Krajewski, of Port Richmond, was elected to Council in 1979 and represented Northeast Philly's 6th District for 32 years. She retired in 2011. She was remembered as a straight shooter who never held any punches.
Campellone, Krajewski's friend and president of Father Judge High School - which her three sons attended - called her an "old-school" politician who didn't believe in political correctness.
After the service, Nutter said, "Joan was quite expressive," and although he couldn't recall a specific time when she called him an idiot, he thought it likely happened during his push to ban indoor smoking in Philly. The raspy-voiced former councilwoman was an avid smoker.
Nutter did recall the time he managed to get actor Dennis Farina to call Krajewski, who was a big fan of the late film and TV star. Krajewski hung up the phone. She thought it was a joke. He called her back and when she learned it was actually Farina, she was embarrassed.
"It's those moments between elected officials that you never forget," Nutter said. "There's nobody like her and there won't be anybody like her anytime soon."
Daughter-in-law Michele Krajewski said Joan was tough, but when it came to her grandchildren she was a softy. She took to baby-sitting and visiting their schools to talk about what it was like to be in City Council.
And when Krajewski learned she soon would have a grandchild, she didn't like the idea of being called a grandma, Michele recalled. As it happened, her granddaughter couldn't pronounce grandma anyway, and took to calling her "memom." And Krajewski could live with that.
"Joan, we love you and we will miss you dearly," Michele said, her voice shaking. "Rest with the angels."
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