Joan P. Yozzo

May 19, 1932June 7, 2021

Joan P. Yozzo (nee Sapere), 89, a longtime Yonkers resident, died on Monday June 7, 2021 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut.

She was born on May 19, 1932 to Francisco and Marie Antoinette Panerella Sapere in Yonkers where she was raised and educated. Mrs. Yozzo was an office manager for the practice of Dr. Roger DeAngelis in Yonkers for several years prior to her retirement. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Her husband Nicholas Yozzo predeceased her in 1997. She is survived by a daughter, Angelica Achi and her husband Elias of Sudbury, MA and her three granddaughters, Isabella, Alexandra and Liliana Achi. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Sapere and three sisters, Marie Ripolone, Anne Sapere Nixon and Florence Bianchi. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday June 15th at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488



  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021




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Eve Marona

June 16, 2021

We miss you Joan...thank you again for reminding me to live in the moment..much love and sympathies to your lovely family and friends...

Eve & Kevin

Elizabeth MacLaren

June 15, 2021

Dear Angelica, Elias, Isabella, Alexandra and Liliana,

Sometimes you meet a person and feel like you have known them for longer than time would tell. Your Mom/ Grandmother, through her questions and curiosity made me feel like this. She always had a story or experience to share, wanted to learn and loved to collect information. Her mind was so sharp and active Joan was intelligent and poised. She struck me as someone who was game for an experience... especially if going to the casino for an outing. This is a shared interest with my own Mom! Do they ever love the slot machines!!

I enjoyed getting to know her and was always touched to receive one of her very thoughtful cards and messages. They were always written in cursive and were very expressive. I have a few saved as they reflect her ability to make you feel special and cared for. Her words, when writing, or speaking, were colourful, bright and full of energy and well chosen. She had a special skill and I was a grateful recipient .

Joan struck me as someone who knew what she wanted and would confidently and politely go get it. Going out to dinner with her was always a treat. She had her own style and flair when asking about menu items and ordering. Waiters and Waitresses were always “ dear.”

The Christmas you all came over for dinner with Joan will always be a treasured memory for me. I truly enjoyed seeing our families together and “ the grandmas” getting to know one another and becoming fast friends. The connection is shared through three generations of ladies! Friendship is a true gift.

Joan, will be missed. You fought hard for many years to stay with us and be a part of life. It is that fighter spirit and will that I will always remember!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love to you all always,
Beth and family


June 14, 2021

To Our Dear Aunt Joan,
Our hearts are saddened by your passing.
We'll miss your sweet voice and we'll always keep you in our hearts.
You're a true angel and so honored to have you in our family.
God Bless you and rest in peace dear sweet aunt Joan.
Our sincere condolences to cousin Amy and her beautiful family.
Larry & Kelly

Karen Petrellese

June 14, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. I will never forget high school days and spending time at the house. Always so welcoming, asking if we needed anything at all. My mom brought up a memory of her and Joanie driving me and Amy at 16 to the airport for our spring break trip to Florida. What an adventure! Her daughter was her life. She was a special, loving, giving woman and will be sorely missed.. My deepest condolences to her daughter Amy, her family, and extended family. Rest in heavenly peace. Love, Karen and family

Angelica Achi

June 14, 2021

The last mom/daughter picture together! April 2021. She was so happy to go gamble at the casino!

Angelica Achi

June 14, 2021

My first day of school with my mom holding my hand!

Edith MacLaren

June 13, 2021

Joan Yozzo

A wonderful friendship cut too short.
Fond memories to last forever ( I will miss our conversations).
Rest peacefully dear Joan.

Your friend,
Edith MacLaren

Mark Ripolone

June 13, 2021

I love you Auntie Jay Jay .You will always be in my heart and in my memories

Leona Trozzi

June 13, 2021

Our dearest Joan - We are deeply saddened to hear of your passing and that we will no longer hear your calming and sweet voice. You have been a great friend to my mom for so many years -- she will miss those phone calls. To her family she leaves behind please know she touched so many and will be remembered always. Rest in Peace Joan - we love you! (Dorothy Wyka and daughter Leona)

Beverly Jessamy

June 13, 2021