Joan M. Manno

Joan M. Manno

October 23, 1934 - July 04, 2015

Joan M. Manno

October 23, 1934 - July 04, 2015


Joan Madeline Manno, of Aliso Viejo, California left her body on July 4, 2015, of natural causes.

Services will be held at O’Connor Mortuary Funeral Home
Address: 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone:(949) 581-4300

Viewing: 4:00 PM
Service: 4:30 PM

Services are open to the public, and her surviving children encourage you all to attend to Celebrate her Life.

Joan was born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Madeline Manno. She is survived by her nine children named below and18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Joseph Teglovic, of Aliso Viejo, California
Mary Russo, of Dallas, Texas
Richard Teglovic, of Port Angeles, Washington
Eugene Teglovic, of Denver, Colorado
John Teglovic, of Aliso Viejo, California
Joan Teglovic, of Dubai, UAE
Maria Marshall, of Huntington Beach, California
Gina Bernady, of Arlington, Texas
Mary Grace Souter, of Seal Beach, California

Joan was a graduate of Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine, with undergraduate and master’s degrees in social sciences and law. She excelled as a social worker, legal researcher, real estate broker, shopkeeper, and many other trades.

But Joan’s purpose in life was much greater than her education and professions. Joan was an inspiration to hundreds of people. A deeply spiritual woman, she unselfishly dedicated her life to teaching Christ’s principles through her actions. She embodied Christ’s message of miracles: “These and greater things you shall do.” Joan’s life was a shining example of this message. Like Christ, she healed the sick with her words and her touch. She fed fish and loaves to the hungry, when there was nothing to be found. She loved her enemies, and made friends of them and of their enemies. She taught others to see who we truly are: Spiritual beings having a human experience.

We cannot count the number of lives she touched with her healing wisdom. From raising her own children out of poverty in her youth, to ministering Christ’s message of love from her pulpit in the Seal Beach Angel store, combined with decades of love and service in between, Joan will continue to be an inspiration to anyone whom she touched. Joan was truly a messiah. A teacher. No one we know walking the earth could be closer to Christ.

We all heard her message: Unconditional love. Kindness, without prejudice. Hope. A pointer to the connection to the almighty spirit that is ever-present, yet so elusive to most of us.
If you were to ask Joan what her message was, she’d no doubt say, ‘My life is my message.’ “And It’s Only Temporary.” How many of us can say that? Indeed, her life was her message.

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11 responses to Joan M. Manno

  1. Joe Zefran says:

    Joan is a radiant spiritual being who was having an experience as a beautiful human being. She raised 9 children so that each are their own unique and beautiful expressions of the God in the world. Mary Kay and I have been so blessed to know Joan. Like Joan, I believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience on a journey to be in a state of joy forever. Joan, we are so happy that you are in joy forever NOW.

  2. Judy Hobbs says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Joan M. Manno

  3. To all my dear cousins. , I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved mom. I know it is a very sad sad time for you all. We can all rejoice that she is safe in the ever loving arms of our blessed savior. She is enjoying her reward for being a good servant. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Our moms are there in heaven together with our lord. Thank you Jesus for saving us and giving us everlasting life. :heart::heart::heart:

  4. I remember the first day I met Joan It was at a meeting at Shanti Orange County In Laguna Hills, Ca. She was so happy and upbeat I had to meet her and introduce her to the staff she had so much charm and good thoughts. When I was down we would pray together she would lead I would be there with her she cooked and would always be concerned about my well being. I will never forget her especially when I had challenges she would help me out. She is one of a kind woman I will always cherish our times we spent together. I loved her I miss her and I will always remember and love her all the rest of my life. She is and was a very spiritual person I thank her for always helping me out when times were tough. I love you Joan I know your with your maker you belong there.
    Always, your dear friend kisses, Javier

  5. mark r urban says:

    I meet Joan in Hoffs Hut in Long Beach having breakfast. We talked for an hour I am from Ohio like her. She worked in 1984 cica for James Publishing Group then. I was nervous about taking my Ham radio license test. She wrote on the back of her business card
    God did not give me a spirit of fear but of power,might and a strong mind. It’s God’s desire that we should prosper and be in good health.

    She was so nice to help calm my nerves. God bless her. I was so glad to meet her.

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