Joan Marie Lanza Rizzotti, 89, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021 in Eastham, Massachusetts. She was born on January 23, 1932 in New Rochelle, New York. Joan graduated from Albert Leonard High School and attended New Rochelle Hospital School of Nursing where she received her RN. Joan used her nursing skills in a variety of settings; hospital, school and industrial. She met her soulmate, Alfred, and they were married at St. Josephs Church on November 8th, 1953. She was predeceased by her mother, Theresa Lanza. Joan is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Alfred; son, Al (Barbara); daughters, Patricia, Barbara (Steve) and Susan; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew (Lauren), Benjamin, Deanna and Amanda; and all her cherished fur-grandbabies and many cousins. Joan loved her family more than life and spent as much time with them as possible. She was known for her passions; walking the ocean, boating, fishing, clamming, dancing, gardening, tennis, bridge, book club, church choir at St. Joan of Arc, volunteering with St. Vincent DePauls Society and enjoying time with her many friends. She always felt she was in "Heaven on Earth" living on Cape Cod; able to enjoy sunsets, whale and seal watching on the ocean. She was a shining light for all of us and will be missed. Services were previously held with family only, due to Covid-19. For online condolences please visit: www.nickersonfunerals.com
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Published by The Cape Codder from Mar. 5 to Mar. 12, 2021.