Joanne Wilson

Joanne L. Wilson

1941 - 2021

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Joanne L Wilson “Nan, Aunt Nanny, Willie”, of Cortlandt Manor, New York, born in North Tarrytown, New York, who passed away on August 14, 2021, at the age of 79, leaving to mourn family and friends.

She was loved and cherished by many, she was predeceased by her parents, John “Bucky” Williams and Margaret Williams (Bellio); her loving and adoring husband of 47 years, George F. Wilson Sr., her son George F. Wilson Jr., her daughter Dawne Marie Wilson, Her Godfather Carl DeMarco “Uncle Chick”, Sister & Brother-in-law Carol & Richard Vanderzee, Nephew Robert Vanderzee, Cousin Betty Elder Belle “Boots”, as well as many beloved Aunts, Uncles , Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.  

Loved and Cherished by her daughter Cheryl Ann Higgins (Brendan, who she loved as her second son) as well as the loves of her life, Grandson Ron “Goose”, Granddaughter Shannon “Ethel to her Lucy”, Grandson Sean “My Sean Patrick”, Granddaughter Meaghan Dawne “My Sugar Plum Princess”, her Sister Bobbi Williams Toni (Bob), Goddaughter Margaret Mary Toni Cirella (Ed), Niece Kimberly Vanderzee Voska (Ed), Nephews: Richard Vanderzee Jr. (Wendy), Robert A. Toni, Kristian Vanderzee (Noreen), Jonathan Vanderzee (Amy), Michael Christopher Toni (Kari), Godmother Rose Bellio Demarco, cousins Donna Demarco Salvatore (Ralph) & Carl DeMarco, as well as many beloved Aunt’s, Uncle’s, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Mom loved being called Aunt Nanny by so many.  I can’t begin to name you all for fear she will haunt me till my final breath for forgetting even “One person”. If you knew her you know how special you were to her.  Ever on her mind was her love and fond memories of the “Crescent Drive Family”, “The Entire Elder Family”, “The Extended Higgins Clan”, “The Life long Friend's who were truly our Family (The Girls)", “The North Tarrytown Crew”, “The Special Nieces & Nephew’s”, “LJ & Richie, THANK YOU”

Much Love to all for all of the fond memories, and especially the love and support in the worst of times and gratefully the best of times . . .she loved you all.

The Wilson/Higgins Family, 1217 Route 82, Hopewell Jct., NY. 12533




Death is nothing at all. 
It does not count. 
I have only slipped away into the next room. 
Nothing has happened. 

Everything remains exactly as it was. 
I am I, and you are you, 
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. 
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. 

Call me by the old familiar name. 
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. 
Put no difference into your tone. 
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. 

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. 
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. 
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. 

Life means all that it ever meant. 
It is the same as it ever was. 
There is absolute and unbroken continuity. 
What is this death but a negligible accident? 

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? 
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, 
somewhere very near, 
just round the corner. 

All is well. 
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. 
One brief moment and all will be as it was before. 
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!


A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date.

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1941 - 2021

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