Welcome to the memorial page for

Joann Nakley

December 21, 1935 ~ March 16, 2017 (age 81)

Youngstown - There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian

Rd., Youngstown, with Chorbishop Michael Kail and Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa officiating for Joann Nakley, 81, of Youngstown, who passed away peacefully Thursday evening, March 16, 2017 with her loving family by her side.

Joann will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for sense of humor and her extreme generosity towards everyone.

She was born December 21, 1935 in Youngstown, the daughter of Dominic and Thekla (Coury) Nakley and was a lifelong area resident.

Joann was employed for over 33 years at General Electric Company in quality control along with assembly and retired on October 1, 1991.

She was a longtime member of St. Maron Church, its Over 55 Club and the St. Tobias Society. Joann was also an active supporter and participant at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon.

Joann had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed dancing, doing cross word puzzles, going to casinos and was an excellent cook. Joann also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad, but her greatest moments were spending time with family especially her nieces and nephews. 

Joann leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories her beloved brother Thomas Nakley of Maryland, a sister Betty Roccanova of New York and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews along with many friends. 

Besides her parents, Joann was preceded in death by a brother Raymond Nakley and six sisters Ann Nakley, Catherine Nakley, Margaret Menaldi, Helen Tombo, Beatrice Cunning and Florence Wansack.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., where the Prayers of Incense Prayer Service will take place at 6:30 pm., friends and family may also pay respects on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until 9:45 am at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Burial will take place at the Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.


Family and friends may visit to view this obituary,

sign the guest book and send condolences to Joann’s Family.

Joann’s family would like to give thanks and appreciation to Dr. Robert Spratt, St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman and Hospice of the Valley for all their compassion and loving care shown to them throughout this difficult time.

Joann’s family respectfully requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

 Service Information

March 20, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market Street
Boardman, OH 44512

March 21, 2017

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511

Divine Liturgy
March 21, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511

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