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GERBASI, Joan Kennedy

GERBASI, Joan Kennedy

GERBASI - Joan Kennedy Of East Aurora, NY, passed away after a long illness on August 22, 2016. Born to Robert Kennedy and Sadie Burns (1935) in Buffalo NY, Joan was 81 years old at the time of her death. She graduated from D'Youville College with a degree in Nursing in 1958. She began working as a Surgical Nurse and moved on to become a Public Health Nurse. Joan met and married the late Joseph Gerbasi, MD, in 1962. He passed away in January 2016. Joan gave up her career to become a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, crafting and was an avid reader. Surviving family members are her son Patrick (Inger) Gerbasi; grandson Joseph; granddaughter Angela; her daughter Diana (Thomas) Izydorczak; granddaughters Erin, Alexandra, Elizabeth and Regina; her daughter Lynda (Jeffery) Schmidt; grandson Colin; granddaughter Shea; her son Kenneth (Amy) Gerbasi; brothers-in-law Ross (late Joyce) Gerbasi and Robert (Val) Gerbasi; sister-in-law Patricia (Theodore) Sosnowski; grandmother of the late Anna Izydorzak. A wake will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 4-8 PM at COMFORT
FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6469 Olean Rd., South Wales. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 26 at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Contributions in her name to Catholic Charities would be greatly appreciated. Condolences at

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