joanne m.riley
Greece: Thursday, June 23, 2011. Quietly passed away with her loving family at her side at the age of 54. Predeceased by her parents John 'Rip' and Dorothy (Graham) Riley. Survived by her beloved brothers, John (Sue), Donald (Reva), Robert (Terry), Stephen (Linda) Edward (Cheri); her Aunt Rosemary Connors and Uncle Don Graham; special Aunt to Brian, Tom, Jennifer Dovidio, Jay, Molly, Conor, Dan Brozost, Stephen, Kelly Braun, David, Jamie, Dan, Kate, Bridget, Kevin and Meghan Riley. Sadly missed by many cousins and close friends. A caring companion to many beloved pets. Our loving sister, aunt, cousin and friend will now finally be at peace and in our hearts forever. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers at the Highlands at Brighton Nursing Home. SHAMROCK Friends may call Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm or the charity of one's choice in her memory.

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  1. Dear Don, Reva, Bob and families,

    I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Warmest Regards,

  2. How sad i am to read of Joanne’s passing. We graduated from Mooney together and had sooo much fun with the DBLG. All those parties. Rest in peace Joanne.

  3. How wonderful for all the children that Joanne touched in her career in the ‘School Health Program’ at the Monroe County Health Dept.
    Her kindness and carrying manner was truly a blessing to the children in the intercity schools of Rochester. You will sadly be missed, but are now in peace and harmony for ever.
    I am so thankful to have known Joanne as a friend and co-worker all these years.

  4. I am overwhelmed with sadness at the loss of my childhood friend. Although the years have led us down different paths , memories of times gone by will always bring a smile and a feeling of thankfulness for having had Joanne in my life. Dear friend, I pray that you find peace and joy in your new life.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joanne. She was a beautiful woman and a friend. I remember the parties at her house with all the old gang. She will be missed dearly and will now be with her mom and dad. May god bless her soul.

  6. I am so very heartbroken over the loss of my childhood friend Joanne. I have so many wonderful memeories of both of us riding the school bus to MOS and spending all those wonderful years together. After MOS we attended Cardinal Mooney and your special friendship continued. Our paths crossed over the past 5 years or so and it was so wonderful to see you and share laughter as we did so often when we were young. You were just as beautiful, cheerful, and sweet as always! It was such a blessing to see you again! I know the Lord has made a very special place for you in heaven. May you know just how much you were loved my dear friend and may you now rest in peace. You will be sadly missed! My condolences to her beloved family and friends.

  7. I am very heart broken of the loss of Joanne, I worked with Joanne at the WIC program in the County.. We had many laughts together and a lot of talkes. She will be sadly missed a beautiful and kind person, you are in a better home now and may God be with you always. With much love to you..Till we meet Again keep on laughing.

  8. I am very sorry to hear that Joanne has passed away. I too have many great memories of growing up with the gang at school and down at the lake. I haven’t seen Joanne in many, many years but hope she finds peace and happiness in her new world.
    Good bye Joanne, we will miss you.

  9. I met JoAnn when she worked at the County. She was my favorite go-to person when I needed to vent. So funny! We wound up laughing away our problems. She is, indeed, at peace now. I’m so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with the Riley family.

  10. I met Joanne when I cared for her mother, Dorothy, when she was at Unity Hospital. Her devotion to her mother was very evident. Now they will be reunited. Condolenced to the rest of the family on the loss of this lovely woman.6

  11. I still can’t believe that you are gone. It was just yesterday that we were doing water aerobics together and then you were gone. I’m not sure what happened but I know now that you are truly at peace. May this next life be good to you. I will miss you my friend.

  12. I will always have fond memories of Joanne during our years at MOS. I remember helping to campaign for her mother when she ran for office. My mother also worked with Joanne at Latta Rd Nursing Home, and spoke very highly of her. I hope that Joanne is finally at peace, and I will add her to my prayer list.

  13. Joanne there are no real words to truly express all the emotions that each one of us is feeling as we mourn for you as you enter your new journey. May you find comfort and love in the arms of your loves ones who await you in heaven.

  14. Joanne was my first friend in my life! I can remember walking the beach to her house and sitting on the front porch with Rip (her dad) and he fed us potato chips and pop (I never got those at home) We were together to play every day either at her house or mine, swam, played beach games, rode bikes all over, rode horses together at the Lemke’s. Truly ALL of my BEST childhood memories were with Joanne and the Riley’s I was so saddened to hear of her passing and pray that all of the Riley family know that the Klipps here in Seattle will be missing her and praying for all of you.
    Hope to see you when I’m in Rochester this fall.

  15. My thoughts of Joanne are many and wonderful, may GOD bless her… we wish the rest of the family our prayers and good memories of of love lost to will be up to the ‘Boys’…. We’ll miss you Joanne…..may the pets be waiting…

  16. On behalf of the ‘Red Lemcke’ family we send our thoughts and prayers to Joanne’s family with their loss of our dear friend! Fond memories returned quickly of the times Joanne would come to our farm to ride horses over the summer when we were kids. My most fond memory was when my dad (Red) finally agreed to let us ride from Hilton to her house on the lake to swim the horses. What fun we had that summer!!!!!My dad ‘Red’ who was her bus driver sends his regards as well! See you in heaven Joanne!!!!!

  17. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Riley family: John Patrick, Don, Robert. Our prayers will go out for Joanne and her family.

  18. Shock and sadness are over whelming me as I read of Joanne’s passing. A childhood friend and beautiful girl who will be remembered and missed deeply. Will always remember the beach parties! May you rest in peace, Joanne. Heaven is a better place with you there.

    Chari Potter

  19. So many memories come flooding back of all our fun times with the lake gang. Joanne could always make us smile! May she be at peace now…strolling down the shores of a new lake in heaven with our other good lake friend, Geary….

  20. So sad to hear this news. I have so many fond memories of our childhood growing up on Edgemere Dr. having fun walking up and down the beach. My deepest sympathy goes out to Joanne’s wonderful family.

  21. Though it’s been many years since I’ve had contact with your families, I am truly saddened to hear of Joannes passing. I hope you all find peace and comfort in this difficult time. My prayers are with you. God bless.

  22. We have very fond memories of the time spent getting to know Joanne. She will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends.

  23. When you sit back & reflect on your life there are always people who come to mind in a good way-they bring a smile to your face & a warm feeling into your heart. ‘The lovely Joanne’ as I used to call her is one of those people.I hadn’t seen her in a few years but she had one of those faces you never forget,that smile & personality-I’ll miss her. Rest in Peace my friend Joanne-until we meet again. To her family,my condolences for your loss.

  24. Your very first 4th of July in heaven!! I bet the beach is even more beautiful than the one we grew up on and I can’t image how wonderful God’s fireworks display will be—ENJOY!!!!!

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