Joanne Theresa Cavallo, 62, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2022, after 3 years living with lung cancer.
Joanne was born on November 20, 1959, in Saranac Lake, NY to Frank and Julie Darrah. With her two older sisters, Kathy and Donna, she grew up on McComb Street and graduated from Saranac Lake High School, Class of 1977.
Joanne’s nurturing spirit led her to pursue a career in nursing, and she graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1981. She returned home to start her career at Adirondack Medical Center where she worked as a registered nurse for 38 years, most notably in ASU, endoscopy, and the pain clinic, until her early retirement in 2019.
Joanne met her husband Jerry Cavallo in 1982, and they were married less than a year later on March 19, 1983. Joanne and Jerry spent 39 wonderful years sharing in a loving, dedicated marriage. Of all her life’s accomplishments, Joanne took the greatest pride in her children, Christopher and Alyssa. But she always said the only thing better than being a mother was being a grandmother, and she doted on her grandchildren, Oliver and Juliet.
Joanne loved her family, reading, good food, and white wine. She was inspired by talented musicians like Carly Simon, Carole King, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, and Elton John. Many of Joanne’s favorite times were spent on her porch or in the sun on the lakes of the Adirondacks and the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Joanne is survived by her husband Jerry, her son Christopher and wife Michelle with their children Oliver and Juliet, her daughter Alyssa Fairchild and husband Colt, sisters Kathy Stephen and Donna Deily, along with brother-in-laws Dormer Stephen and Dennis Deily, sister-in-law Ellen Campion, all the nieces and nephews she adored, and her closest friends Laurie, Ellen, and Veronica. She also leaves behind her beloved cat, Roxanne.
There will be a funeral for family held at Assumption Catholic Church in Lauderdale By The Sea, FL on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00am. A live feed and recording of the funeral will be available at http://www.Facebook.com/assumptioncatholicchurchbroward to watch online for those who loved Joanne but cannot attend in person.
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