Joan Andrea Kerns was born in Manhattan, NY - the daughter of John and Mary Catherine Ottaka, sister of Michael, John, and Maureen. Joan Kerns was a devoted Mother to Jimmy, Michael, and Colleen; Grandmother to Cassie and Collin. She was a loving wife to her husband James Kerns and now joins him in heaven. She was a dear sister (and sister-in-law) and favorite Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Joan was a caring and loyal friend to many people and a rock of support to all who called on her. Joan was a distinguished graduate of the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, in the Bronx, NY, and worked as a Registered Nurse in Manhattan and later on within an OBGYN practice in Rockville Center NY. Mom was old school and pulled no punches – but she was sweet and sentimental and always thoughtful of others. Unfortunately, with the current situation, we will not be able to send her off as she deserves – but know that once the dust clears, we will have the opportunity to celebrate her life together… to hug, to cry a bit, to laugh, and to remember an amazing woman who lived a life worth living. For now, take care of yourselves and each other and know that we will have our time together soon.
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