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Joan E. Sagaas

Joan Elizabeth Sagaas

January 29, 1956 – January 19, 2018

Joan E. Sagaas

Joan E. Sagaas

Middletown, NY

Joan E. Sagaas (nee Small), a long-time resident of Middletown, New York, passed away at home on Friday, January 19, 2018. Joan was born in the Bronx on January 29, 1956. She was raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey and resided in Bergen County, New Jersey until the early 1990’s when she moved to Orange County, New York.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Shalyn (Eric) Roda, her loving mother, Frances V. Small, sisters Judith Small and Janet (Anthony) Gregory, a niece, Elena Gregory and aunt, Sister Florence Therese Sarsfield.

She is predeceased by her beloved father, John B. Small, and aunt, Anna Mae Sarsfield.

Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, New York. Funeral arrangements will be private at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shalyn Roda at Flawless Paws Pet Grooming, 13 James P. Kelly Way, Suite, D, Middletown, NY 10940 and will be utilized to support a non-profit charity that purchases Christmas gifts each year for the foster children of Orange County, New York.

Funeral arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service- Proudly serving Warwick and the surrounding communities. For directions or to leave a condolence please call 845-977-6127 or visit www.zmmemorials.com.


  • Anthony Gregory Posted January 23, 2018 4:24 pm

    I know this is cliche, but I truly wish that you REST IN PEACE JOAN. I know I can’t understand the magnitude in which you suffered, but I have had an experience that made me understand. I hope there is an afterlife where you will be happy along side your dad and aunt.

  • D Asare Posted January 24, 2018 5:18 am

    My family and I would like to send our deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your beloved Joan. Take comfort knowing that the Almighty God promises that you will see your loved one again which is stated at John 5 vs 28, 29 which states, All those in the memorial tombs will come out. And 1 Corinthians 15:26 assures us that death will be a thing of the past. So continue to turn to God during this most difficult time and cherish all the memories you created together with Joan. Once again our deepest sympathy to your family and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Asare Family

  • K Posted January 26, 2018 7:51 am

    May you rest in peace. I am sad to hear about your passing. You were an amazing person. Im thankful I had the ability to work with you! Rest in Peace.

  • Carol DiLorenzo Posted January 26, 2018 11:04 am

    Dear Small Family and Shalyn.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that Joan is finally at peace and that you all find comfort in that she is no longer suffering. God bless.

    Sending loads of love …

  • Shalyn Posted January 28, 2018 5:52 pm

    Mom I am sorry you suffered so greatly in this life and I am trying to see the light in the fact that you are finally at peace. I will forever cherish our good memories that made me the person I am. I am stronger for going through life fighting your illness with you and your suffering will not have been for nothing. I will make you proud. I promise. I love you.

  • Judy Posted January 31, 2018 9:44 pm

    Joan, I miss and love you so much. I can’t believe you are gone. We were inseparable when we were young. I miss your laughter and wit. It gives me comfort to know you are with Daddy and the family now. Rest in peace, Joan. I know you are watching over us. Love you to the moon and back.

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