She was an English teacher at Elyria High School for 17 years, retiring in 1999. Prior to that, JoAnn taught in the Xenia and Glenville School Districts. JoAnn was a former leader and member of 3rd Order of Franciscans at St. Anthony Church in Lorain. She was a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and a former teacher for Cleveland and Lorain Right to Life.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Michael; sons, Jeremy (Nancy) and Jeffrey (Robin); six grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, Emily, Michael, Joseph and Matthew.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Ellen Molinaro.
Friends may call Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Road, Avon. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 A.M., Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 521 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, with Father Steven Shields as the Celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709.