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Joann Celia Pedro, age 78, of Largo, Fla., and formerly of Ashtabula, died on March 21, 2017, at the Largo Medical Center, with her loving granddaughter Sydney by her side.
Born Sept. 14, 1938, in Ashtabula, Joann was raised from the age of two by her beloved grandparents Cosmo and Giaconda (Pallutch) Izzi. She married Joseph P. Pedro on June 14, 1958, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and they were married for 59 years. Joann was 15 years old when she first met Joe. Through Joe's work they were away for 34 years and returned to their hometown in the fall of 1995.
They lived in North Ridgeville for twenty years and belonged to St. Peter's Parish, where their three children attended St. Peter's School. Joann was a Eucharistic minister there, sang in the church choir and was a reading aide for children at the school.
She volunteered her time all the years her children attended school. She was one of the founding members of the North Ridgeville Garden Club. Together with her husband they gave much of their time to the church.
They moved to Wooster through Joe's job, and there they were members of St. Mary's church, where their youngest daughter Juile was married. Joann volunteered at the Wooster Community Hospital, and was a member of the Auxiliary Board. She also volunteered every week at the Soup Kitchen. She loved working outside with all of her flowers, cooking and people. Joann was the happiest when she was with her family, and especially adored all of her grandchildren.
In Ashtabula, she was a member of Our Lady of Peace (Mt. Carmel) and the Altar and Rosary Society, Joann and Joe were at the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday from 1-2p.m. for many years volunteering their time. She always loved being there and she always said she felt at peace there.
She was truly blessed by God with a wonderful husband and her three beautiful children and grandchildren.
Joann is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joseph Pedro; her three children, Jenny Ball, Joe Pedro (Jeff Ritter), and Julie (Dave) Chapdelaine; and her five grandchildren Daniel, Connor, Sydney, Sophia, and Nolan.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents who raised her, Cosmo and Gianconda Izzi; and a sister Jane C. Vaughan.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, from 6-8 p.m., in GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 West 19th St., Ashtabula.
Guest book and condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com
Published on March 25, 2017
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