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Joan Eileen “Nana” Fuel Seminatore

Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 75)
Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Burial Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100121707 · View Source
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Moira - Joan E. Seminatore, 75, lovingly know as "Nana", died on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.

She was born in Watertown on December 23, 1936, daughter of the late Wayne and Eve Louise (Tennant) Fuel. She attended 6th and 7th Grade at SUNY Campus School in Potsdam, and then her family moved to Fulton, where she graduated high school. Joan graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1959, majoring in Mathematics and Psychology. She taught Jr. and Sr. High Math at Gouverneur and then at Greece Central School District in Rochester. where she met the love of her life.

On June 23, 1962, she married Santo M. Seminatore at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Rochester. They shared 50 years with a union of great support and devotion. In 1965, she moved back to Potsdam to live with her mother and grandparents, while her husband served in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam. She taught Math at St. Regis Falls Central School and in 1982, returned to college at SUNY Canton to earn a degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a RN at Canton Potsdam Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center and at the Psychiatric Hospital in Ogdensburg.

She was active in the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections for many years. She enjoyed traveling with good friends, reading and cherished get-togethers to play cards. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her three grandchildren. Joan had an incredible inner strength which showed in all her endeavors. Her values of family, loyalty to friends and appreciation of life will always be remembered.

She is survived by her loving husband, Santo of Moira; a son and daughter in law, Mark and Erin Seminatore of Issaquah, WA; a daughter and son in law, Kim and Fred Deshane of Winthrop; three grandchildren, Patrick and Matthew Seminatore of Issaquah, WA and Emily Deshane of Winthrop; a cousin, Linda and Ben Hunter of Harrisville; a sister in law and her husband, Angela and Don Perri of Rochester; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by a cousin, Orin Smiley and a brother in law, Angelo Seminatore.

Interment was made at Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam.

Sunday, 11/4/2012 Hammill FH

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  • Created by: Donald Wilcox
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100121707
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Eileen “Nana” Fuel Seminatore (23 Dec 1936–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100121707, citing Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donald Wilcox (contributor 47332553) .