Joan Marino Ross, 71, of Port St. Lucie FL passed away November 30, 2021, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
Joanie, as she was lovingly referred to by many, was born September 4, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY to Jimmy & Nancy Marino. She graduated from East Meadow High School in 1968.
She married the love of her life, James Ross in 1971 and was blessed (and stressed) to spend 50 years by his side; They had a love like no other. Together, they made their home in Lindenhurst NY where they raised their family, until relocating to Florida’s Treasure Coast in 2004. She quickly adapted to southern living and enjoyed nothing more than sipping a nice, hot cup of tea on the lanai while enjoying a never-ending view of Palm Trees and Florida’s wildlife; Feeding the birds daily and personally naming all of God’s creatures that paid a visit in her yard.
Joan leaves behind her devoted husband, James Ross, her beloved children: Son James Ross & daughter in law Danielle Sullivan-Ross of Boca Raton, FL, and daughter Jennifer Fredette & son in law Kevin Fredette of Auburn NY. She took great pride in being a grandma to her four amazing grandchildren: Jimmy & Jesse Ross, and Caspin & Logan Fredette. Also survived by her loving brother James Marino & sister-in-law Shay, nephew & nieces Jesse, Jacky & Jenna Marino, and many cousins. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Jimmy & Nancy Marino, her infant sister Maryanne Marino, and her infant son, Joseph Ross.
Joanie had a way with words, always knowing just the right thing to say, and was honored to write many touching tributes to celebrate her loved ones throughout her life. She had a knack for poetry & prose and seized every opportunity to shower her friends & family with a love that so beautifully exuded from every fiber of her being. She could strike up a conversation with random strangers in the grocery store, for which her children often teased her about; She made a lasting impression on everyone who crossed her path and had a sincere, caring nature about her.
She was a devoted wife & mother, often putting everyone else’s needs & wants above her own. Often lovingly referred to as a “saint” by her children; God broke the mold when they made Joanie.
Her family takes comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and has been reunited with her parents, whom she loved beyond measure.
Joan will be remembered as a kind, genuine, loving woman who was called home far too soon. To quote one of her favorite sayings, “This too shall pass.”