Graveside Sunday, March 20 11:45AM The service will be live streamed on the Sisskind Funeral Service Facebook page


Joanne R. Landy

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Joanne R. Landy of Falmouth, MA, formerly of Manlius, NY and Needham, MA, passed away on March 16, 2022. She was born on May 19, 1960. Joanne met her cherished husband of over 38 years, David Steinberg, at the age of 12 when David asked her to dance at an overnight camp social. Joanne and David met for the second time when they matriculated as freshmen at the University of Rochester, and the two have been in love and inseparable ever since. She was the devoted mother of two sets of twins and their spouses and partners: Matthew Steinberg and Alyssa Steinberg of Sharon; Michael Steinberg and Jake Pitochelli of Sharon;Danielle Kalette and Zachary Kalette of Roslindale; and Nicole Steinberg and Troy Sorrento of Boston. She was a proud and doting grandmother (or, as Joanne preferred to be called, “zsa zsa”) of Matthew and Alyssa’s daughter, Brooke. She was a dear sister to Fred and Fran Landy of West Hartford, CT, and Alex Landy and Alice Radin of North Caldwell, NJ. She is survived by her mother, Estelle Landy of Dedham. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, whom she adored: Cara and Robert Leichter; Brian and Melissa Landy; Cynthia Landy; Alan Landy and Vivienne Decker; Daniel and Alexandra Landy; Joshua Gensler-Steinberg and Marcie Kamerow; Micah Gensler; Annabel Banks; and Benjamin Banks. She was the loving grand-aunt of Teddy, Morgan, Sloane, Reid, Arthur, Annabelle, Piper, Hunter, and Adira. Joanne was born and raised in Newton, the daughter of Chester and Estelle Landy. She spent many summers as a camper at Camp Pembroke and graduated from Newton South High School in 1978. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, she obtained a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Then, often studying with the toddlers Matthew and Michael in her lap, she completed a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University. Her charismatic personality and infectious sense of humor won overlegions of friends over the years, and she enjoyed many lifelong friendships forged at camp, high school, university, law school, and beyond. She went on to develop a successful legal career in the Boston area, where she practiced for more than 15 years with specialties in divorce litigation and estate planning matters. Later on, she switched paths to pursue her passions for exercise and fitness. After gaining extensive training and experience as a fitness instructor in New York and on Cape Cod, Joanne started her own Pilates studio in Falmouth. Her business garnered a large, diverse, and loyal clientele. Although she was voted by her high school class as “least likely to have children,” Joanne’s four children were the center of her world. Her love for her children, family, and friends was unconditional, her laughter was loud, she adhered steadfastly to her principles, and her warmth enveloped all who encountered her. Services and burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park, 41 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on SUnday, March 20, 2022 at 11:45 am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in honor of Joanne may be made to Brain Trauma Foundation,, or to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts,

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