Joan Leister
January 25, 1937 - August 10, 2023

Joan (Giovacchini) Leister, 86, of Sneads Ferry, previously of Vienna, VA, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at her home.

She was born January 25, 1937 in Sanger, CA to the late Robert Giovacchini and Olga (Mencarini) Giovacchini and was the loving wife to Carroll Richard Leister. After high school, she went on to spend her career as a Programmer for IBM where she retired from. She was of the Catholic faith. In her spare time, she loved playing golf, traveling, cooking- especially desserts, doing crafts and playing cards.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her beloved step daughters, Deborah Turner of Frederick MD and Dawn Pumphrey of West Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Jessi Batchelor, Christopher Turner, Erin Turner, Ashley Pumphrey, Chelsea Pumphrey and Jillian Pumphrey; 10 great grandchildren; nieces, Mary and Laszlo Balaz, Diane Schrinel, Karen and Lynn Whitesell-and their children and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Giovacchini.

Celebration of her life will be held at a later date and details announced by the family.

To know Joan is to know she was a loving wife and good friend to many who will truly be missed by her family and the friends she and Richard have made in the North Shore community.

Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care of Jacksonville is serving the family.

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