Funeral services have been held for Joan Carole Maciaszek, 41. She passed away Oct. 6 at the Jersey City Medical Center with her parents by her side. Joanie was the first born child of Richard and Joan Maciaszek. She was a lifelong Jersey City resident and received her formal education in the Jersey City public school system. ‘Chachi,’ as she was known to her family, was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry as well. She was an ardent fan of Guns n’ Roses, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. She loved to laugh and she loved life. Joanie leaves behind to cherish her memories her son, Shane Michael Maciaszek; her siblings, Heather Mary Marione, Richard John Maciaszek, and Jason Joseph Maciaszek Sr; her parents, Richard and Joan Maciaszek, as well as a host of relatives and friends. Services arranged by the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.