Born May 15, 1933, in Dover, Joanne M. Marchione ’65 was a daughter of the late Arcangelo and Carmela Tristano Marchione. Joanne graduated from St. Mary’s (Immaculate Conception) High School in Dennison, Ohio, in 1951, and graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1954. She also studied at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and SCU, and did postgraduate work toward her dissertation at the University of Washington. Joanne retired after a 25-year-career as a professor of nursing from the University of Akron. She had a special fondness for animals, and especially children, which was evident by all the games and activities she would plan for her nieces and nephews at family gatherings. At age 86, Joanne passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2019, at Park Village Southside in New Philadelphia. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Talarico; sister-in-law Polly Marchione; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and her special niece, Cindy Jones who cared for her like a daughter. She was also preceded in death by her five siblings, Pauline (Glenn) Smith, Ruby (Stan) Massarelli, Anthony Marchione, and Dean Marchione; her special uncle who helped raise her, Tony Tristano; her closest and dearest friend, Susan; brother-in-law Anthony “Bugs” Talarico; nephew Greg Massarelli; and niece Dianne Talarico.

22 Oct 2019