Joan M. Raski, age 81, of Nanticoke, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on July 6, 2020 at her home.
She was born on March 2, 1939 in Nanticoke, and was the daughter of the late Edmund and Celia Adamski Bienkowski.
Joan graduated from St. Vincent High School, Class of 1956. She was a lifelong member of St. Faustina Parish.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Alfred Noto.
Joan is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, Theodore (her Teddy); daughters, Marion Noto, Larksville; Theresa Mitkowski and her husband, James, Hunlock Creek; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Robaczewski, Mary Grace Perkowski (Edward) and Judith Geary (Ken); brothers, Joseph Bienkowski (Pat) and Edmund Bienkowski (Lois); nieces and nephews.
Joan had unconditional love for her daughters, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care, kindness, compassion and support in their time of need. A special thank you to Shannon, her dedicated care nurse, for all she did for Joan and the family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 1 P.M. at St. Faustina Parish, main site. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Masks are required and please observe social distancing guidelines. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements by Kearney Funeral Home Inc, 173 E Green St, Nanticoke.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joan’s memory to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., #7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Dear Marion and family, our prayers and love to all of you. May your Mother rest in peace.Bob & Irene Valatka (6 months ago)
Dear Ted and family, deepest condolences on Joan’s passing.Over the years both of you were always friendly and hospitable to me and I always enjoyed our conversations.Joan was a wonderful person and May she Rest In Peace.Tony and Chris Petroski (6 months ago)
My Dearest Grammy, My heart broke the day called you home. I will miss you greatly. I love you Gram.Amy Eisenhauer (7 months ago)
Our Deepest Sympathy in your time of loss.John and Carol Ryneski (7 months ago)