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.