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Joan (Naccarato) Anastasio

Joan (Naccarato) Anastasio, age, 72, of Canton, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at her home. There will be no funeral services or calling hours per her request. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Gina Cona and her husband, Frank and Diane Olsen and her husband, David, both of North Carolina and a sister, Francine Naccarato of Ogdensburg, NY. Other survivors include her five grandchildren; A.J. and Alexandra Cona, Emma, Ben and Sophie Olsen. Additionally, Joan will be missed by many cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Rose and Peter Naccarato.

Ms. Anastasio was born on March 6, 1947, and grew up in Bayside, Queens, NY. Her marriage to Carmine Anastasio in 1965 ended in divorce. Joan spent most of her adult life on the South Shore of Long Island, always wanting to be near the ocean, beach and sun which she loved.

In August of 1999, she was hit by a car on Sunrise Highway which resulted in life threatening injuries. After several years of difficult rehabilitation she was able to live independently. Then in 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed her home and she lost everything and moved to Canton, NY.

Joan studied cosmetology at the NY Beauty Institute where she earned her beautician’s license. She worked for many years at the Villa Monaco in West Islip as both hostess and waitress.

Being at the beach was Joan’s favorite activity, but she also was an avid cyclist. She completed the bike race encompassing all five boroughs of New York City.

Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to Church and Community, 7 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 and the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, P.O. Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

13 Condolences

  • Amanda St. Marie Posted April 20, 2019 2:48 PM

    Joan will be missed by many of her neighbors and our staff. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Fran Naccarato Posted April 30, 2019 4:40 PM

      Thank you Amanda. I will miss her very much as she’s been a big part of my life since 2012!

  • Becky Swinney Apt. 3C Red Building Posted April 22, 2019 3:20 PM

    You will be missed Joanie.

  • Bill and Mary Herzog Posted April 30, 2019 1:21 PM

    So sorry For your loss Fran. May she Rest In Peace.

    • Fran Naccarato Posted April 30, 2019 4:42 PM

      Thank you Becky. I will miss her very much.
      I called her Joanie, or Joanie Baloney!

    • Fran Posted April 30, 2019 4:45 PM

      Thank you both so much. I will miss her very much as she’s been a huge part of my life since 2012!

  • Kathy Posted May 1, 2019 6:00 AM

    Fran so sorry to read about Joanie’s passing. I remember you talking about your sister on our walks.May the angels guide her to paradise.

    • Francine naccarato Posted May 3, 2019 9:00 AM

      Thank you so much Kathy. As you can imagine, I will miss her very much. And you-just saw that your brother passed away. . I didn’t know he had leukemia; I’m assuming that caused his death. I am so sorry. I guess I know exactly how you feel.

  • Joseph N. and Lois G. Muzio Posted May 2, 2019 10:29 AM

    Cousin Joan was a special person. She wrote poetry, prayed for others, sent notes to my wife Lois and me, and chatted on the phone with us on a regular basis. Joan also had a keen sense of humor. Her life had several disappointments, yet she never let them cause her to blame others or to complain or whine. There’s never a good time to die. Thank you cousin Francine Naccarato for your patience and kindness to your sister. You’d promised your mother you would take care of Joan, and you never wavered in this commitment and love to Joan.

    • Francine Naccarato Posted May 3, 2019 9:04 AM

      Thank you Joseph and Lois. I completely forgot about Joan’s poetry and music. She did have talents that others rarely saw. Yes, my promise to my mother has been fulfilled, but at what cost?

  • Debbie St.Germain Posted May 2, 2019 4:30 PM

    It will not be the same without seeing you around the high rise and your sweet smile. What an accomplished . life. God bless you Joan

    • Francine Naccarato Posted May 3, 2019 9:05 AM

      Thank you Debbie. I will miss her smile too, but I’ll miss her more! Love, fran

  • Penny Sharrow Posted May 4, 2019 2:54 AM

    Fran –

    So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s never easy to say good bye to your sibling , I understand. They are at peace and under the watchful care of our parents is a comforting thought I embrace. May all your happy memories keep her tucked in your heart. Your family is in my prayers.


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