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Joan A. Justesen

January 27, 1948 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 71)

Joan Ann Justesen, 71 RN and consultant, loving wife, mother and grandmother Joan Ann Justesen (nee Killea), 71, passed away on March 5, 2019, at Staten Island University Hospital South. She was a native Staten Islander. Joan graduated from St. Louis Academy, then received her master's degree in nursing (RN). She was an RN and risk management consultant for the Brooklyn VA. She was an avid reader and former skier. She loved spending time with her five grandchildren, whom her life revolved around. Joan is survived by her husband of 25 years, Andrew Gambidilla; her children, Garrick (Laurie) and Kevin (Kim); her brothers, Thomas Killea (Tek) and Michael Ackalitis, and five grandchildren. Funeral is from Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christian's R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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