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In Memory of

Joan Bollo Bastien

February 23, 1935 - March 14, 2015

Obituary


Joan Bollo Bastien died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Joan lived a long and faithful life. She attended Adelphi University and received a degree in early childhood education. Upon graduation, she worked as an elementary school teacher. During her 80 years she felt great fortune to have lived in several different countries and to have travelled all over the world. She finally settled down in Jacksonville in 1981, in her beloved San Marco, and immediately became an active member of the community. Joan was a member of...

Joan Bollo Bastien died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Joan lived a long and faithful life. She attended Adelphi University and received a degree in early childhood education. Upon graduation, she worked as an elementary school teacher. During her 80 years she felt great fortune to have lived in several different countries and to have travelled all over the world. She finally settled down in Jacksonville in 1981, in her beloved San Marco, and immediately became an active member of the community. Joan was a member of the Garden Club of Jacksonville, the San Marco Preservation Society and she was the President of her investment club.

As a lifelong Catholic Joan's faith was always strong and remained a defining influence in her life. She was a firm supporter of the Catholic Church and its various charities. Whether it was traveling to Haiti to help, and to bring attention to those less fortunate then herself, or her involvement in the Right to Life movement, she always remained true to her faith.

Born in Rockville Centre, New York, on February 23, 1935 Joan was the devoted daughter of the late Louis J. Bollo and Josephine W. Bollo of Centre Island, New York. She was, and always will be, a much loved and adored wife, mother and grandmother who is survived by her four devoted children, Marie-Noel Bastien, Elizabeth B. Borsch, Richard Bastien, and Suzanne Bastien Price and four beautiful grandchildren, Jack Borsch, Abigail Price, Oliver Price and Owen Price.

At the time of her death she remained an active member of the Basilica of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Jacksonville where a Memorial Requiem Mass will be held in her honor on Wednesday, March 18, at two o'clock in the afternoon. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.