Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm very sad and sorry to see this , I had her as my high school Religion teacher at John W Hallahan high school I'm of the graduating class of 1985 , I remember and apply a lot of what she taught in class in life and I will never forget her , I also will never forget watching Something for Joey and the story of John and Joey and how proud she was of them both

Posted by Tracie Van Osten Patterson - Cape May, NJ - Student   October 07, 2020

Ms. Bianco was truly a wonderful woman of God. She would encourage and push one toward excellence. A constant reminder of humilty and wit were her gifts. I had a teacher/student relationship with Ms. Bianco at Hallahan HS. I often tell stories of my interactions with her from my HS years (84-88). I actually checked Ms. Bianco in for a flight about 3 years ago. At first she pretended to recall me. I teased her and reminded her of my name during those years and the lightbulb went bright!! She was ecstatic to see me. That was my last time seeing her. What a great memory to cherish. Rest well, Ms. Bianco.

Posted by Yetta Lang-Baldwin - West Palm Beach, FL - student   August 18, 2020

Joan was a treasured friend to all our family.
Her kindness and thoughtfulness, her delightful personality, and her genuine caring enriched our lives. She told great stories; she made us laugh; and she amazed us with her enthusiasm and adventurous spirit. Joan left us with wonderful memories. We loved her so.

Posted by Kathleen Reimel - Friend   August 15, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Joan was an amazing woman who approached life with curiosity, love, zest, and most especially faith.

Posted by Elaine DeWan - Friend   August 11, 2020

Joan was truly one of a kind and an inspiration to all who crossed her path. I consider it a blessing to have known her and to have absorbed some of the sunshine she spread.

Posted by Sandi Karlson - Friend   August 11, 2020

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Joan. A woman of faith and good works. Yes, a blessing to all both near and afar.

Posted by Rita Sorrentino - Drexel Hill, PA - Friend   August 10, 2020

A lovely woman who was a blessing to many throughout her life.

Posted by Rita Sorrentino - Friend   August 10, 2020

Our lives were blessed by Joan's presence. She was a gift of God to all of us. We will treasure the memories of her joyful spirit and loving heart. Her family and friends are remembered in my prayers.

Posted by Sister Julia Ann Walsh - Malvern, PA - Friend   August 10, 2020

Elaine, My deepest condolence. May she Rest In Peace.
I can remember like it was yesterday eating lunch with her at Hallahan.
God Bless!

Posted by James Stella - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   August 09, 2020

Please know that Joan's family are especially in my prayers. May her love for each of you and the beauty of her life continue to support and console you. She will be sorely missed but I am confident she will be our intercessor before the throne of God. Peace to her loved ones.
Sr. Catherine Danielle LeTourneau, IHM, Friend, August 9, 2020

Posted by Sister Catherine Danielle LeTourneau - Bensalem, PA - Friend   August 09, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Joan's family. Her loving spirit and contagious smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her. The Lord gifted her and she shared those gifts with so many!!!! May she rest in peace and may the Risen Lord bless her family and friends with strength and peace.

Posted by Sr. Judith Moeller, IHM - Friend   August 09, 2020

Elaine, Mike and Family, So very sorry for your loss of your sister Joan. Begin to remember not just that she passed, but that she lived. And that her life gave you memories too beautiful to forget.

Posted by Linda Betzala - Norwood, PA - Friend   August 09, 2020

Sending thoughts and prayers to Elaine and family....Jim & Pat Smith

Posted by Patricia Smith - Swedesboro, NJ - Friend   August 09, 2020

My sincerest sympathy

Posted by Joanne Spigonardo    August 09, 2020

Elaine, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Sending loving thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Fran Garrity - Phila, PA - Friend   August 08, 2020

I have many fond memories of Joan as her neighbor, classmate and friend. We could always catch up whenever our paths would cross through the years. Deepest sympathy to Elaine and family.
My love, prayers, and sympathy,
Sister Bernadette Kane, IHM

Posted by Sister Bernadette Kane - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   August 08, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May Joan rest in peace. My thoughts & prayers are with all of the members of the family. As an expression of my condolences, a contribution will be sent to the Sisters of IHM in memory of JOAN.

Posted by Patricia DESANTO - PHILA, PA - Family   August 08, 2020

A dear friend to all, fun loving, kind, thoughtful, and simply a treasure. Truly, Joan is a pearl of great price. We are so blessed to have known her.

Posted by Sister MaryAnne Bolger - Upper Darby, PA - Friend   August 08, 2020

A kindred spirit, curious about the world and cultures, always with the next adventure planned. I will miss our conversations about our shared experiences of world travel. A dear cousin and better yet, a dear friend

Posted by Linda Stelmazyk - Moorestown, NJ - Family   August 07, 2020

You were a good person and a good friend, full of life. You will be missed

Posted by Bill Murphy - philadelphia, PA - Friend   August 07, 2020

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary wish to thank the family of Joan C. Bianco for designating Camilla Hall as the recipient of memorial donations. We promise our prayers for Joan and the members of her family. May she enjoy the rewards of eternal life.

Posted by Sisters of IHM - Malvern, PA   August 07, 2020

You were a kind and loving woman to al who knew you

Posted by Maria DeSanto Francis - Philadelphia, PA   August 07, 2020

"Joan you were an inspiration to all of us. Your caring for others (especially my mother Aunt Annie) was amazing. Your curiosity about other countries and other cultures always amazed and inspired us to travel. We loved looking at your travel pictures and especially enjoyed the Christmas card surprise! You will be sorely missed. Our prayers are for your eternal peace and comfort for your family." Marty and Joyce Cappelletti

Posted by Marty Cappelletti - Berwyn, PA - Family   August 06, 2020

Deepest sympathy and many prayers for Joan's family and friends from all of us who will ever remember her as our sister - the Entrance Band of 1965. Your joy-filled smile will be missed whenever we gather to reminisce about our early years in community! We also rejoice that you fought the good fight and have surely earned the reward of bringing God's love to so many students, colleagues and friends! May those who loved you find comfort, peace and strength in the coming days.

Posted by Sr Rita Marotta, IHM - Bryn Mawr, PA   August 06, 2020

You were one of a kind Joan. Your family and all who came to know you have a lost a special friend. May you RIP now no more pain. You will be our special heavenly Angel. Ada & Frankie

Posted by Frank Simiriglia - Blackwood, NJ - Family   August 06, 2020

You was a very special person, from a very special family. She enriched the lives of so many in so many ways. We will miss her joy.

Posted by Carol Cleary    August 06, 2020

The "Band of 1965" will miss you Joan. Your smile was beautiful and oh, how you laughed. You were, and always will be, a blessing to many. Sincere sympathy and prayers for your loving family, whom we know you loved very much.

Margaret Rapone Murphy, Bristol

Posted by Margaret Murphy - Bristol, PA - Friend   August 06, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Bianco Family for the loss of your loved one, Joan, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    August 06, 2020

My thoughts & prayers are with the Pellecchia family.I have many fond memories of Joan growing up in the Bianco family.She loved her family and had a huge heart!She will be sadly missed.

Posted by Nicolette Bianco Ragone - Haddonfield, NJ - Family   August 06, 2020

Joan was a beautiful friend who made life richer in so many ways for all those who were lucky enough to know her. She knew how to live every day with such zest and lived life with the glass always full. Her adventures delighted us, her life inspired us and she was one of God's richest blessings to her family and friends. She will be so missed.

Posted by ANNE JENEMANN - DREXEL HILL, NM - Friend   August 05, 2020