Joan M. Rizzo, 80, of Sugarloaf, passed away Thursday afternoon January 23, 2020 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born in Bronxville, NY, August 19, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Goatcher) and Alan Hagadorn and Arthur Steuhl, and had spent the past eight years in Sugarloaf after moving from NY.
Joan was a retired Insurance Writer for over 50 years with INA insurance company which is now Cigna and SKCG in New York.
She was a member of the Native American Communities, The National Insurance Woman Assoc., the NY Professional Woman’s Assoc. She loved to garden, and watch animals at her home.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents by a son John A. Rizzo; a daughter-in-law Lisa A. Rizzo; and a sister Barbara Bean.
Surviving are a son William E. Rizzo, Sugarloaf; grandson Thomas Rizzo; granddaughter Tanya Peacock; sister Maureen Cianculli; niece Tina Hunt; great-nieces Amber, Julia, and Amanda Hunt; great-nephew Chase Schwartz; nephews Christopher and Richard Bean, and Joseph Cianculli; great-niece Mia Rose Cianculli, and Joan was a mother and grandmother to many adult and kids that adopted her as their own.
Her services will be held with a visitation Sunday afternoon from 4-6 PM from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 West Butler Drive, Drums.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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