Joan Janet Castiner, age 72, of New Milford, NJ, passed peacefully on May 15, 2020, after battling complications from COVID-19. Joanie was born and raised in East Harlem and Washington Heights. She is predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Theodore Giacomino, her brother, Robert Giacomino, her sister-in-law, Dorothy Gentilello, and her brother-in-law, Kenneth Kelly, Sr. Joan is survived by her loving husband, Richard James Castiner, her beloved daughter, Stacy Aubrey O’Neill, her son-in-law, Justin O’Neill, and her grandchildren, Chloe and Hudson O’Neill.
Joanie leaves behind her aunt, Gloria Greenhut, her cousins, Janet Buckles and Michelle Tucker, her sisters-in-law, Madelyn Kelly and Barbara Valenzano, and her brothers-in-law, Mickey Valenzano and Frank Gentilello. Joan also enjoyed the company of her many nieces and nephews; Kenneth, Thomas, and Steven Kelly, Karen Esposito, Michael Valenzano, Christopher and Eric Gentilello, and their families.
Joanie Castiner will be remembered for her kind spirit, contagious laugh, dancing ability, a musical ear, and her love for family and friends.
A Memorial gathering will take in the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 until to 12:00 noon
*In order to maintain the safety of our family and our dear visitors, face coverings will be required upon entry and social distancing procedures will be strictly followed. In addition, a maximum of ten people will be permitted into the space at once. We thank you and greatly appreciate your cooperation in advance during this difficult time.
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