Joanne Docherty, 71, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Arden House, Hamden. Joanne  was born in New Haven on May 9, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Margaret Fappiano Carbone. Sister of Nicholas (Kathleene) Coppola and Alberta (Randy) Grant. Sister-in-law of Sally Tourangeau. Also survived by her best friend and legal guardian Kathleen Orth and several nieces and nephew. Predeceased by a brother William Tourangeau and a sister Lucille Hoffstadt.       

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  There will be no visiting hours.