Joan Schiralli

January 18, 1930September 27, 2020
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Joan D. Schiralli, 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away at home on September 27, 2020. She was born on January 18, 1930 in Woodhaven, New York and raised in Rockville Centre, New York. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Thomas Schiralli; and her parents, Paul and Marion Cheney. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Riccoboni. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services are private, but guests are encouraged to contact Palm Southwest Mortuary for livestream information.


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Louis Anzovino

October 7, 2020

When my Uncle Mike brought Aunt Joan to meet the family Schiralli back in 1956 I thought she looked like the closest thing to a movie star I’d ever seen. Yeah, she was that beautiful! And it turned out she was fun and intelligent too. Rest In Peace Aunt Joan

Jean Sorrentino

October 7, 2020

I’ll always remember Aunt Joan as unique and as someone who always would say what’s on her mind. Our phone conversations were as varied and interesting as her life and I’ll miss these calls. May she be at peace now with Uncle Mike and hope they have found some casinos and lounges to enjoy again together.


Joan Schiralli was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Joan will be remembered as a very exceptional person. Joan was born on January 18, 1930 in Woodhaven, New York to Paul and Marion Cheney. Joan grew up in Rockville Centre, New York with her younger brother, Paul.

Always considered a wonderful friend to those she knew, Joan enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. Some of her best friends were Peg and Bob Sloss, Joan and Jim Bissett, Eleanor and John Plati, Lorraine and John Moon, Bev and Bruno Sarro, and Eva and Jack Kroll.

On August 19, 1956, Joan exchanged wedding vows with Michael Thomas Schiralli in Mineola, New York. Empathic and loyal, Joan was committed to making her new family happy. She worked hard to be a good mother to her daughter, Cheryl, and did her best to raise her. Joan was also a lover of pets and cherished her Collie, Bonnie, for ten years.

Joan was a woman who had a strong work ethic and sought to be diligent in every aspect of her career. She worked as a realtor for some time, and was also a business owner. When she wasn’t at work, Joan loved socializing and playing cards with friends. She also loved to travel and experience new things. Some of her favorite vacations were to Alaska and the Mexican Rivera.

In retirement, she found new pleasure in playing poker, following bands, eating out, and playing bingo and slots. Even in retirement, Joan continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new friends. Joan was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

Joan passed away on September 27, 2020 at home in Las Vegas, Nevada after a bout of pneumonia due to complications from surgery. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary in Las Vegas. Joan was laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

Simply stated, Joan was a fun-loving and kind person, and an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as someone who was a vital part of their lives. Joan leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Joan Schiralli.

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