November 25, 1930 - November 26, 2021
Joan M. (Kelly) Mastry passed away peacefully on November 26, 2021 one day after her 91st Birthday. Joan was born to the late Carl Kelly and Margaret (Maloney) Kelly on November 25, 1930. She grew up on the Westside of Syracuse and graduated in 1948 from Vocational High school. She then began her 40-year career with N.Y. Telephone, she retired as a supervisor in 1988. However, Joan’s life wasn’t defined by her career. She married her beloved Ralph on November 20, 1954, a marriage that would last for 60 years. During those 60 years they raised 2 children, made many lifelong friends, and kept close with their siblings and extended families. Family and Friends were what made Joan’s life complete. She was blessed with 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren who she loved and spoiled. After she retired, her and Ralph spent over 27 winters in Vero Beach, FL., where they formed many close friendships and made an abundance of beautiful memories. She loved playing bingo, cards, and casino slots. She enjoyed playing golf and was a great shopper. Her favorite sports teams where the NY Yankees and SU football and basketball. Joan’s smile could light up a room and she had a special talent for making friends and keeping them. She always said, “I’m so lucky to have so many friends.” This wasn’t luck, she kept those friendships alive by coordinating social activities or simply picking up the telephone and calling them. Her family’s nickname for her was “Joan The Phone” or JTP. Joan was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 2015. Surviving her are her daughter, Margaret (Charles) Labenski; son, Michael Mastry; grandchildren: Garrett (Maegan) Labenski, Ryan (Steven) Haselbacher, Mitchell Mastry and Madison Mastry and great grandchildren: Colton and Harper Labenski, Vienna Haselbacher, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Joan’s life will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY followed by Interment at Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks you consider donating to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or visit t2t.org or simply calling someone during the Holidays that you haven’t spoken to in a while, this would make Joan (aka JTP) smile.
Joan M. (Kelly) Mastry passed away peacefully on November 26, 2021 one day after her 91st Birthday. Joan was born to the late Carl Kelly and Margaret (Maloney) Kelly on November 25, 1930. She grew up on the Westside of Syracuse and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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