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1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
ANASTASIA, Jo-Anne 76, a longtime Newton resident, went to her eternal rest on June 6, 2018. Following a brave battle against cancer, she passed away peacefully at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1942 in New Haven, CT, the daughter of the late Mary L. and Biagio A. Anastasio of Hamden, CT. She was preceded in death by her brother Blaise. She is survived by her son Ion Sokhos, her grandson Jack Sokhos Drude of Newton, and her brother Michael and sister-in-law Jaye Anastasio of Spotsylvania, VA. With a nursing career spanning 4 decades, culminating at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Jo-Anne dedicated her time to helping those around her. She loved her family and friends, and cherished the times she spent cooking meals, traveling, or just simply talking with loved ones. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton on Saturday June 16th at 10:30 a.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Arr. by Magni FH, Newton.

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Published in The Boston Globe on June 13, 2018
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