Joan Tanos, 87, creator of the award-winning cheesecake, baker of Italian cookies, avid gardener and long-time community volunteer, died on March 16, 2021. Joan was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Bonanni) and Louis Stracqualursi. Devoted mother of Tuesday Thomas and her husband, Can Keskin, of Gloucester, MA. She is survived by many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raised in Hyde Park, Joan graduated from Hyde Park High School and lived in the area her entire life. Joan worked for the Sturtevant Fan division of Westinghouse and later Howden-Sirocco, from which she retired. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday morning from 9-10:45 at the Carroll Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park followed by a Funeral Service at Hope Baptist Church 1918 River Street Hyde Park at 11 Please wear mask and respect social distancing. Internment at Fairview Cemetery Hyde Park.
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