Joan Mary Nicosia Haro
November 28, 1937 – September 30, 2019
Joan Mary Nicosia Haro, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. She was born in New Orleans on November 28, 1937 to the late Joseph and Carrie May (Kolb) Nicosia. On September 6, 1958, she married Emile G. Haro, 3rd, who preceded her in death on August 7, 2014. She was also preceded in death by their daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Haro, and her brothers Edward Nicosia, Sr. and Joseph “Lee” Nicosia, Jr. Joan and Emile were lifelong residents of Metairie, where they raised their four daughters. Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Pamela Boulet (Peter), Elizabeth Fallon (Kevin) and Suzette Haro. MawMaw adored her grandchildren, Jennifer Boulet Scott (Paul “Woody”), Rebecca Boulet Tamborella (David), and Mariel Fallon Santos (Caio), and great-grandchildren, Hugh and Viviana Scott, and Louie Tamborella. Joan is further survived by her brothers, John “Jack” Nicosia and Tommy Nicosia. Joan graduated from East Jefferson High School. She taught sewing at Stretch and Sew and was a beautiful seamstress. She worked as a Data Processor at Emile G. Haro, Jr. C.P.A. and Haro Systems, Inc. Joan was active at St. Clement of Rome Church and was an officer for many years with Legion of Mary New Orleans Regia. Joan was a HAM radio operator with the call sign WA5WGA. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing and crocheting. Joan never met a stranger. She always had a beautiful smile and warmed people with her kindness and giving heart. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Ave. in Metairie, on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00PM. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum, 5454 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joan’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org). To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com
- She is survived by three daughters, Pamela Boulet (Peter), Elizabeth Fallon (Kevin) and Suzette Haro. MawMaw adored her grandchildren, Jennifer Boulet Scott (Paul “Woody”), Rebecca Boulet Tamborella (David), and Mariel Fallon Santos (Caio), and great-grandchildren, Hugh and Viviana Scott, and Louie Tamborella. Joan is further survived by her brothers, John “Jack” Nicosia and Tommy Nicosia.
- Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, October 11, 2019
Joan Mary Nicosia Haro
October 16, 2019
Dear Suzette and Family,
I'm truly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of a kind and gentle woman who helped us in many ways during your dad's tenure as our accountant. Family issues prevented men from attending the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Christopher De Marco
October 6, 2019
My condolences to the Haro and Nicosia families. Growing up with my parents and Mr. Emile and Mrs. Joan as friends, I had the chance to spend a lot of time with the Haro family. I remember Mrs. Joan and Mr. Emile dancing around the kitchen as if they were floating on air thinking, one day I'll dance like that. Beautiful times, beautiful people, All good memories. A truly loving person from my childhood that I will never forget.
October 5, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Haro family. I'm praying for peace for you all. Joan was a lovely lady, and I know she will be greatly missed by her friends and family. My thoughts are with you.
October 5, 2019
On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.