Joan Helen Johnan

March 23, 1934July 8, 2018

Joan Helen Johnan 84, of Flagler Beach, FL. passed away at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House on July 8, 2018. She was born on March 23, 1934 in Beacon, New York to the late John O’Donnell and Anna Schnetzler. She worked as a Dental Assistant for many years. In 2001 she and her husband moved to the Flagler Beach area from Hyde Park, NY. Her memberships included Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church and a ladies quilting club. Joan enjoyed cooking and quilting but her greatest love was being with her family especially her many beloved grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Anthony Johnan in 2017 and her 4 sisters, Margaret, Alice, Mary and Anna Mae. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Ralph; sons, Michael (Cathy) Johnan of Shokan, NY., Patrick Johnan of Palm Coast; daughters, Kathleen (Dennis) Flynn of Wappingers Falls, NY., Linda (Frederick) Bernstein of Fishkill, NY., Jill (Mario “Rick”) Pisano of Woodstock, GA; brother, John O’Donnell of FishKill, NY; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Donations in her memory may be made to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, July 20, 11am at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church. Interment of her cremains will follow the funeral mass at Flagler Palms Memorial Gardens, Flagler Beach. Friends may visit on Thursday, July 19, from 2:00-5:00PM at the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home. Additional funeral services will be held in New York at a later date. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.


  • Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 20, 2018

Joan Helen Johnan

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Diane Swanekamp

July 19, 2018

John and I send our thoughts and prayers to all the Johnan family. We were so sad to hear of Aunt Joan's passing. I always remember her wonderful smile and the great visits we had with her, Uncle Ralph and the kids. We know she is at peace and in heaven with all the angels. Rest in peace Aunt Joan. You will be missed .
With love,
Diane and John.

Dave Felipe

July 10, 2018

I have many fond memories of grandma Johnan but two standout to me the most. I remember grandma and grandpa taking Darrell and myself at 12 years old to the basketball hall of fame and I can vividly remember how much fun we had at the hotel and the whole trip in general. Who can forget the amazing baker she was and playing the game find the tooth pick in the cakes she cooked. We all need to realize we didn’t lose someone but gained a guardian angel. RIP Love the Felipes

Sandy Bruno

July 10, 2018

My sincere condolences to Ralph and the entire Johnan family on the passing of your dear Joan. I had the pleasure of working with Joan for many, many years and would have to say she was a dedicated and loving friend—not just a co-worker. She treated my children like grandchildren even though she already had 16 of her own. And she never forgot a Birthday or Anniversary. I will never forget Joan and the wonderful times we had together with our husbands and other co-workers. Rest In Peace dear Joan.
With sincere sympathy, Sandy, Tom, Tim, and Zack Bruno

Pat Roza

July 9, 2018

We all loved our Aunt Joan😍 we were so fortunate to be able to visit Aunt Joan and Uncle Ralph each trip to Florida! I always said, I looked a lot like her, and was proud to say that! I will miss our special visits. You were an amazing Aunt, a special sister to my Mom, and an even more special mother, grandmother and great grandmother! I know that you are at peace with your family in Heaven! Love and miss you❤️

Betty Bradley

July 9, 2018

I don’t know how to tell all of you how much I loved your mother and how much I have missed talking with her. She made me feel like we had known each other forever. We had so many little things in common and laughed at them. I will forever miss her she became a part of my heart in just the short time we had together. Heaven has another angel that shines so bright. I love you Joan Johnan you are so special to me.