Joan M Annese

October 14, 1935July 11, 2012

Joan M. Annese, 76, died on July 10, 2012 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL.

She was born in Staten Island, NY and moved to Jensen Beach area in 1987 coming from Mountain Lake, NJ. Joan was a homemaker. She was a member of St Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach, FL.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Ted Annese of Jensen Beach, FL, five sons, Charles Annese, Mickey Annese, Ted Annese Jr,, William (Lisa) Annese and Tom (Lisa) Annese all of Jensen Beach, FL, sister, Marilyn (James) O’Donnell of White House Station, NJ, brother, Michael (Fern) Curry of Staten Island, NY, four grandchildren, Annemarie, Mickey, TJ an Alexandria.

Visitation will be on Friday July 13th, 2012 at Aycock Funeral Chapel, Jensen Beach, from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday July 14th, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach, FL.

Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Jensen Beach, FL.

Arrangement entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, FL.

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  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2012

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July 14, 2012

Dearest Aunt Joan and God Mother,
The Lord has blessed us with you in our lives. Your love, laughter, and smile brought sunshine and happiness to all the lives you touched. You are now another guardian angel as you were angel when you were with us shining and watching us above. Thank for being you and your love. You will be so missed. We love you so very much. All our love the Jim O'Donnell Family

Robin Flexer

July 13, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Joan. From what I just learned, her last few months were not very pleasant for her as well as for the loving family who stood beside her and painfully watched her struggle. I remember Joan as a true lady who loved her family dearly. Heaven will be blessed by her presence.

Madge Carogana

July 13, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

TJ Annese

July 13, 2012


We all know your strength and struggle, your love and devotion. We all are grateful to have been graced with your never ending presence in our lives. You haven't gone anywhere because you are remembered and your life will be celebrated in our hearts and our minds. When I was a kid I remember the moment you saw me get off the plane or get to your house I saw someone smile a smile I didn't know could be. And now, I am smiling for you with that smile, albeit through tears, this smile is my love just as yours was to me. Rest in Peace Grandma.

Here is a poem I see fit for quoting:

All Is Well

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.

By Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Colleen Kalmbach

July 12, 2012

There is one more angel above us. May happy memories replace the sadness in our hearts.

July 12, 2012

We attended your wedding to Teddy 57 years ago, and although we only saw one another at the 165 Reunions, it was alway a pleasure to see you and chat.
You were truly a "Fine Lady" and will sorely be missed.
Rest in Peace,
Sue & Don Zanella

Maureen O'Donnell

July 12, 2012

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
We'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.

We love and miss you always, beloved Aunt Joan.
The Kevin O'Donnell Family

Maureen O'Donnell

July 12, 2012

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane
We 'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.

We will love you and miss you always, beloved Aunt Joan

The Kevin O'Donnell Family

Carrie Wright

July 12, 2012

Joan Marie Annese

A true lady is the combination who will always honor her obligations, her promises, live by her education and training, her upbringing and keeps her word with rarely a straying off that path. A female with self-control, who is quick to hold her tongue. She delights in everything lovely and feminine and is not afraid to speak her mind when needed. Compassion and passion are two of her best qualities, along with nurturing, serving others with unselfishness and poise. She is passionate about her beliefs and accomplishes anything she puts her mind too. Her family and peers respect her for all her great qualities. For she is a "True Lady" and lived her life to the fullest with love, dignity and honor.
Joan you are a “True Lady" thank you for always sharing your smiles and hugs and being there for your whole family always. You are woman that loves her entire family and a caretaker to all.
Joan you will be missed by everyone who has ever had the honor to have met or to those of us who have been graced with your life. Thank you for always seeing the good in life.
You will be missed by many for a “True Lady” never is forgotten.
All my Love to your family my prayers and thoughts are with you