Joan Lillian Stahley (Melville) born May 23, 1930 died peacefully in her sleep on November 17, 2018. She waits in heaven for her one and only love, her husband, William R Stahley, Jr. She will be missed by her children, Richard, Susan, and Deborah, beloved granddaughter Jaclyn, sister Barbara and brother Tom as well as their spouses, nieces, nephews and her three great grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by her sister Margaret. Joan was raised in Syosset NY, lived with her family in Hicksville NY, retiring to Holiday, Florida in 1989. She was a past president and active life member of the Holiday VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary, volunteering countless hours at the post. Joan was an active volunteer for her church and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary – Hicksville Fire Department. She was generous with her time, energy, creative talents and a wonderful friend to many. She will be fondly remembered as an avid crafter, sewer, and needlepoint enthusiast, as well as her love of playing cards. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, November 24th, 11:30 am at St. Stephenâ€™s Episcopal Church in New Port Richey, Florida. The family asks that in her memory you dedicate time to volunteer, emulating her love for helping others.
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