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Joanne R. Turnpenny
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Memories & Candles

“Thank you for sharing these precious details of Joanne's life. May you find comfort in your special memories and always feel her presence near. Marcia ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Very sorry to hear about this. Joanne was a very special person.Kevin R ”
2 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“To Conni , After reading Jo's obituary I feel as though I have known her forever although I never met her. She sounds like an amazing , beautiful...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Angela - Binghamton, NY

“Joanne is how she was always known in "group" on Fridays, and it was always great to have her there. The first thing I noticed were her amazing...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Amanda - Ithaca, NY

“My sincerest condolences. ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Penny Price - Brewerton, NY

“Joanne you will be missed by so many. A precious light has gone out in this world.Through you we now have Conni as a friend, whom we will treasure...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Birgit Nicolaisen - Endwell, NY

“I didn't know Jo, or any of her friends or family, but reading this, I felt that I did. What a beautiful tribute. You are all in my thoughts. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Heather Conklin - NY

Jo was my Sun....
8 of 29 | Posted by: Conni Allen

“Conni, I know neither you nor your beloved Jo. I grew up in Ithaca and live in CO. I was deeply moved learning about Jo's life and her love of birds...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Lucinda Carr - Norwood, CO

“I so loved Joanne... and always was glad to see her and exchange hugs at group. Her light radiated in her eyes. There was just something about her...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Lesley Tillotson

“I haven't seen Joanne since we were kids, but I can still hear your mom, calling to Joanne to "put on your sweater!" Cathy Yarmel ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending my deepest sympathy to you cousin Conni. Wishing you peace and love at this sad time. ”
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sarah Tucker - Seminole, FL

Jo's Army “Jojo was a constant and true friend with a quick wit and compassionate heart. Her unwavering courage in the face of adversity and the way in which...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Chris Dunham - Brooktondale, NY

More of Jo's beloved army
14 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Jo walking the walk. Always.
15 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Jo's Army again
16 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Jo and Amy play time
17 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Master Fixer Upper
18 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Jo's Army
19 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Birthday Shenanigans
20 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Dapper Ladies
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Jo's Army
22 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Master Chef
23 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Jo and Ziri
24 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

Birthday Shindig
25 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Conni and Family,I am truly saddened. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Betsy ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Betsy Coon - Scottsdale, AZ

“Joanne was always an upbeat, positive person and lived her life with honesty, courage and boundless generosity. She always saw the best in people...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Lorrene Adams - Ithaca, NY

“Joanne always lived her life with grace and dignity. Her optimism for the future never wavered, even during our last visit with her in the hospital. ...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Sue and John Rogers - Oneida, NY

“I had the pleasure of working with Joanne for many years. She was a very dedicated individual; someone you could always depend on their...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Nyenhuis - Las Cruces, NM


Joanne passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Joanne was a resident of New York.

Jo was a graduate of Vestal High School class of 1983. She continued her education earning a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Binghamton University in 1988.

A graveside service will be held at 2pm Friday June 16th at Greensprings Natural Cemetery 293 Irish Hill Road Newfield NY. There will be a memorial drum circle and fireside celebration of Jo's life at 6pm Saturday June 24th at Joannes and Connis home in Newfield.Lansing Funeral Home 32 Auburn Road Lansing New York 14882.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes http:www.crcfl.net.

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