Joanne L. Chapman

January 28, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Joanne L. Chapman, 77, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past year and a half, formerly of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Cape Coral. She was born January 28, 1940 in Connellsville, PA to John and Helen Lelesch, now deceased.

Joanne was married to Ed for 53 years. She was a travel agent by trade and owner of her own business for many years in Pembroke Pines Florida. Her greatest accomplishments were being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. It is for this she will never be forgotten.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Ed Chapman of Cape Coral; three loving children, Joanne Lopez of Reno, NV, Pam Washington (Dan) of Cape Coral and Michaele Le Page (Yvan) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; seven grandchildren, Johnnie, Brian, Jennifer, Kristina, Elizabeth, Catherine and Theresa; as well as one great grandson, Luke.

Joanne was preceded in death by two brothers, Bennedict Markel and John Lelesch.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Katharine Drexel, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Joanne L. Chapman are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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