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Babione Funeral Home

10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL

OBITUARY

Joan A Masselli

December 30, 1941June 19, 2020
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Joan A. Masselli was born on December 30, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on June 19, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida She was a loving, caring and generous soul and will be greatly missed. Joan is survived by her sons Johnny, Joseph and Sandy and her four grandchildren. She is under the care of Babione Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

Memories

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Johnny Masselli

June 30, 2020

Lori Mangrum

June 29, 2020

My Aunt Joanie was the last surviving member of the fantastic four of my family (My parents and my Aunt Joanie and Uncle Sandy) and the last direct link to my childhood and a much simpler time.
My Mother and Aunt were like sisters and my Father and Uncle were like brothers. As a result my Aunt and Uncle were integral parts of my life. My Aunt treated my sister and I as the daughters she never had. She took us to so many places in the NY/NJ area - Seaside Heights, Long Branch, Great Adventure, New York City and later as adults, Atlantic City. She had a great sense of humor, a giving heart and a smile that would light up a room. Like my father, her brother, she never met a stranger.
When my father and then later, when my mother passed, my Aunt help fill the void when you lose a parent. She told us stories about my father and grandparents, growing up in Brooklyn, about my parents before us kids came along.
She and my cousin would join us for holidays when her health allowed her to travel. She embraced all of us and treated my and sister’s kids as her own grandchildren. She told them the same stories that she had told my sister and I. They loved her and always looked forward to seeing her.
My cousin Johnny dedicated his life to being her caretaker and protector. He misses his Mother dearly, as we all do.
Aunt Joanie until we meet again, May you Rest In Peace and Love.
Love your niece
Lori

Johnny Masselli

June 29, 2020

How I wish I could turn back the clock !

Johnny Masselli

June 29, 2020

Ed & Josephine Weir

June 28, 2020

My first memory of Joan was her coming across the street on the day we moved in to offer me a cup of coffee while I worked in the yard. I also loved sitting with Sandy in front of his house talking politics and baseball, they also allowed us to hide our kids Christmas gifts in their garage. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors.

carol essig

June 28, 2020

Dear Joanie,
Many wonderful family moments come to mind when thinking of time spent with you--Christmas Eves , beach & pool outings in Long Branch & Boca. Even a few casino runs in Vegas , AC & Fla. where you hoped for a Jackpot! You did get a great jackpot in Johnny!
I always saw you treat friends like family, You will forever be in my thoughts. Love, Cousin Carol

Anne Ciaburri

June 27, 2020

Dearest Cousin. Remembering the good times, Avenue M in Brooklyn, Steeplechase Pool, summers at Martelli's in the Catskills, and parties at Long Branch. All good times, good food and plenty of love. You will never be forgotten. Missing you so much.
Love, Anne

Marianne Alvino

June 27, 2020

Dear Joanie, I’m so going to miss you and the happy times we spent together in Boca. I always looked forward to the dinners we enjoyed with you and John. Remembering the evenings of laughter that you and Sandy, Ann and Joe, and me and Joe enjoyed. You are and we’re a wonderful and happy woman and part of my life that I’ll so miss. God bless you and be happy in the palm of His hand. You had a great gift from God in John. Anyone would love a caring and dedicated son like him. Until we meet again, know I love and will miss you🙏🏼🙏🏼

Ann & Joe Raniolo

June 26, 2020

For over 60 years, from the Bronx, Brooklyn,
Old Bridge and Boca, we have been so blessed to share our life and our friendship with the Massellis.

We will always remember “Comara Joanie” with her warm, loving and welcoming smile..... always there for family, friends and neighbors.

We were young together and grew old together with so many happy and irreplaceable memories which we will forever treasure.

Be in peace, dearest friend, with Sandy, your parents, and Joe and Roe in Heaven.

Our love to Johnny with much admiration for being such a devoted, caring and loving son to his Mom and Dad. God bless you always!

Our love, Joe, Ann and Family

Meghan Mangrum

June 26, 2020

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from when Aunt Joanie and Uncle Sandy would visit Florida!

Though they weren't officially my grandparents, I treasured them both like they were. I always enjoyed the way Grandpa and Grandma (Joe and Roe) would light up when they visited and loved hearing them talk about growing up "up North", telling stories about casino jackpots and laughing into the night.

As I've gotten older and lost my grandmother, I loved talking to Aunt Joanie. I can still hear how she'd loudly say "Meghaaaaan!" on the phone. I always knew when my mom, Lori, was talking to Aunt Joanie on the phone because suddenly Lori's buried-Jersey accent would start slipping out. Aunt Joanie was such a foundational part of my childhood and our family. I know how much my mom and my Aunt Dina treasured her.

I'm so sorry for your loss, Johnny, and my thoughts are with the whole family. I am grateful that she's reunited with some of her favorite partners-in-crime though — Uncle Sandy, Joe and Roe, and is at peace.

Love always,
Meghan

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