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KINGSVILLE – JoAnn D. Leardi, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

JoAnn was born on Jan. 13, 1936, in Youngstown, the daughter of T. Samuel and Rose (Lepore) Traino.

She was a 1954 graduate of Chaney High School.

JoAnn married her husband, Vito Leardi on Aug. 24, 1957, and spent her life raising her family.

She was also the owner and operator with her husband, Vito of Locust Lane Camp Grounds in Conneaut from 1976 to 1995.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, the Ladies Guild, she taught C.C.D. and was very actively involved with the church. JoAnn enjoyed gardening, feeding birds, and she especially loved the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vito Leardi in 2018; son Richard Leardi in 1979; sisters Lena Caimono, Ann Sibeto, Mary Mester, and infant sister; and brother Joe Traino.

She is survived by a son, Louis Leardi of Conneaut; two daughters, Barbara Estes and Sandy (Terry) Moisio, both of Conneaut; eight grandchildren, Janet Estes, Dana Estes, Kelley Estes, A.J. Ford, Taylor Moisio, Krystal (Gabe) Sleigh, Rachael Moisio, and Jared Moisio; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family of JoAnn would like to thank the staff of the Villa at the Lake, the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for the care and compassion given to JoAnn during her illness.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St. in Conneaut, where arrangements are being handled.

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“Now is Joann’s time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort her family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ”

 » KMB  on January 30, 2019

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