PORTLAND – Joan Pappalardo passed away on Sept. 10, 2023, at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by many of her family members.

Joan was born at home in Teaneck, N.J. on Jan. 23, 1929. She was the youngest of two daughters. Her sister Gloria predeceased Joan.

Joan attended Teaneck High School and was very active in sports and clubs throughout her school years. She remained passionate about sports her entire life following the “careers” of all her kids, grandkids, and great granddaughter Sophia. She followed the Little League World Series, College basketball, and much to the chagrin of some family members the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Joan and her husband Joe were eventually inducted into the St Joseph’s College Athletic Hall of fame in recognition of their support for the school and its student athletes.

A few years after high school Joan met her future husband Joe on a blind date and the rest, as they say, was history. They raised four sons in the town of Paramus. The house was always open to a rotating cast of additional characters as friends of all of us gravitated to the good feeling the house offered.

Following several of her sons, Joan and Joe moved to Raymond, Maine almost 40 years ago where they purchased a home on Thomas Pond. They loved life on the lake and the home saw endless gatherings of all kinds with friends and family included.

Joan was active in her community while living in Raymond. She loved her library and volunteered there for a good number of years. She was very involved at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine working with the kids in arts and crafts and where ever else she was needed. After many years of service, Camp Sunshine recognized Joan and Joe’s efforts by naming a building on Campus after them.

After Joe’s passing in 2015, Joan remained active in the lives of all of her extended family often visiting each of our homes as she could.

Joan is survived by her son Dave and his wife Janis, her son Gary and his wife Brenda, her son Jeff and his partner Julie and by her son Bob. Grammie also leaves behind grandkids, Erica and her husband Chris, Joseph and his wife Ai, Salvatore, Francesco, Marlo, Athena, Marina, Amelia, Nicco, Ashley, Michael, Tyler, and Kelsie. Great grandkids Sophia, Autumn, Gavin, Gwen, Sakura, and Enzo were dearly loved as well.

Joan-Gram-Grammie was loved by all and will be missed by many. As per her request there will be no service. Her ashes will be interned at the V.A. cemetery in Springvale, Maine alongside Joe.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road in Casco. http://www.hallfuneralhome.net.

Anyone wishing to

honor Joan can make a donation in her name to:

Camp Sunshine

35 Acadia Rd.

Casco, ME 04015

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