Former North Fork resident Joan Marie Akscin died Jan. 25.
She was born July 5, 1953, to Emily T. (Mileska) and William J. Borkowski in Riverhead, N.Y.
Raised in Cutchogue, N.Y., she was a graduate of Southold High School and Middletown State Hospital of Nursing.
Ms. Akscin raised her family in Southold and worked as a registered nurse at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y., until her retirement in 1997. She later lived and worked as an R.N. in Statesville, N.C., and Ormond Beach, Fla., before moving to Clover, S.C., in 2018.
According to her family, Joan was a devout Christian who enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, painting and spending time with her family.
Predeceased by brothers David Borkowski and William Borkowski Jr., Ms. Akscin is survived by her children, Andrew Akscin of Greenport, N.Y., and Tracey Goff of Holly Hill, Fla.; brothers Larry Borkowski of Mint Hill, N.C., Michael Borkowski of Clover, S.C., and Marty Borkowski of Statesville, N.C.; as well as aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews.
A private family celebration of her life is planned at a later date.