Joann M. Breslin

Joann M. LATHAM Joann M. Breslin, 74 of Latham, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2021, at the Teresian House Nursing Home in Albany. Born November 25, 1947, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late James T. and Elizabeth M. (Monahan) Breslin. Joann is survived by her sister, Maryann (James) Fazzone; and her nephews, Justin Fazzone and Michael (Kate) Fazzone. Joann earned a bachelor’s degree at Trinity Washington University then continued on to earn a master’s degree in Journalism and Communications from NYU. Joann worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for 23 years. First, as a speech writer for the Director of PATH, and wrote articles regarding the airports in the PA Employee magazine. It was these skills and experience which allowed her to become the PATH senior customer service supervisor handling many crises, particularly during September 11, 2001. Joann started each day with the objective of helping anyone in her path and always lived with excitement in each moment. She was so generous with her time and truly enjoyed listening to others. Giving to others was a core value. She spent over 20 years teaching English as a second language to people moving from Puerto Rico, and prepared them for job interviews. She organized a theatre group for fellow tenants in the World Trade Center, getting group discounts to Broadway Show premieres. Joann shared her talents and love of musicals, performing in many community theatre shows. Her talents for words and communication were boundless.

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