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Joan J. Barba (Bonanni)

April 12, 1943 - July 22, 2019

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Joan J. Barba, 76 of Pittston, passed away Monday morning, July 22, 2019 at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, with her family by her side.

Born in the Hilldale section of Plains Township, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Suzie (Mazarki) Bonanni.

She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, and beauty school. She was employed as a beautician and was owner/operator of Joan’s Beauty Shop, Pittston. She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Joan was a fabulous baker, great cook, and was always there for her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Joseph P. Barba on February 19, 2013, and her brother Paul Bonanni, Jr.

Surviving are her children Rochelle Meek and her husband Michael, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Sue Ann Shamnoski and her husband William, Pittston, and Joseph Barba and his wife Nettie, Exeter, grandchildren Joseph Preston Barba and his wife Kelsey, Matthew Shamnoski, Steven Shamnoski, and Morgan Meek, sister Emily Butch, Plains, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, C/O 100 William Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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