Greece: Friday, January 3, 2014. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Marie Gulisano. Survived by her husband of 48 years, Girard 'Jerry' Stirpe; her children, Gina Hill, Joy (Mike) Marmo, Joseph (Chris) Stirpe; grandchildren, Ashley (Devin) McGrath, Kailey Marmo, Michael Marmo, Samantha Stirpe, David Stirpe, Olivia Hill, Anthony Stirpe, Bruce Hill and Meghan Stirpe; sister, Marie (Tom) Horn; dear friends. Friends are invited to celebrate her life Monday (January 6th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leo Center for Caring at St. Ann's in her memory. For more information or to sign Josephine's guestbook please visit

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  1. <3 <3 <3 Joy and your family I am soooo sorry…God’s loving arms now embrace the one you loved, in heaven. Praying that those very same arms hold you close to comfort your broken heart. <3 <3 <3 Love, Merribeth ~

  2. Dear Family, JoAnn leaves me with awesome memories of days well spent with family gatherings at cottage clambakes. My parents loved Jerry and JoAnn..if you see Jerry you see JoAnn…if you see JoAnn you see Jerry. Their home was always open to share a cup of coffee and a kind word. JoAnn’s devotion to family was an inspiration. And she always had words of faith and encouragement for a friend. Her example of faith and strength and the unending capacity to give a hug and smile even when in pain was unbelievable….You are so loved JoAnn …what greater accomplishment? Love, Elaine Tannous

  3. I am so sorry in the loss of Joann she was a wonderful wife ,mother and grandmother she will be truly missed by all To my friend Gina and Joy prayers are coming your way to you and your family cherish the memories and hold them close to your Heart !may she R.I.P. love you Terry and Tom Randazzo

  4. Uncle Tony and Aunt Millie extend our sympathy to everyone. Joann will be deeply missed but she knew where she was going–to be with Jesus. Her Christian faith was very evident to all that knew her. She was a very sweet lady and we are glad to have known her.

  5. Dear Jerry and family: Time passes so quickly . It seems only a few weeks ago I saw all of you at Joe’s service and your home. We always promised to get together andthat seems to be the way things are.I do have stored in my memeory fond memories of all of you The memories of years ago when we would get together are treasures and priceless. I truly believe that the next journey will be one that we can all look forward to when our time comes.I pray that there is comfort in that when the last part of life’s journey begins.HOw we treat each other and what we do now is what is important. May all of you find comfort in the memories past. Love Bruce Bernhard

  6. Jerry, Joe and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. To Jerry, Joy, Gina, Joe and all the family,
    We will always remember Joann as loving her family deeply and unconditionally. She was always there with her generous ways. We will always admire how strong her faith was and now she has a special place with the Lord. We’re sure as in the past she will keep on praying for all of us and watching over her family.
    We will miss you.

  8. To Jerry, Gina, Joy, and Joe,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and I will treasure my memories of JoAnn. Love to all of you. Toby

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