Joanne Daisy Stormo Coleman

Obituary of Joanne Daisy Stormo Coleman

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Due to the current New York State restrictions in place, the funeral home has a limited capacity of 50% for visitors. Please be aware that if the family has reached visitor capacity, family & friends who wish to visit may be requested to wait until the chapel has space to accommodate more visitors. Masks are required at all times. Joanne Coleman, affectionately known as Daisy, 66, passed away on March 22, 2021 after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Joanne was born stronger than most of us in 1954 in Oceanside, NY to Ivan and Gertrude Stormo, two Norwegian Americans who raised seven children together. Joanne leaves behind her loving and doting husband and teammate of forty years, Thomas Coleman, her two children, Mary Coleman and Thomas Coleman Jr., and her fur baby, Ernest the Cat, who all made up the entirety of her world. Joanne taught her children to always see the good in everything, forget the small stuff, and to always look for a bargain and bring a coupon while you’re at it. Jo loved sunbathing and working in her garden with her husband, cultivating the juiciest tomatoes and the prettiest stargazer lilies you’ve ever seen. It was no wonder that she was chosen in 2013 as the Best Mom on Long Island because at every opportunity, she put others, especially her family, before herself. There was never a garage sale or a flea market that Jo would pass up and she decorated her beautiful home with the treasures she found along the way. Ever the giver and faithful parishioner, Joanne donated both her time and belongings to the church. Throughout her life, Jo, also known as “The Bear”, worked in banks, as a baker, and later as a floral designer. Besides her husband and children, Joanne is survived by five of her six adoring siblings, James Stormo, Tracey Kroeger, Christopher Stormo, Elizabeth Miano, Karen Schroeder, and two brothers-in-law, Joseph and Robert DeVito, and all of their respective families including seventeen nieces and nephews. Joanne’s devoted mother-in-law, Mary DeVito, who stepped in after her mother passed away, is devastated to learn that they’ll no longer dance the night away together at happy hour. And of course, Jo leaves behind her friends, who she made easily and often throughout her life—she couldn’t go anywhere without knowing someone there. We all wish Jo was still with us, but we know she’s smiling down on us from Heaven where she is embraced by her parents, drinking endless cups of coffee with her sister Sue Castiglia, and laughing with her father-in-law Joe “Archie” DeVito over Chinese food. Please help us celebrate her life and memory. A masked, socially distanced viewing ceremony will be held on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m. at the Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc. Funeral Home located at 302 So. Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY, 11710. Joanne’s burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery and is closed to family. Donations may be made in Joanne’s honor to The Lustgarten Foundation here toward their mission to cure pancreatic cancer. Please share your memories of Joanne here. [https://events.lustgarten.org/JoanneStormoColeman] “ Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same, if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on 'cause I know I don't belong here in heaven…”
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Sunday
28
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc.
302 So. Bedford Ave.
Bellmore, New York, United States
Sunday
28
March

Funeral Service

4:00 pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc.
302 So. Bedford Ave.
Bellmore, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Calverton National Cemetery
Route 25
Calverton, New York, United States