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Joanne "JoJo" Anderson

Born: Sun., Apr. 19, 1931
Died: Sun., Nov. 27, 2011

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Joanne "JoJo" Anderson, 80, of Freeport, passed away at 2:33 p.m., Sunday, November 27th 2011, surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot, She was born in Freeport, on April 19, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Estella Milligan. She married Charles Everett Anderson in 1952. JoJo was a graduate of Freeport Area High School class of 1949 and Allegheny Valley Hospital School of Nursing class of 1952. She worked most of her career at Allegheny Valley Hospital holding various positions for over 40 years. She was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church.

JoJo enjoyed people and conversation. She loved her grandchildren and all of her "extended families". She made friends wherever she went in her working and private life and never knew a person she couldn't talk to. JoJo loved to travel to her favorite destination of Las Vegas. She enjoyed participating in many social groups, and various lunch groups with her classmates, former work associates, and her many friends.

She is survived by her two daughters Judy (John) Graff of Stevensville, MD, and Jody (Pete) Dobransky of Freeport.; and her three beloved grandchildren; Amanda, Natasha, and Connor Dobransky, of Freeport. She also is survived by the embracing family that took care of her and watched over her. Her sister-in-law Joyce Borland, of Fawn Twp., and Joyce's two children, Jim Borland and Jackie Matjasko; Her brother-in-law Clarence Anderson and his wife, Gail of Saxonburg, and their two sons, Greg and Brett Anderson

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Charles Everett Anderson, who passed away in 1972; her sister Eleanor (Leonard) Graham and brother-in-law James Borland, and her dear in-laws Zelvin and Loella Anderson.

Her family would like to thank all of her friends that helped make her life complete and full of happiness.

Family and friends are being received on Tuesday November 29th from 2-8 PM. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport. A funeral service will be held in the Freeport United Methodist Church in Freeport, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30th, with Rev. Edd Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Freeport Cemetery , Freeport,

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to;
Freeport United Methodist Church 211 Fourth St. Freeport, Pa 16229
or Freeport Area Library 428 Market St. Freeport, PA 16229

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Anne Balint

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you in this time. JoJo was a wonderful woman, and we are thankful to have known her.

Dawn L.Taylor

Joanne, You have been there every step of my life, I will never forget your caring ways and the wonderful friendship that we had. you have made such an impact on everyone's life that you have touch. You will always remain in my heart!!!!

Eleanor Huth

I am sad to hear about JoJo's passing..sincere sympathy and prayers to her family...She will be missed around Freeport...she did have that friendly smile and a word for everyone she met..

Rest in Peace Jo...We loved you..

Eleanor Huth

John, Kelly, Katlyn and Nicholas

God has another angel. We will miss you "grandma" JoJo.

Denise McGuire Kendall

Jody, Judy and family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. JoJo was an amazing woman who touched so many hearts with her kindness, caring and love. She was an inspiration to many. She will be missed dearly.

Phyllis and Ed Petras

Our deepest sympathy to the Anderson family. We have many fond memories of JoJo. Always a hug and a smile for everyone.

The Johnston Family

Jody, Judy and Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom will be greatly missed. Cherish all the great memories you have of your Mom.

Don,Diana,Rene' and Michelle Johnston

N. Henry

JoJo was such an inspiration to the student nurses she so lovingly cared for. So many years ago I was one of the fledglings she held under her wings. A wonderful person, a woman admired.

May God comfort your family.

N. Henry AVH

Lisa Speer


I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have many fond memories of your mother growing up. Especially with us being neighbors and our moms being nurses. She always remembered me whenever I would see her about! My sympathy to you and your sister.

Paul White

My sincere condolences to JoJo's family. While I have not seen JoJo in the many years since I left the Freeport area, when I read of her passing, I still could envision the smile I see in the picture you have posted. A great, friendly lady. May she rest in God's eternal care.


Paul E. White

Sarasota, FL

Lois Diperna

My deepest sympathy I went to school with JoJo in Freeport and AVH worked with her for many years. She was a great friend and I will miss her

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