JoAnne Cartelli

Obituary of JoAnne Cartelli

JoAnne Cartelli, of Nanuet, passed away at home surrounded by her family on March 10, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer. JoAnne was born on July 28, 1953 in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Nicolina Sokol.

JoAnne attended Public School No. 5 grammar school, Emerson Middle School, and Commerce High School graduating with the class of 1971. She ultimately moved to Rockland County where she raised her two children. It is there that she met the love of her life, her angel, Joseph Cartelli. Also a single parent of two, Joseph happened to move from the Bronx into the house just three away from hers. They married in 1989 and built a wonderful family together.

JoAnne worked at Verizon for over 20 years and was universally adored by her friends and coworkers. She was a special woman, with an unbreakable optimism and generous spirit that made her a joy to be around. She was all heart. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed bringing her large, loud family together over a big meal. She loved sun tanning at the beach and spent several weeks a year at her second home in New Port Ritchie, Florida. But nothing made her happier than spoiling her two grandchildren, Sofia and Alex.

She is survived by her husband Joseph of Nanuet; her children Anthony Patrello with wife Susanne of Cortlandt Manor and Nicholas Patrello with husband Gregory Langer of Queens, NY; her two step children Barbara and Brad Cartelli; her mother Nicolina of Yonkers; her two grandchildren Sofia and Alexander; five siblings Linda, MaryLou, Joseph, Susan, and Janet; as well as 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Sokol. In her words, "cancer sucks". She was 63.

Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony's Church in Nanuet on Thursday, March 16th at 10am. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 15th at Sorce Funeral Home. The family will be there until from 2-4pm and 7-9pm to greet family and friends.

Joseph W. Sorce FH, Inc.

728 West Nyack Rd.,

West Nyack, NY 10994

(845) 358-4433