Giovanina (Joanna) Daniello


Giovanina (Joanna) Daniello, beloved sister, aunt and friend passed away on May 19, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital Residential HealthCare Facility.

She was born in Rome, NY on June 24, 1936, a daughter of Nicholas and Francesca Piccola Daniello. Joanna cherished her memories of growing up in East Rome in her large Italian-American Catholic family. She was baptized in and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1954 and worked at Griffiss AFB in RADC for many years. In 1963 she moved to Los Angeles where she became a realtor, owning her own business: Pacific Heritage. She later lived in Las Vegas where she worked for the City for many years. After retiring, she came back to Rome to be near family. Joanna will be remembered by all of us as a fun-loving person who loved planning family get-to-gethers and she was always the life of the party.

Joanna is survived by a brother Francis Daniello, Rome; sisters Lucy Gleba, Rochester; Sarah Ramsay, San Pedro; Virginia Spina, Rome; Linda (Richard) Marocchi, Lee Center; and sister-in-law Nina Daniello, Rome. Also surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge two special nieces who for many years lovingly and loyally took care of their Aunt “Jage”: Diann Daniello, Arizona, and Julie Howard, Rome.

She was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis Daniello, Peter and Jennie Arena Daniello, Nick and Patti Major Daniello, and Gene Daniello; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Foster “Mac” Spadafora, Anna Thomas, and Margaret (Peggy) Daniello. Also predeceasing her were sister-in-law Donna Enslin Daniello; and brothers-in-law Spencer Ramsay, Louis Spina, and Ronald Gleba; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece.

The family would like to thank Rome Memorial Hospital’s RHCF for their compassion and loving care while Joanna resided there.

Due to the pandemic, funeral and burial services will be private for family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an animal shelter of your choice in Joanna’s memory.

Arrangements by Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.


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