Joanne Marsicano

May 31, 2022

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    • Obituary
      Joanne Marsicano, 76, of Hazleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening. Born in Hazleton, PA, she was the daughter of Josephine (DeForeman) Antonelli, Hazleton, and the late Francis X. Antonelli and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.
      Surviving, in addition to her mother is her husband of 49 years, Joseph Marsicano, Hazleton; daughter Maria Mignogna and husband Michael, grandchildren Lucia and Michael Mignogna, Malvern; brother Francis X. Antonelli and wife Mary, Hazleton; and sister Patricia Lowery and husband Paul, State College.
      Joanne was a graduate of the Pottstown School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in School Nursing from Bloomsburg University. Additionally, Joanne earned her Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from Marywood University. Joanne had a profound impact on her community where she worked for over 40 years as a respected and beloved school nurse in the Hazleton Area School District. She took pride in serving the students, staff, and parents of the district throughout the years. Joanne was the proud recipient of the Pearl Award given to women who demonstrate professionalism, excellence, achievement, responsibility, and leadership in their chosen careers. Joanne was a member of numerous professional education and nursing organizations on the local, state and national levels.
      More than anything, Joanne was a beloved wife, a devoted mother and doting grandmother (“Mimi”). She adored her grandchildren and always described them as “her world.” She loved every moment spent with them reading books, playing games, cheering them on at sporting events, and was always available for much-needed hugs, kisses, and snuggles. She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
      The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning, June 7th, in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton, from 9-10 A.M.  Her private Mass of Christian Burial will follow.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
      Donations can be made in Joanne’s memory to the Hazleton Area Public Library or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
      The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is entrusted with the arrangements. 
    • Guestbook
      Marylou Colombo
      Joe, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of JOANNE. Please accept my condolences to you and your children.
      I will be donating to St. Judes Children's Hospital in Joanne's name.
      I remember all the good times we had when I would go home to visit.
      She is now your angel in heaven watching over you.
      I am so heartsick about Joanne's death.  I had no idea she was ill.  We have been friends since we were kids.  We met at catechism at MPB and became fast friends.  She would come to my home for Sunday dinner and I would go to her home as well.    We stayed in touch over the years  and whenever I came to Hazleton we would get together.    She was such a great person and friend.   Dear Joe, Marie, Frank and Pat,  I am so sorry for your loss.  
      Mike, Pat, Kathleen Korb
      Many years ago, at A.D. Thomas School, Joanne did so much to help our daughter deal with a very tough health issue.  Joanne was so supportive and so encouraging and helped us all through some rough days.  Bless you.  You will be forever   remembered with great fondness!
      Linda Napoliello
      Heartfelt condolences to all. Through faith we believe Joanne's lively and loving spirit continues to shine brightly through the eyes of every life she has touched.
      God bless her precious soul and may she rest in eternal peace.
      Joseph Maduro
      Joe  So sorry for your loss.  Condolences to you and your family. Joanne was such a sweet lady. Her and my Mom were very close. I hope they are together again.
         Joey, Greg and Nadine Maduro
      Anthony and Kathy Dixon
      So very sorry to hear this news. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.
      Tony and Kathy
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