Joann Marie (Ianello) Mackowiak was born in Dunkirk, NY on June 3rd, 1939 to Martha and Joseph Ianello. As a member of Dunkirk High school's class of 1957, she was active in many organizations, including Honor Society, Senior Council, and Tri-Hi-Y. She was a parishioner at Holy Trinity, where she married her husband, Robert, in 1960. <br />
Joann received her Bachelor's Degree in Education at SUNY Fredonia in 1961. She taught at Forestville Central School and Fredonia Baptist Pre-school. In the 1970's through 1990's she served as Director of Holy Trinity Church's "Love and Learn" Pre-school in Dunkirk. She also worked as a consultant for Laidlaw Publishing, specializing in Elementary School Text Books that were used throughout the US. She was a generous, kind and energetic force in various community organizations including School Four P.T.O., Brooks Hospital Auxiliary, Elk's Club Auxiliary and the Holy Trinity Women's Guild. <br />
Joanne brought her dynamic spirit, creativity, and humorous flair to every room she inhabited, whether she was working on School Four Christmas Bazaars, as a member of the Brooks Hospital Auxiliary, or as host of the Card Club, with its 40-year history. <br />
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and ranconteur! "Joanie" was the host of many unforgettable gatherings and always the life of the party. She will be greatly missed by everyone who's lives she's touched. <br />
Joanne is survived by her children Robert, Leigh, Sean, his wife Jennifer; adoring grandchildren Mattea, Elise, Donovan and Harrison; sisters Carol Ianello and Linda & her husband Ted Sek; in-laws Ron and Barbara Mackowiak, nieces and nephews, Randy, Rick, Renae, Paul, Joseph, Ron, Cherie, and Tara. Joanne was preceded in death by her siblings Mary Lou and Joe Ianello and her partner in life, husband Robert Mackowiak.
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