Joan Patricia Skulsky

Joan Patricia Skulsky

Date of Death

May 21, 2024

Date of Birth

July 13, 1941


Mrs. Joan Patricia Skulsky, 82, of Hauppauge, NY was called home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2024. Joan was a loving daughter, sister, and mother to James Zeoli (Christine) and John Zeoli, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joan was born in the Bronx, NY and moved to Syosset, Long Island with her family as a teenager.

Joan was known for her beautiful smile and a warm welcome to all she met. She was a loving mom who created a childhood for her sons that was filled with wonderful family memories. Joan loved her sons more than anything and was happiest when they were spending time together.

Joan had a deep Catholic faith and her favorite family time of year was Christmas. Current and future generations will think of Nana at Christmas time through her passed-down traditions, handcrafted ornaments, and keepsakes she made. Joan always looked forward to holiday goodies like peppermint patties and chocolate chip cookies.

Joan was a very active and social person who preferred to spend time with people rather than be alone. She enjoyed going to the movies and playing games, especially her weekly Mah Jong game with friends, hosting at each other’s homes, serving snacks, and enjoying each other’s company. Joan also enjoyed going to the horse track, Jai Lai, or the casinos to bet a few dollars and spend time with her brother Rob.

Joan was a creative and talented artist who enjoyed painting, creating crafts and keepsakes. She enjoyed having a retail store for several years and displayed her creations at many a craft show.

Joan loved a spontaneous ride in the car, grabbing a coffee and a boston cream donut or sandwich to enjoy near the water. Her favorite water spot was Northport Harbor where she and her sons spent many afternoons just sitting to people-watch and talk.

Joan’s love of family and her kind heart are her enduring legacy to family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association using this link


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Joan Simpson posted on June 5, 2024

Well this is a hard one. Aunt Joan you were the best. every where you went you made sure it was a good time. Even going to the casino at Jake's 58 and losing you still had a smile on your face. The best was going out to dinner with my dad (your brother) and me ordering a glass of wine and you dessert. he would get so mad and we loved to torment him. it was our little secret. As we said keep baster lol. I was brought up being your name sake and let me tell you, it was an honor being named after you and being told " your just like your aunt" I could never measure up to such a wonderful, kind, loving, fun and giving person. Words can't describe how much I am going to miss talking to you about good times and bad and we both survived some ruff waters. WE are survivors and I am happy that you are at peace. I love you very much and my heart is not the same. Till we meet again. Missing you, All my LOVE Joan

Christopher posted on May 28, 2024

Love you Nana. I hope you can look down from time to time in between mahjong games and see your competitiveness, creativity and love of chocolate chip cookies in me—and your ornaments on our trees every December. ❤️

Christopher posted on May 28, 2024

Love you Nana. I hope you look down and see your competitiveness, creativity and love of chocolate chip cookies in me from time to time, and your ornaments on our trees every year. ❤️


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