Joann Persiano

Joann Persiano

Home is where the heart is: 

A woman who meant the world to so many, Joann gave her life to her family and loved ones. She was the most beautiful, caring and giving soul. 

All were welcomed with open arms and plenty of food.  In addition to that Joann enjoyed cleaning as her home was always her treasure.  She was witty and provided us with many years of laughter. 

Her heart was made of pure gold. She was a woman who always did her best for you, and loved unconditionally. She lived to spend time with her children, family and spoil her grandchildren. She was a fighter, through her we know what boundless strength looks like.  Her career outside the home also displayed her dedication, spending 35 years working at Pathmark, but she couldn’t sit still in retirement and became a school aid showering her love on special needs children.

She’d meet a handsome guy at an Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Dance, the late Anthony (Mollio).  They were blessed by 4 children: Debra (Arturo) Persiano-Moreno, Jeanette Persiano-DeAngelo, Kimberly Persiano-Marroni, Anthony Persiano and extended family member who she considered her son Michael (Laura) Gingrich and later by 9 grandchildren, Nicholl (Michael) Persiano-Salamone, Arturo Moreno III, Joseph DeAngelo III, Carlo DeAngelo, Francesca Venice-Marroni, Michael Gingrich Jr, Lexy Gingrich, Aubrey Gingrich and Lucas Gingrich; and 2 great-grandchildren, Rocco Salamone and Annabella Salamone.  And she is survived by her sister Alberta (Joseph) Zappy-Wolf and she was pre-deceased by her brother, Anthony J. Zappaunbulso and parents Joseph A. and Venice A. (Caprice) Zappy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday July 10th at 11:00 am at St. Michaels Church, Gibbstown, NJ. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ.



  1. Audrey Laverty says:

    May ahe rest in heavenly peace, keep your sweet memories close to your heart. She will always with you💖

  2. Audrey Laverty says:

    May she rest in heavenly peace, keep your sweet memories close to your heart. She will always with you💖

  3. Big Al Szolack says:

    Jeanette and family,
    May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family during these difficult times. God Bless You.
    Love and Hugs,
    Big Al

  4. Janice Macrina says:

    May you find comfort in knowing your mom will always be in your hearts 💕

  5. Barbara Pearson says:

    What a beautiful and loving tribute. I’m sorry I never had the opportunity to meet her. But knowing the kind and loving person Bert is, makes it so clear that Juann has to be a very special woman. My sympathies to all her friends and family.

  6. Charisse Huber says:

    Joann was a true blessing in our family. As I am so blessed to still have my parents with me we always talk about the good old days. My mom always told me Joann was born a mother. She loved and would do anything for her children, What a big and welcoming heart. Thank god I know she is in a beautiful place with Dolly, Aunt V, Uncle Pete, my Nan & the rest of our family.
    The endless pot of coffee is on & the pasta is cooking what a feast they are having. Our love & sympathy go out to everyone who was touched by knowing Joann what a large whole will be left in our hearts.

    Charisse, Michael & Tino

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