Joanne Sylvester returned to her heavenly Father, passing peacefully at home with her husband of 62 years, by her side. Joanne was born and raised in New York City, moving to West Palm Beach in 1958 with her husband, Raymond. She was one of the early pioneers of the Palm Beach Civic Opera, now known as the Palm Beach Opera. Joanne sang at several local churches, countless weddings, funerals and other events throughout her life. She was soloist at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Palm Beach from 1978 through 1989, and continued with the St. Edward’s Choir until 2016. Joanne is survived by her husband, Raymond, and her children, Richard (Jean), Stephen, Philip, Christina Torres (Israel), and Joanna Sylvester-Hartman (Ben), and grandchildren Nick, Olivia, Elizabeth, Jack, and Noah, her brother John Pennino of New York City as well as her two faithful canine companions Dino and Mia. Joanne has always been an animal advocate. The family home was never without a pet, usually more than one. Throughout her life, Joanne’s love and compassion toward animals and humans, especially children, was evident to anyone who knew her.