Niagara Gazette

May 11, 2013

Joanne Johnson

Niagara Gazette


Joanne (nee Boyd) Johnson, 77, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY, while surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 9, 1935 in Springdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Esther (Schafer) Boyd, Sr.
Mrs. Johnson came to the Niagara Falls area as a child with her family and attended local schools. On September 19, 1964, Joanne married Robert J. Johnson in Prince of Peace Church. Throughout her life, she was primarily a home maker. Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. John de LaSalle Roman Catholic Church. Joanne loved taking care of her family, which was the most important aspect of her life. She also enjoyed reading, cooking and politics.
In addition to her beloved husband of forty-eight years, Mrs. Johnson is survived by six daughters, Linda (David) D'Angelo of Wheatfield, NY, Cheryl (Gerard) Kline of Amherst, NY, Diane Fegatilli of Grand Island, NY, Darlene Fegatilli of Wheatfield, NY, Barbara (James) Dotts of Niagara Falls, NY and Mary Elizabeth (David) Ungaro of Grand Island, NY and was predeceased by an infant son, Robert Joseph Johnson, Jr. Joanne is also survived by nine grandchildren, Mark (Stefanie) D'Angelo, Nicholas (Carla) D'Angelo, Kevin Kline, James Kline, Thomas Kline, Matthew Dotts, Jessica Ungaro, Joshua Ungaro and Anna Ungaro; three great-grandchildren, Lauren and Maya D'Angelo and Alexander Dehn-Kline; her lifelong friend, Anita Nart of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and infant son, she was predeceased by her first husband, Victor Fegatilli, who passed away in March of 1960; and five siblings, John L. (late Geraldine "Jerry") Boyd, Jr., Rosemary (late Paul) Schul, Donna (Robert of the Town of Niagara, NY) Wade, Sandra (Bruno of Grand Island, NY) Moretti and David (Barbara of Massachusetts) Boyd.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 3-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007), where funeral services will begin on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM which will be celebrated in St. John de LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Slavomir Siok, SAC serving as celebrant. Prayers of committal and entombment will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery in North Tonawanda, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
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