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Joan E. (Milani) Wayshak

Joan E. (Milani) Wayshak
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Of Malden.  “Nani” as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully at her home in Malden on Wednesday February 22nd, 2023 after a long battle with PSP. Beloved wife of the late Joseph V. “Papa Joe” Wayshak and daughter of the late Maurice and Rita Milani. Nani was born, raised and educated in Charlestown. She is a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1962. She worked as an Executive Assistant for the Malden Chamber of Commerce, retiring after many dedicated years of service.
Nani was extremely loving and proud of her children; Corinne Wayshak of California; Gina Hames and her husband John of Malden; Bonnie Littlejohn and her husband Scott of Malden; and her son Joseph “Jay” Wayshak of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nani was the beloved grandmother of Nicholas and Ryan Hames, Gianna Gonzales, and Alyssa and Erica Littlejohn. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She is now rejoined with her husband of 52 years, Papa Joe, her late sister Diana, and her parents.
Nani was an avid Red Sox fan and will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, passion for Drum Corps, and spending family vacations on Cape Cod.
The family received friends and family at the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden on Sunday February 26th. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church Malden on Monday. Services concluded with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the PSP Care Center at Lahey Hospital, c/o Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805.

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