberg and wife Peggy of Bethel, William Wahlberg of Stratford, one sister-in-law, Maura Lee Wahlberg-Burke and husband Kevin of Fairfield and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents George and Mary and her sister-in-law, Rene Grever. A memorial service celebrating Joan’s life will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford, CT. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Cat Coalition Inc. P.O. Box 1374, Stratford, CT, 06615.