I came across this very recently. Joan, her sister Rita and I grew up in the same town and went to both grammar school and high school together. Peace to her - and blessings to her family and friends
I miss Joan so much! She was one of the funniest people I know. Her stories about her childhood in Catholic school were hysterical, and her take on life was unique. She found humor in everything, and faced her own trials and tribulations with such strength, grace, optimism, and of course, humor. Whenever I think of her I smile. Now I picture her holding court in heaven. I am so grateful that Joan was my friend.
I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing.
To my forever ECW Sister - you left us way too soon! I will always remember your genuine smile, your quick sense of humor, and your friendly, giving ways. Thank you for all you did to bless us in this life. Rest in peace, my dear, sweet friend.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joan was a great person to make us laugh! She could make us laugh until we cried uncontrollably.....Joan was absolutely a blessing and gift to those she met...I will miss her at GB where we first met on a New Year's Eve celebration
How I will miss Joan at our neighborhood Book Club. We were members together for 19 years and everyone was always disappointed when Joan couldn't come to a meeting. She was so much fun to be with and always brought an interesting perspective to the discussions. I am fortunate to have known her.