Joan B. DeMarinis of Riverhead died peacefully at home Sept. 4. She was 76.
She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Brooklyn. She belonged to the Port 5 Naval Veterans Association Auxiliary Club in Bridgeport, Conn., and retired to Long Island 18 years ago with Pat, her husband of 54 years, and her pets.
Family members said she enjoyed arts and crafts, including QVC, and loved to draw and paint. She was everyone’s mom and a loyal friend, they said, and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Funeral services will take place Friday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice or the ASPCA.