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Joan Mansour
  • February 05, 1943
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  • December 15, 2022

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Joan Mansour, 79 of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away December 15, 2022. Joan was born Joan Gulyas in Passaic, NJ on February 5th, 1943.

Two months after she was born, her father had to leave the family to join the Army to help defeat the Nazis. When she was a little girl, she was faster than anyone her age. As an 8 year old, Joan once won running races against girls her own age. She then defeated the 10–12-year-old girls, and then beat the young boys and the boys older than her. Unfortunately, a childhood bicycle accident robbed her of her speed. But when she ran at her peak, the wind would howl because it couldn’t keep up. As a child, Joan was an adventurous go getter. She had excellent penmanship & penned all the high-school diplomas. She attended the Newark School of Fine Art & excelled there as well.

Joan married Peter Chartier & had a son named Christopher. Unfortunately, Joan & Pete divorced, and she raised her son all by herself. She was always providing for her & her son.

Years later, Joan worked at the Red Cross in Newton for several years as a volunteer & was a member of local NJ fitness facilities for over 20 years, attending 7 days a week. As an adult she worked for over 20 years at Singer/Kearfot defense in West Paterson, NJ.

Joan loved cooking a variety of ethnic dishes such as Polish, Italian, Arabic & American cuisine while entertaining for family friends during holidays & special occasions. She always had an inquisitive mind and like to paint fine art. She also loved doing puzzle books and telling funny stories. All her life, she had a deep love of animals and rescued several that she gave a great home life. She brought many smiles & laughter to everyone she met. She spoke multiple languages and traveled to many places with her husband Joseph Mansour (whom she claimed was the love of her life). They were blessed to spend 23 wonderful years together. She spent her final years living in Florida with her son & his wife.

Joan has an older sister named Patricia Turi, who lives in NJ, and who she loved very much. They grew up together in Lodi & Montville, NJ.

She has a son (Christopher), who lives in Florida with his amazing wife and a beautiful Granddaughter (Alyssa) who graduated with a Masters Degree in Special Education, is a certified teacher of the deaf and blind, and who speaks three languages, English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Joan was so proud of her granddaughter Alyssa.

May she rest in eternal peace.


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  1. Alyssa lit a candle:
    09 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 9, 2023 at 1:05:38 AM

  2. Alyssa Chartier lit a candle:
    27 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 27, 2022 at 12:57:42 PM

  3. Alyssa lit a candle:
    23 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 23, 2022 at 12:42:08 AM

  4. Alyssa posted an image:
    22 Dec 2022


  5. Alyssa says:
    22 Dec 2022
    Mootie,
    Thank you for being the worlds best grandmother to me. I truly feel blessed to have had your wisdom and guidance for 26 years. There are still so many things I wish you could be here for but I know you’ll be looking down on me, smiling. Enjoy all the desserts and ice cream up there. Until we meet again… I love you forever my guardian angel.

  6. Alyssa lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:32:51 PM

  7. Ed Sprich lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:49:48 PM

  8. Nick Turi says:
    22 Dec 2022
    Joan, May you Rest In Peace, you will be missed! I’m glad you were at our family get together’s, we all always had a great time and you will have plenty of cake in heaven!

  9. Nick Turi lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:16:42 PM

  10. Sal Gammaro lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:08:27 PM

  11. Sal Gammaro posted an image:
    22 Dec 2022
    Remembering You.
    Remembering You.

  12. Sal Gammaro says:
    22 Dec 2022
    You were the one who always had a smile... More importantly, you were the one that GAVE us all our smiles. You will be missed, but I know you are cooking that 20-course meal right now and waiting patiently for all of us to arrive to your dinner table. Enjoy the time with Sharky until we meet again.

  13. Lisa & Gary Pyne lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:41:00 AM

  14. Lisa lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:38:23 AM

  15. Edward Facas lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:21:39 AM

  16. Janet Laurich says:
    22 Dec 2022
    I will always remember Joan as a spunky and smiling beautiful soul.
    Rest in lovely peace sweet lady!

  17. Rose Marie Gammaro says:
    22 Dec 2022
    My heart is saddened to hear the passing of my dear friend, Joan. We met at CURVES in Sparta... She was a beautiful lady we shared many good times together with our families, both at her table and ours. May she rest in peace with "Sharkey". They are reunited. I will miss you, Joan.

  18. Christopher Chartier says:
    22 Dec 2022
    Dear Mom, I know we didn’t have it easy but thanks to you, you made it work. I’m glad you found true love when you married Joe & I’m sure you’re there with him in heaven. I am blessed to have you as a Mother. I will always try to be my best & do right by you & in the eyes of our Lord.
    Rest In Peace.

    Your forever grateful Son,
    -Christopher

  19. Joan Chartier lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:34:07 AM

  20. Christopher Chartier lit a candle:
    22 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 22, 2022 at 12:33:37 AM

  21. Jennifer says:
    22 Dec 2022
    May you Rest in eternal peace with your beloved Sparky. Prayers and blessings god bless love Jennifer

  22. John Iannotti says:
    21 Dec 2022
    May you find peace in knowing that "Mom" is in the presence of our Lord. My condolences to you my friend, on your loss.

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