JoAnn Smith

JoAnn Smith

1941 - 2022

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JoAnn Smith


New Hartford - JoAnn Smith, 80, of New Hartford passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 peacefully in her home.


She was born in Frankfort on November 10, 1941, the daughter of the late Paul and Angelina Puleo, Sr. She attended Frankfort schools and graduated from Frankfort Schuyler High School with the class of 1959. JoAnn was employed as a Secretary for Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY, The Pentagon, Washington DC, Richards Gebaur AFB, MO, RADC, Rome in the Research and Development Division, Department of the Treasury in the General Council Department, Washington DC, Vanderbilt School of Law, Nashville, TN and she returned to Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome NY serving with NEADS until her retirement in 2002. She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Frankfort and St. Peters Church, Rome. She was a member of YMCA, G.A.L.S. Club, Red Hat Society, Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens and the South Rome Senior Citizens. 


JoAnn is survived by her beloved son and daughter in law, Paul and Judi Smith, Utica; her sister & brother in law, Rose Marie & Anthony Abone of Clinton and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Puleo and Paul Puleo Jr. and her sisters in law, Rosalie Puleo and Joanne Puleo. 


Her funeral will be held Tuesday morning, May 17, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, S. Frankfort St. Frankfort where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Avenue, Frankfort. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to her neighbors at The Community of Sunset Woods, for the wonderful friendships she made there.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in JoAnn’s memory may be made to, Arthritis Foundation  P.O. Box 96280 | Washington, DC 20077;  American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


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