Joann M. Barbati 1934-2020

NILES — Joann M. Barbati, 86, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Continuing Health Care of Niles.

She was born March 12, 1934, in Niles, the daughter of Michael and Rose Ciminero Malvasia.

Joann was a 1954 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles.

Her husband, Salvatore Barbati, whom she married June 6, 1959, died March 14, 2019.

She will be deeply missed by two daughters, Rose Barbati of Girard and Margaret Barbati Brenner of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Maria Leedy, Gena Leedy, Christine Edwards, William Brenner II and Christopher Leedy; and seven great-grandchildren, Emilia Rose, Milo Christopher, Luca Patrick, Anastasia, Nate, Tiffini and Megan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Malvasia and Joseph Malvasia.

Due to the current health crisis, funeral services will be private.

Material remembrances can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are being handled by Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Joann’s family.

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