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JoAnne Sheridan

October 24, 1944 — February 11, 2024

Fort Pierce

JoAnne Sheridan, 79, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 11, 2024, with her sons by her side. 

 Born on October 24,1944 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Curry and Winifred (Lawlor) Curry. 

 JoAnne was the loving wife of Ronald P. Sheridan, Senior (who predeceased her in 2022) with whom she shared over 59 years of marriage. JoAnne is the mother of three sons: Ronald P. Sheridan, Jr., husband of Deborah (Harpel) Sheridan, of Downingtown Pa., Thomas W. Sheridan, husband of Lisa (Weber) Sheridan, of Ambler, Pa., and Timothy M. Sheridan, of Philadelphia, Pa. JoAnne was especially close to her niece Jennifer Sapira and her nephews Peter Staskin and Charles Staskin (deceased).

In addition to them, JoAnne is survived by 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. 

 As JoAnne journeyed through life, she left footprints everywhere she went… Footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith. From the time that she woke up in the morning and welcomed everyone with a bright and cheery "good morning sunshine" until the end of each day when she told everyone she cared about "I love you more"… she always made everyone feel loved. 

 Even though she has physically left us, we can look back and clearly see the trail that she left behind --- a trail of love, caring, compassion, faith and hope --- a trail that she has invited us to follow by finding the good in people and the joy in life.

 She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She was a strong woman… Not afraid of anyone or anything. She had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community. Most of all, she loved her family and instilled in her family strong values that have served them well. She kept our home warm, the quality of our lives rich and we never went hungry for her love.

 She taught us all what is truly important in life --- to love, support and care for our family and friends. We are all better off for having known her and it is a great privilege to be a member of her family or her friend.

 It is hard to say goodbye. We wish that we had more time, but she has left a legacy of her love and perseverance. The way that she has touched all of our lives will forever remain in our hearts. Her family and her role as a wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother was the most important thing to JoAnne. She was strong, capable and tireless, always striving to make everything better. 

 JoAnne gave much to many. This was the essence of a woman who is not just the matriarch of our family but a beacon of love, grace and resilience. She had the remarkable ability to find the goodness in everyone and she always found a way to help and comfort those in need.

 As we struggle to cope with the magnitude of her loss, we are committed to honoring and carrying forth her legacy in our hearts by embodying the virtues and values she held dear. She is, was and will always be our beloved mother, a remarkable woman and friend whose spirit will forever dance in our hearts bringing light, love, and joy as only she could.

 A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 10 AM at the Notre-Dame Mission Catholic Church, 217 N. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950. Burial at Sea is private. 

 Consistent with JoAnne’s love for gathering with family and friends (and dancing), a celebration to honor her life and legacy will be held by invitation on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 1 PM to 430 PM at the American Legion Post 40, 810 S. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

 An additional celebration of life in honor of JoAnne will be held by invitation later this spring in Philadelphia Area.

 JoAnne spent many years watching her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play youth sports. She believed in the opportunities afforded to children to travel to play these sports. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in JoAnne’s name to Downingtown Young Whippets. Checks can be sent to PO Box 159, Downingtown, PA 19335. Their website can be found here: 


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