Lasting Memories

Joan Garofalo
Dec. 31, 1941-March 29, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Joan Garofalo entered into eternal life on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Joan died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

The daughter of John and Jane Agnew, Joan was born December 31, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee. Joan spent the majority of her life growing up in Northern California, and graduated from San Lorenzo High School in 1959.

Joan met her husband Bert in 1958. They were married in 1963 and made their home in Castro Valley where they welcomed three daughters. In 1977, Joan and Bert moved their family to Pleasanton.

Joan loved growing roses, genealogy, and traveling with Bert in their RV. Above all, she loved spending time with her family. Joan is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bert; her brother Joel; her daughters, Tiffany, April, and Linda; her grandchildren, Auston, Kira, Sam, Olivia, and Tory; and her great granddaughter Gemma.

Joan was generous and loving and touched the lives of many people in her 72 years. The family is comforted by their wonderful memories of time spent with their "Grammy" celebrating the deep love she shared and modeled for her family.