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Joan Kostley Todaro

October 24, 1931 September 7, 2019
Joan Kostley Todaro
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Joan Kostley Todaro, 87, passed away on Saturday afternoon at Wayne UNC Health Care surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Michael B. and Victoria Treskovich Kostley and was married for 54 years to the late Colonel Michael J. Todaro. Joan was a faithful member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. She and her husband served many years as Coordinators of the St. Mary Respect Life Ministry. She also took great pride and joy in washing and ironing the church linen. Joan loved her family with all her heart and will be dearly missed.

Joan graduated from Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing in Latrobe, PA in 1952. As the wife of an Air Force dentist, Joan lived in many locations where she worked as an operating room nurse, supervisor, and instructor in various hospitals.

Joan and Michael were avid ballroom dancers as well as square dancers. They were smooth on their feet and a joy to watch. Joan was a talented seamstress and made many of their coordinating dance outfits. Their love for each other was evident to all who watched them glide across the dance floor.

Joan is survived by her sons, Mike Todaro (Nancy) of Goldsboro, Tom Todaro (Doreen) of Raleigh, and Greg Todaro (James) of San Francisco, CA; her daughters, Vicki Todaro of Goldsboro and Judy Casey (Daniel) of Pine Level; brother, Leonard Kostley of Greensburg, PA; grandchildren, Cocoa Bleth (Mike), Maytinee Fromm (Zach), Maria Russell (Daniel), Joseph DiCesare, Samantha Casey, Adam Casey, Edward Sievers, Tabbatha Patterson, Nina Albright, Barbara Adams, Chad Ricks and Ryan Ricks; and great-grandchildren, Miya, Paisley, Conrad, Ethan, Evan, Eliza Grace, Cody, Brody, Chloe, Corbin, Austin, Ashlin, Rayna, Makenna, and Saylor.

The family will gather at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for a recitation of the Rosary at St. Mary Catholic Parish followed by a time of visitation until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joan’s memory to St. Mary Catholic Parish, 1603 Edgerton Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or the Wayne Pregnancy Center, 3501 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534.


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Rosary

Wednesday

11

Sep

6:00 PM 9/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 6:30 PM 9/11/2019 6:30:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church

1000 N. Jefferson Avenue
Goldsboro, NC 27530

St. Mary Catholic Church
1000 N. Jefferson Avenue Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Sep

6:30 PM 9/11/2019 6:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church

1000 N. Jefferson Avenue
Goldsboro, NC 27530

St. Mary Catholic Church
1000 N. Jefferson Avenue Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

12

Sep

11:00 AM 9/12/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church

1000 N. Jefferson Avenue
Goldsboro, NC 27530

St. Mary Catholic Church
1000 N. Jefferson Avenue Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

3888 U.S. Hwy. 70 West
Princeton, NC 27869

3888 U.S. Hwy. 70 West Princeton 27869 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wayne Pregnancy Center

3501 E. Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC 27534

St. Mary Catholic Church

1603 Edgerton Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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