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Josephine L. "Jo" Roe


1910 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Josephine L. "Jo" Roe Obituary
HINGHAM, Mass. -  Josephine L. "Jo" Roe, 103, formerly of East Main Street in Canisteo, passed away peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham, Mass.
 
Jo was born July 1, 1910, in Penn Yan, to Wemple H. and Winifred C. (Hunt) Phalen. On June 25, 1938, she married Dr. Leon M. Roe, MD, who predeceased her in August of 1984. She was also predeceased by two sons, John P. Roe in Vietnam in July 1969, and Leon M. Roe II in April 2003; and two sisters, Eleanor Clark and Harriet Phalen.
 
Jo was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and a graduate of Buffalo Deaconess School of Nursing and was superintendent of pediatrics at Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo. She had lived in Canisteo from 1933 to 1965 and then moved to Clinton, where she and her husband resided from 1965-77. From 2002 to 2010, she was a resident of the Grove Manor Braintree assisted living facility in Massachusetts and eventually moved into the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Roe-Gravina of Naples, Italy; a son, William Joseph (Ellen) Roe of Hingham, Mass.; a nephew, Dr. Gerald (Patricia) Feeney of Florida; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Sisson of Penn Yan, and Eva Daisy Sorenson of Ithaca; as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St. in Canisteo, where a funeral service will take place immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo.
 
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Wimodaughsian Free Library, 19 W. Main St. Canisteo, NY 14823.
 
Online condolences and memories maybe made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Mar. 13, 2014
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