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  • Joan J. Wilson Loiacano

  • Joan J. Wilson Loiacano, 79, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Valley Health Services, Herkimer, following a brief illness.

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  • Joan J. Wilson Loiacano, 79, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Valley Health Services, Herkimer, following a brief illness.
    She was born on Aug. 7, 1933, in Jordanville, the daughter of the late John and Anna Burez Yaworski and was a graduate of Van Hornesville Central School. Joan married Floyd Wilson in Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in East Herkimer. Mr. Wilson passed away in 1990. She later married Joseph Loiacano, in Ilion. Joan has been a lifelong resident of this area.
    Prior to her retirement, Joan was employed as a cashier with the P&C Supermarket, Little Fallls. She enjoyed going dancing with the girls and trips to the casino. Earlier in her life, she enjoyed skiing and skating. Joan’s greatest pride and joy was her family especially spending time with her grandson, Shawn.
    Joan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary “Butch” and Sue Wilson, of Mohawk; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Phil Wattles, of Nantucket, Mass.; her beloved grandson, Shawn Wilson, of Mohawk; her sisters and brothers-in-laws, Kate Sadlon and Helen and Steven Sadlon, all of Ilion, and Nancy and Bernard Hugick, of Mohawk; her brother, Walter Yaworski, of Herkimer; her sister-in-law, Georgia Yaworski, of Pennsylvania, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Steven Yaworski, Michael Yaworski, Mary Valentine, Anne Ostasz, Olga Leduc Pavlot and Larry Pabes.
    Joan’s funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the chapel of the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, with the Very Reverend John Udics, rector of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, East Herkimer, officiating. Spring interment will take place in Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery, East Herkimer, at the convenience of the family.
    In keeping the family’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Contributions, in Joan’s memory, may be offered to the Arthritis Foundation, Upstate New York Chapter, 3300 Monroe Ave., Suite 319, Rochester, New York 14618. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given by visiting www.eneafamily.com. Joan and her family are being care for by Harry J. Enea, Jr. and Scott J. Pizer, funeral directors for the Enea Family Funeral Homes.
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