Joanne A. Stearns passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October, 13, 2021 at the age of 74.
Joanne was a kind, caring person who always looked after others. She worked as a Physical Education Teacher and then as a Registered Nurse. She treasured spending time on Lake Hartwell and the beach with her family. She loved to play tennis and bridge with friends and neighbors. Her hobbies included water aerobics, cross stitching, quilting, sewing and baking with her granddaughters.
Joanne was born on July 7th and raised in Yonkers, NY until she attended Barry University in FL. She raised her children in Miami, FL and eventually retired in Westminster, SC and Vero Beach, FL. She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Robert Stearns; her two brothers Vincent Howe and John Howe; her four children, Joel Stearns (Marlene), Shawna Stearns (Peter), Kelly Metzger (John), Christopher Stearns (Lisa); and four wonderful granddaughters, Taylor, Trinity, Marissa and Morgan, who miss her dearly.
Per her request, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joanne’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research: https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
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