Joan Anne Stauble
June 11, 1932 – July 2, 2019
Joan Anne (McDonald) Stauble died peacefully in her sleep on July 2nd, 2019 at the age of 87 in Jacksonville, Florida. Joan was born on June 11th, 1932 in Warren, RI to James McDonald and Anna (Brown) McDonald.
Joan was raised in Warren, RI and after high school graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Rhode Island. She went on to teach grammar school in RI and during that time she met her future husband John “Jack” Stauble. Jack was in the Merchant Marines when they met. They went on to marry and moved to New City, NY to begin raising their family. Joan was a homemaker raising four children for many years while Jack worked as a salesman for Honeywell in New York City. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, crocheting, baking, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, and hosting and attending parties and get-togethers with friends and neighbors. She also never met a stray cat she did not like. Joan was very devout in attending church services at the St. Augustine Catholic Church parish, as well as being very interested in supporting various charities either monetarily or with service work. Jack and Joan got divorced after raising their children and Joan still enjoyed the company of her many neighborhood friends in NY and traveling. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and went back to teaching special education students at Clarkstown North High School for many years. After she retired, she enjoyed gardening and became a member and officer of her senior’s club, organizing various local trips and educational excursions around the New York City and Hudson Valley area.
Joan was predeceased by her ex-husband Jack and by her son John “Jay” Stauble. She is survived by her two sons Keith of Dallas and Mark of St. Augustine and her daughter Nancy in the Chicagoland area. Joan was predeceased by her three siblings, Bobby and Jimmy, commercial fishermen in Newport, RI and Shirley, who was a homemaker and later went on to work at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is also survived by her two grandsons Jay Joseph by Jay and Charles by Mark. Joan is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and their children and children’s children who are still in Warren or those who have migrated to the Naples, FL area. Joan will also be missed by her good neighbors and great friends from the neighborhood in New City, such as Pat & Al (RIP Al), Rita, and so many more.
Joan’s final services will be coordinated by the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home in Warren, RI. A Christian mass will be held at 10AM on Saturday July 27th at St. Mary’s of the Bay Catholic Church in Warren, RI followed by the interment of her cremains at St. Mary’s of the Bay Cemetery. All family and friends are welcome at the services and at a luncheon in her honor at noon after the services at The Wharf Tavern in Warren, RI. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Bristol (RI) Animal Shelter or any humane society in your area.