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“Our condolences for your families loss.Bob & KC ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Robert Lambregtse - POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

“Joann Robert was an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL lady. My prayers and condolences to her family.MG ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Graser - Wappingers Falls, NY

“Oh, David, I have such fond and special memories of you and your mom and dad at Austin Road elementary.Please accept our most sincere and deepest...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Elizabeth & Richard (Paladino) Bruen - MA

“We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father put his loving arms around you and comfort you (isa 41:10) ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: MR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Its hard to cope when youve lost your dear friend or family member. May you find peace knowing that your loved one is no...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Mackenzi

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6 of 18 | Posted by: JS

“I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“we would like to extend our condolences to the family . may our heavenly father put his loving arms around you and comfort (Isa 41:10) ”
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9 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“To family and friends, my deepest sympathies, for the loss of your dearly beloved, Joann Robert. May it bring comfort and hope, in knowing God knows...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: DHW - TX - neighbor

“My deepest condolences on your loss.Losing some one you love in death is never easy, but please remember you are not alone. The peace and comfort we...Read More »
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12 of 18 | Posted by: S H - MD

“I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: M H - Atlanta, GA - neighbor

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14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by your cherished memories as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray constantly. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isiah 61:1,2 ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: A.B

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18 of 18 | Posted by: Gil


Joann Robert, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Joann just celebrated her 83rd birthday on September 1st. She was born in Croton-on-Hudson, NY on September 1, 1935, the daughter of Sam and Anna Bonauto Paonessa.

Joann was one of four children that grew up in a traditional Italian household, filled with passion, heated discussions (arguments) and the constant smell of Italian food that was the foundation for every gathering; and despite the outcome of these discussions, everyone was anxious to get together again as long as someone committed to making the anti-pasta and Anna Paonessa, Joann's mom, made her famous sauce!

Joann graduated from Mary Immaculate School in 1953, worked in Croton High School and then moved to Mahopac in 1964 where she was a longtime resident working for the Town of Carmel until she retired.

Joann had her challenges in life as we all do but she was focused, passionate and committed to her friends, her family, her son David and the community of Mahopac.

Joann was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. She retired from the Tax Receivers Office of the Town of Carmel after many years of service. Joann was active in local politics through the years and passionate about the Hamlet of Mahopac.

She is survived by her son, David Robert and his wife, Lynn of Rye, NY; her brother, Ralph Paonessa of Poughkeepsie, NY and her sister, Sr. Benedict Paonessa of Hartsdale, NY. She was predeceased by her brother, Sam Paonessa.

Visiting will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.