2012-08-09 / Obituaries


Joan E. Trombetta, of Middlefield, Ct., and a longtime former resident of Mahopac, passed away on Wednesday August 1, 2012, at the age of 81. Joan was born in Passaic, N.J., on December 25, 1930, the daughter of Kurt and Anna (Kleschka) Beger.

She graduated from Mahopac High School and subsequently attended secretarial finishing school in New York City. Upon completion of her studies, she accepted a position at Lincoln Hall, where she met her future husband, Louis A. Trombetta, whom she married on February 14, 1953.

Joan was a teacher’s aide at BOCES in Yorktown Heights, retiring in 1996. In her younger years, Joan was the organist at the Red Mills Baptist Church in Mahopac Falls. In addition to the organ, she played the piano, cello and French horn and played with the Yorktown Grange Symphony.

She was a member of the Italian- American Club in Mahopac and was a past president of its ladies auxiliary. While in Mahopac, Joan served as an election poll worker for the Putnam County Board of Elections. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing all kinds of card games, especially bridge, with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Louis and Margaret of Suffern; Christopher and Kathryn of Pine Plains; and Robert and Sarah of Middlefield; her brother and sister-in-law, Kurt and Carol Beger of Mahopac; her grandchildren Curtice, Louis, Thomas, David, Lauren, Kristen, Steven and Robert; and two great grandsons. Joan was predeceased by her husband Louis on April 8, 2002.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 4, at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. Interment followed at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery, Mahopac Falls.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Smilow Cancer Center at Yale University Hospital, “Closer to Free,” P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519.

For further information and to send online condolences, please visit josephjsmithfuneralhome.com.

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