Joan-Marie (Ward) Stanton July 9th, 1932- December 27, 2022 (90 years old) We lost a good one. Joan was originally from Secaucus, NJ and despite living in IL for 50+ years never lost her Jersey accent, which her children obnoxiously imitated every chance they got. She fiercely loved her five children, and they grew up knowing there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them even when they were “pains in the ass.” She was a force — an exceptional nurse with a big heart who welcomed anyone into her loud family with unconditional love. Joan was an avid knitter who made the best pecan pie. She had a great sense of humor, never complained, and always said she was good when clearly her Parkinson’s was winning. There was nothing she loved more than sitting around the kitchen table eating a good meal she'd cooked with her family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph James Stanton, who is calling her, “My Joanie Baby” right now. She will be dearly missed by her family including her children, Maureen Stanton-Leveque (Joseph), James Stanton (Nicole), Ann-Marie Stanton, Kathleen Stanton, and Colleen Stanton Kakavetsis (Bill), and her grandkids, Ethan Kakavetsis, Neilan Leveque, Juliana Stanton, Tessa Leveque and Eve Kakavetsis.
She did it right.
Visitation Friday December 30, 2022, 9am at St Edna Catholic Church 2525 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL, followed by a 10am Mass. Interment Private. To leave a condolence visit funerals.pro.