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JoAnn B. Thomas

AGE: 77 • Wilmington

JoAnn B. Thomas, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2016. JoAnn was a Roxiette and danced at the Roxy Theatre and Radio City Music Hall in the 1950's and owned a dance studio where she met her husband Ted. Her love of dance continued throughout her life. She was a dedicated homemaker and worked as a pharmacist's technician for many years. JoAnn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and cherished time spent with her family. She was a life-long member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in New Castle, DE.

JoAnn will be missed by her loving husband of 56 years, James T. Thomas, Jr.; sons, Jeff (Teresa) and Kenneth (Patricia); daughter, Amy Beth Grubb (Mark); grandchildren: Ryan, Casey, Haley, Mark, Morgan, Courtney, K.T. and Camryn; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Hudson; sister, Joyce Poole; and niece, Donna West. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Virginia Brainard.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11 AM at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 521 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE 19720. Burial will immediately follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on May 22, 2016
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