Jo Ann F. Reed

September 24, 2023
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Canandaigua- Jo Ann F. Reed, age 63, passed away on  Sunday, September 24, 2023.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday (Sept. 30th) at 10 a.m., at Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Jo Ann was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Effa F. Forgue Reed and Joseph F. Reed.

She was a 1980 graduate of Marcus Whitman High School. Jo Ann loved people, especially her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed walking, gambling, playing the NYS Lotto and playing Bingo at the Salvation Army in Canandaigua.

Jo Ann is survived by 6 siblings, Mary (Christopher) Smaldone, Joseph (Tamara Karnes) Reed and Steven (Annemarie) Reed, Michael Reed, Paul (Aimee) Reed and Doris (Karl) Trumble; nieces and nephews, Michele (Christopher) Giordano, Christopher (Christa) Martin, Jennifer Martin, Michael (Allison) Reed, Ashley (Tony) Scarborough, Stephanie (Andrew) Corino and Austin Reed.

She is also survived by 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Savannah (Brian) Blankenship, Destyni McBride, Nevaeh Gell, Novah Giordano, Davin Martin, Booker Martin, Annleigh Martin, Gabriel Reed, Radien Reed, Veronika Reed, Kane Scarborough, Arya Scarborough and Cosmo Corino; and one great-great-niece, Saylor Blankenship; and numerous cousins.

Jo Ann was predeceased by her mother, Effa F. Reed in 2023; her father, Joseph F. Reed in 1989; and one brother, David Reed in 1983.

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Graveside Service

Gorham Cemetery

Saturday, September 30, 2023
10:00 AM
2900 County Road 18
Gorham, NY
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Brianna Turner (Stonewell ) from Farmington, New York on Sep. 25, 2023

Steve, Annmarie, Ashley, Stephy and Austin.. better known as, my second family. I am so unbelievably sorry to hear of Aunt Jo Ann’s passing, She and Grandma Effie were such huge parts of mine and Aaron’s childhood growing up and into adulthood. Always making us feel a part of the family, Jo Ann was so kind and always had a smile on her face. She was a joy to be around and I know will be missed immensely by you all, sending you all my love during this difficult time. Love always, Brianna

Judy Corino from Rushville, NY on Sep. 25, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and is back with her Mom and Our Lord.

Tim Bennett from Rushville on Oct. 5, 2023

I worked with jo Ann at the inn on the lake on the overnight shift she was a wonderful person and I am sorry for your loss

Hayley Offen from Canandaigua, NY on Oct. 12, 2023

My thoughts and prayers to Joannes family, I just seen you and we sat and chatted for a bit. I'm in disbelief💔 Fly high angel🙏

Linda Schmelzer from Riverton Utah on Oct. 12, 2023

So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and love your way.

Debbie Gale from Canandaigua NY on Dec. 16, 2023

I am only just finding it his terrible news. Jo Ann was a loyal regular customer at the old Byrne Dairy store in Canandaigua and we got to know each other well! We didn't get to see her often once that store closed, but I was fortunate enough to have run into her this summer and catch up a little. She was such a joy to know. She will be forever missed!

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