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Joan Evelyn Nestor

March 31, 1936 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Joan Evelyn Nestor of Lighthouse Point, FL passed away on May 17, 2023 at the age of 87.  Joan was born in Floral Park, New York to Harry and Evelyn Smith.  Joan attended Sacred Heart High School and Alfred University in upstate NY, where she received a degree in Liberal Arts.   Joan married John J. Nestor Jr. in 1957 and eventually moved to Wantagh, NY where they began to build their life together and raise a family.   In 1976 they moved with their four children to Lighthouse Point, FL to begin a new chapter in their lives where they made many new friends.  Joan adapted quickly to the Florida lifestyle where she played tennis, golf and enjoy the pool and beach year-round.  It was in Lighthouse Point where Joan began her successful career in real estate.


Joan loved to travel and socialize at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club with her many friends, but her greatest joy were her four children and later, her seven grandchildren. Joan loved to spend time with her grandchildren and always made certain to have a full itinerary to keep them entertained.  The grandchildren always had fun stories to share about their times with Grandma Joan.


Joan is preceded in death by her husband John and  is survived by her four children – Patti Ann Magnuson , Kevin John Nestor (Diane), Karen Joan Blass (Jared), Pamela Jean McAdams  (Bill), her seven grandchildren, Melissa Cassio (Chris), Ryan Magnuson, Caitlin Nestor, Caroline Nestor, Rowan Blass, Whitman Blass and Bryce McAdams.  She is also survived by her brother Bob Smith, as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. 


Joan will always be remembered for her spunk and humor.  She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family. 

A private service will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation https://trustbridge.com/give/



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