Joan Longarzo, 76, of Bayville, died suddenly on January 30, 2018. Born in Passaic, she lived many years in Lyndhurst before moving to Toms River in 1970. She then resided in her own home in Bayville for most of her life. Joan was an elementary school teacher for 27 years before retiring from Beachwood Elementary School. Even during her retirement, she dedicated her time and love to the education of children by volunteering to read each year. She was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority as well as being very involved in the Ocean County Retired Educators Association. She was predeceased by her parents, Nat and Tessie Longarzo. Surviving are; her Aunt Amy Delcore, her godchildren; Daniel Chiocco, Jennifer Britting, and David Gold. Joan is surrounded by numerous cousins, family, and friends as well as her beloved cats, Sandy and the late Oreo.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Funeral Saturday, 10am at the funeral home before celebrating a 11:15am Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Church, Bayville. Burial will follow to St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River.