Joanne M. Swanson Massa, 88, of Warren, PA., died Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019 at Allegheny Health Network-St. Vincent, Erie, PA., after a brief illness. She was born October 8, 1930 in Warren, PA. Joanne was the daughter of Carl and Emma Manning Swanson. She was a lifelong Warren resident. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Red Hat Society, Warren Women’s Club. She was a volunteer with the Warren Public Library Association and Kinzua Valley Auxiliary. She was an avid Bridge Player.
Joanne is survived by her 6 children – Toni Loomis and husband, Chuck of N. Warren, PA., Michele Allen and husband, Kevin of Irvine, PA., Renee Sperry and husband, Skip of Akeley, PA., Anne Rich and husband, Martin of Jamestown, N.Y., Samuel J. Massa, Jr., and his wife, Gayle of N. Warren, PA., Peter Massa and his wife, Laurie of Omaha, NE, 3 Stepchildren – Joan Cornelius of Warren, PA., Dolores Grogan of Charlotte, N.C., Ronald Massa of Warren, PA., 13 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Massa, Sr. whom she married December 12, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1 Grandson, Christopher Sperry, 1 Stepdaughter, Barbara Miller, 1 Brother – Robert C. Swanson, Sr.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or Watson Memorial Home Resident Fund, 1200 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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