July 4, 1935 - June 12, 2021

Joan A. Beraldi, a longtime resident of Revere, Massachusetts, passed away on June 12, 2021 just weeks before her 86th birthday. Joan was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 4, 1935 to the late Walter and Josephine Trokiel. The family later moved from Cambridge to Revere in 1950. She is predeceased by her late husband Joseph L. Beraldi. Joan is survived by her son Robert J. Palermo of Revere, Massachusetts, and her daughter Deborah A. Belfiore and her husband Joseph Belfiore of Hampton, New Hampshire; her grandsons Robert J. Palermo Jr. and his wife Renee M. Palermo of Caledonia, Michigan, and Matthew P. Palermo and his wife Yulia Palermo of Dubai, UAE. She also leaves behind four great-grand-children Jadyn, Briella, Aleksandra and Ander Palermo, who she enjoyed spending time with on Facetime. Joan worked as an electronics technician in the Greater Boston area. After retirement, worked as a school bus driver taking special needs children to school. She enjoyed the relationships that she developed with many of the children and their parents and looked forward to greeting the kids each day. Joan enjoyed many activities and hobbies. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals with portions that were large enough to feed twice as many people than were seated at the table. Every holiday was like Thanksgiving. She also enjoyed taking an occasional break from cooking to eat at restaurants with family and friends, which was often an adventure for those at the table because of her high expectations of the quality of the cooking. She was passionate about animals and had many toy poodles as pets, including her favorite, Toby. She always kept a full bucket of peanuts on hand to feed the squirrels and birds. She traveled to various parts of the world, such as a trip with her daughter to Spain and another trip to Dubai to visit her grandson and his family. She enjoyed close-by trips with friends to local casinos. Finally, she enjoyed spending time outdoors planting flowers and various types of trees. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church on 250 Revere Street, Revere, MA. Following the services at Saint Anthony’s, she will be interred at the Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, MA. The burial service will be private for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, given her affection for animals, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston or a charity of your choice. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com

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