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Joan Denise Nozkowski

June 7, 1953 — January 3, 2020

Joan Denise Nozkowski (Papenmeyer), age 66, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones January 3, 2020. She was born June, 1953 in West Nyack, New York, to Robert and Doris Papenmeyer. She was married to her best friend for 28 beautiful years, Michael Nozkowski. Joan was such a kind and loving person. Her legacy of kindness and compassion is evident not only through the strength of her family but also through the many friendships she made throughout the years. Joan recently retired from Empire Blue Cross after 26 years of employment. Joan is survived by her 3 children: daughter Jennifer Brulatour and sons Joseph (Mary) Marsilio and Jon (Vanessa) Marsilio. Joan has 8 grandchildren: Matthew, Alexis, Justin (wife Aimee), Andrew (fiance BreeAhnna Manion) Brulatour, Nicholas, Jeremy, Ethan and Emily Marsilio; 3 great-grandchildren: Dominick, Andrew, Jr. and Jacob Brulatour; sisters: Jill Hanzus, Lisa Pantale, Lori Amodeo; brothers-in-law: Edward Hanzus, Robert Pantale and Anthony Amodeo; sister-in-law: Diane Papenmeyer and many nieces and nephews. Joan is predeceased by her brother Mark Papenmeyer. All of these people Joan loved and touched deeply. In lieu of flowers please donate, in Joan's memory, to the cancer center of your choice. Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, during the hours of 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York, 10950. Cremation will follow at Oxford Hills Crematory, Inc., Chester, New York. Funeral arrangements are under the personal care and supervision of Thomas & Brendan Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc. To offer an online memorial, please visit

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