JoAnne M. Totaro

Mrs. JoAnne M. Totaro of Port Jervis, NY, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She was 59.

She was born September 30, 1959 in Bronx, NY the daughter of the late Joseph Balsamello and Marie Fariello Balsamello.

JoAnne worked as a cashier for Shoprite in Montague, NJ for 31 years.

JoAnne was kind; nurturing and had an unconditional love for everyone she crossed paths with in her life.  She loved going to Disney and spending time with her family.

Surviving are:

Her loving husband of 36 years, Vincent Totaro

2 beloved sons: Kyle Totaro and his wife Allyson of Raynham, Massachusettes

                           Vincent W. Totaro of Croton on Hudson, NY

Her mother, Marie Balsamello of Warwick, NY

3 Siblings: Joe Balsamello and his wife Camille

                  Christopher Balsamello

                 Maria McClelland and her husband Dale

Mother-in-law: Barbara Totaro

Brothers-in-law: Marco Totaro and his wife Dayna and Gregg Caruso

Sisters-in-law: MaryAnn Totaro, Lynn Ann Pelle and Dawn Garris Peluso

Also many extended family, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 with a 9:15am prayer at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit